2440 West Shaw Avenue, Suite 101
Fresno, CA 93711-3300
Admitted to Practice
– All courts in the State of California
– U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
– U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
J.D., University of Santa Clara, 1977
B.A., Pomona College, 1974
Tim is an associate in the Fresno office and is Co-Chair of the Workers' Compensation practice group. During his 36-year legal career, Tim has focused his practice almost exclusively on insurance defense. As staff counsel for two major insurance carriers, and then in private practice, Tim has defended every imaginable litigated insurance claim: medical malpractice, defamation claims, products liability, construction defect, professional liability, including real estate and insurance broker claims, breach of contract and workers' compensation claims. Tim's 14 jury trial results include defense verdicts in numerous motor vehicle accident, products liability, slip and fall and breach of contract cases. He is a member of the Workers' Compensation Section of the State Bar of California.
Tim has twenty-five years of experience as a judge pro tem, as an arbitrator and as a mediator. Tim has two published appellate cases in which the California Court of Appeal ruled in his favor: Demkowski v. Lee (1991) 233 Cal.App.3d 1251 and Pedro Muna v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, U.S. Security Associates, Inc. (2007) 9 WCAB Rptr. 10,293; 2007 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 7272.
In his spare time, Tim attempts to pursue his many hobbies, including ski patrolling with the National Ski Patrol, biking, pursuing a personal trainer certification, and welding.