Tim is a member of the Professional Liability Department, and focuses his practice on the defense of claims and suits brought against insurance agents and brokers, construction companies, attorneys, financial entities, large product manufacturers, and other professionals.
In addition to defending professionals in the insurance and construction industries, Tim has defended cases involving automobile crash worthiness protection, airbag deployment, motorcycles, and power equipment. Tim has successfully tried dozens of arbitrations to verdict in Pennsylvania on behalf of these large product manufacturers.
In 2003, Tim graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. During the fall semester of his junior year at BC, Tim clerked for Senator John Kerry (D-MA). Tim then attended Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, PA, where he earned his juris doctor in 2006. Tim achieved various honors while at Temple Law School, including: Temple University Law Faculty Scholarship recipient; Outstanding Oral Advocacy in Trial Advocacy; and Distinguished Classroom Performance - Civil Procedure. Tim was also a staff member of the Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review.
While attending Temple Law, Tim also worked part-time as a law clerk with Liberty Mutual Insurance Group in the Philadelphia Legal Department.
Significant Representative Matters
•Obtained jury trial defense verdict as first chair counsel on behalf of large product manufacturer in the Court of Common Pleas of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. Three day trial involving party, witness and multiple experts' testimony.
•Obtained Non-Suit judgment for insurance broker following close of plaintiff's case in chief at Arbitration in Delaware County, PA.
•Obtained defense verdict for large automobile manufacturer at Arbitration in Philadelphia County in a product liability suit involving fire cause and origin issues, with live expert testimony for both parties at Arbitration.
•Obtained favorable outcome for large construction company client at private binding Arbitration, in a personal injury suit with a settlement demand of $600,000. Following successful defense at Arbitration with multiple party and witness testimony and experts, the award resulted in client paying less than cost of trial defense.
•Assisted first chair counsel in successful jury trial in Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. Breach of contract / indemnity action representing construction manager against a sub-contractor, resulting in jury verdict recovery in excess of $750,000 on behalf of client. Drafted successful pre-trial and post-trial Motions, fact and expert witness coordination, with trial conference participation.
•Obtained voluntary suit dismissal of plaintiff in legal malpractice suit with $2 million initial settlement demand, after drafting successful Motion for Summary Judgment and procuring multiple defense expert reports on behalf of law firm and individual attorney clients. Dispositive Motion established plaintiff's failure to prove her underlying case within the case and causation in professional negligence action, including the use of digital metadata analysis and litigation attorney expert opinion.
•Obtained Non-Pros judgment in favor of wholesale insurance broker in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. After serving plaintiff's counsel with letters threatening sanctions and fees under Pa.R.C.P. 1023.1, and the prospect of a retaliatory suit against plaintiff's counsel for wrongful use of civil proceedings, because plaintiff's claims against the wholesale insurance broker lacked probable cause, plaintiff's counsel promptly withdrew representation and the suit languished resulting in a Non Pros judgment with no indemnity paid.
•Defending for over six years the manufacturer, designer and distributor of automobiles, motorcycles and varied power equipment in catastrophic injury and breach of warranty actions.
•Defending for over four years a wholesale and retail finance company in commercial litigation and lender liability suits involving claims of fraud, breach of contract, professional negligence and unfair trade practices.
Year Joined Organization: 2006