Tim is the managing partner of WSHB’s Seattle office. He handles a variety of complex civil litigation matters in both Washington and Oregon, and practices primarily in the areas of construction, employment, environmental, professional liability, and insurance coverage. Tim regularly represents builders and developers in a range of residential and commercial construction matters, as well as design professionals and others in a wide array of professional liability matters. He has litigated large-scale environmental contamination cases brought under state and federal law and other environmental exposure and toxic tort cases. He handles cases in state and federal court in Washington and Oregon, at the trial court and appellate levels. In addition, Tim assists our national insurance coverage practice by advising and representing domestic and international insurers on first-party property (Homeowner’s and Commercial), commercial general liability, construction defect, and professional errors and omission claims. He has successfully litigated a wide variety of first-party and third-party insurance cases, including the interpretation of policy provisions and exclusions, quantum disputes, catastrophes, bad faith, and extra-contractual claims.
Tim has served as lead trial counsel in multiple complex litigation jury trials, trying high exposure cases to verdict with great success. Additionally, he has severed as an arbitrator on multiple matters. Tim attended the CLM Litigation Management Institute and earned the designation of Certified Litigation Management Professional. He has also been selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine.
Awards & Accomplishments
Super Lawyers Magazine Washington Rising Star, 2016
Completed the CLM Litigation Management Institute and earned the designation of Certified Litigation Management Professional, 2013
Events, Seminars & Presentations
2018 CLM Management and Professional Liability Conference, Boston, MA - Ever-Expanding Liability of Construction Design Professionals: A Survey of Design Liability Trends and Practical Effects
MC Consultants, Inc., 2015 PNW Construction Seminar
Trial & Appellate Results
Mattingly v. Palmer Ridge Homes, LLC, 157 Wn. App. 376, 238 P.3d 505 (2010)
Jury Rejects Plaintiffs’ $3.5 Million Demand in Complex Inverse Condemnation Trial
WSHB Oregon Case Update: Appellate Court Limits Settlement Options in Construction Lawsuits
WSHB Toxic Tort Update - California Defendants Lose Battle In Long Running War Over Toxic Tort Pleading
Oregon Docks Construction Defect Tail