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Education

J.D., Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University, 2005

B.A., Northern Kentucky University, 1998

Bar Admissions

  • State of Ohio, 2005
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2009
  • United States Supreme Court, 2009
  • State of Indiana, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2015
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I am firmly committed to providing my clients with high quality legal services. This commitment is premised on doing what needs to be done and doing it right, on a cost effective basis.

Tim is a litigation, insurance coverage, construction, and small business attorney representing clients in state and federal courts throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.   

Tim regularly defends bodily injury and property damage claims arising from car accidents, landslides, trucking accidents, slip and fall incidents and premises liability matters.

Tim defends construction defect and damage, breach of contract and warranty claims. Many of these construction claims start as early as a scope of work or payment dispute. Tim enjoys handling construction workmanship, damage and monetary disputes for his general contractor and subcontractor clients. Tim also resolves real estate title claims.

Tim advises small businesses on entity organization, collections matters, mechanic's and materialman's liens, non-compete agreements and contract disputes. In fact, Tim serves as general counsel for a number of well known Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky businesses.  

Tim works with individuals and their families to prepare and implement wills, trusts, powers of attorney and advance health care directives.  He also handles probate court matters for the appointment of guardians and the settlement of minor’s claims for injuries or damages.

As a seasoned insurance coverage litigator, Tim has successfully defended clients regarding coverage issues involving a duty to defend or indemnify, PIP and medical payment claims disputes and UM/UIM claims.

Tim also maintains a significant appellate court practice. His clients prevailed in the following appellate matters:

Ryan v. Acuity, A Mutual Insurance Company, 2011-CA-000653 (Ky. App. July 26, 2012), Designated Not To Be Published.

Wright v. Franklin, 2012-CA-001023 (Ky. App. April 12 2013), Designated Not To Be Published.

Both appeals involved clarifying the Supreme Court of Kentucky's 2010 decision in Cincinnati Insurance Company v. Motorists Mutual Insurance Company, 306 S.W.3d 69 (Ky. 2010).

Prior to attending law school, Tim worked in the broadcasting industry. He was a photojournalist, assignment editor and produced work between the ABC and CBS affiliates in the Cincinnati television market. While working in television news, Tim covered significant news events, including local and national breaking news stories.

Tim is a native of Kentucky, born and raised in Kenton County.  He and his family are members and active parishioners of Our Lord Christ the King parish in the Mount Lookout neighborhood of Cincinnati. Tim also enjoys volunteering at Cardinal Pacelli School.

Honors & Recognitions

Rated AV® Preeminent™: Very Highly Rated in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards by Martindale Hubbell Peer Review

Recognized as Rising Star in Kentucky Super Lawyers Magazine 

Professional Memberships & Community Affiliations

Ohio State Bar Association

Cincinnati Bar Association

Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys

Kentucky Bar Association

Northern Kentucky Bar Association
-Secretary-Treasurer Young Lawyer Society, 2009

Indiana Bar Association

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Leadership Northern Kentucky
-Class of 2013 Participant
-Alumni Group Member

Salmon P. Chase Chapter, American Inn of Courts

Salmon P. Chase
-College of Law Alumni Association

Northern Kentucky University, College of Informatics
-Board Member, Alumni Council

Covington Latin School Alumni Association
-Chairman, Covington Latin School Academic Advancement Fund (2007-2008)

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