Overview

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

Before he was a lawyer, Tim was in broadcast television news telling stories for a living. Despite working under tight deadlines, Tim worked tirelessly to keep time constraints from jeopardizing the accuracy of the story, presentation of the facts and producing a high-quality product for broadcast.

While practicing law is a great deal different from television news in so many ways, there is one constant in both professions: a dedication to telling a story. Tim approaches each case with care, attention to detail and a style that is appropriate for the legal dispute or matter. Defending a lawsuit starts with building a theme, developing that theme by telling the client’s story, sharpening the defense and seeing the matter through a resolution. The ultimate goal is delivering on the results promised, while also adjusting to any obstacles along the way.

Tim's litigation practice is diverse, ranging from complex personal injury, construction dispute and property damage lawsuits. He has developed a niche practice defending contractors and design professionals in landslide and site development construction claims and lawsuits. More broadly, Tim also has a broad business litigation practice representing small to large corporations. He also defends claims involving car accidents, premises liability, subrogation demands, construction site injury claims and trucking accidents across Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Every case has a client with a story to tell. Tim works with the client to build a narrative and theme for each claim or defense. This includes working closely with the client and insurance company representative to evaluate potential exposure, mitigate the risk and achieve the best result.  

Tim was born and raised in Northern Kentucky. He graduated from Covington Latin School (an accelerated college preparatory school) at age 16. He pursued his undergraduate education at Northern Kentucky University where he graduated with his Bachelor of Arts with a major in Broadcast Journalism and minor in Journalism in 1998 at age 20. Tim graduated from Chase College of Law in 2005. He is a proud Trojan, Norse and Chase grad. 

Honors & Recognitions

In January 2020, Westfield awarded Tim with a golden gavel in appreciation of his work on the successful defense of a lawsuit involving a complex liability question and significant injuries. In Patterson, et al. v. Adleta, Inc., 1st Dist. Hamilton Slip Opinion Nos. C-180015, C-18002, the First District Court of Appeals upheld the trial court’s grant of summary judgment to our client, holding that climbing and descending a ladder is an inherently dangerous activity. The award was given in recognition of his efforts in achieving a cost-effective, creative and focused resolution to a lawsuit the presented significant risk and exposure.  

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

Columbus CEO Magazine
Top Lawyers, 2018 and 2019

Recognized as Rising Star in Kentucky Super Lawyers Magazine 

Community & Professional

Ohio State Bar Association

Kentucky Bar Association

Indiana Bar Association

Northern Kentucky Bar Association

-Board of Directors (2020-2023)

Cincinnati Bar Association

The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (“CLM”)

-Member since 2016.

Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys

Kentucky Bar Association

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Leadership Northern Kentucky

- Class of 2013 Alumni

Salmon P. Chase Chapter, American Inn of Courts

Results

For a more complete list of trial results, please contact attorney.

News

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE Webinar, Mar 28, 2019
  • Trial Advocacy and Demeanor
    Newport, KY, Nov 13, 2018
  • Ins and Outs of Insurance Coverage
    Cincinnati, OH, Apr 5, 2018
  • Best Practices in Mediation
    Lexington, KY, Feb 23, 2018
  • Managing Contractual Obligations and Insurance Requirements
    Springfield, OH, Aug 23, 2017
  • Ethics and Best Practices in Per Hour Time Billing
    Cincinnati, OH, Oct 25, 2016

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Publications

Education

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

B.A., Northern Kentucky University, 1998

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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