Tim has been a courtroom lawyer for his entire legal career. Having begun his career with one of the leading litigation firms in the Southeast, Tim stepped immediately from the classroom to the courtroom. He was soon representing individuals in tort actions against major corporations and, by 31 years of age, had been lead counsel in Robins vs. National Security Insurance Company and Williams v. Arrow International, Inc., cases resulting in seven figure verdicts for his clients.
He was soon thereafter appointed by the US District Court to the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee representing hemophilia patients who had received HIV-contaminated blood products. The case resulted in a $640,000,000 settlement with several pharmaceutical companies.
Tim’s legal practice has broadened dramatically from his initial focus on individual personal injury cases. Along the way, his practice has included representing entire communities harmed by toxic waste. Today, a substantial portion of his practice is in the area of business litigation and in protecting the rights of intellectual property owners.
Tim is a 1981 graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Business Administration. He is a 1984 graduate of Cumberland School of Law. He currently serves as the firm’s managing partner. Tim has authored numerous articles and has been a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars.
He and his wife, Julia, enjoy family time with their two married children and two grandchildren.
- Alabama, 1984
- Florida, 1985
- U.S. District Court, 1985
- Northern District of Alabama 1996
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
- Cumberland School of Law of Samford University (J.D., 1984)
- Furman University
- Florida State University (B.S., 1981)
Professional memberships and affiliations
- Birmingham Bar Association
- Alabama State Bar
- The Florida Bar
- American Association for Justice
- Newsletter Editor of the Business Torts Section
- Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
- Member: Board of Governors, 1987-1988
- Executive Committee, 1988-2004
- Associate Editor, Alabama Trial Lawyers Journal, 1991
Sweeney v. Purvis, 665 So.2d 926 (Ala. 1995).
Recent publications and presentations
- Contributing Author, Recent Trends in Patent Infringement Lawsuits, Aspatore Books, 2016 Edition
- 2016 AAJ Annual Convention: “Patent Law Update – – New Challenges for the Plaintiff”
- 2013 AAJ Winter Convention: “Patent Infringement – – The Other PI”
- “Distinguishing and Proving Wantonness in Alabama,” Alabama Trial Lawyers Journal, Summer, 1988; “Recent Civil Decisions,” Birmingham Bar Bulletin, 1986-1997 “Preparation of the Construction Accident Case,” ATLA Journal, 1991.