As a trial attorney with over 20 years of experience, Tim Thalken regularly represents clients involved in commercial disputes, negligence claims, insurance litigation, and claims brought under Section 1983 and ERISA. He also routinely handles regulatory investigations and appeals regarding tax assessments.

Tim’s extensive trial, arbitration, administrative, and appellate experience includes:

  • Successfully defending the constitutionality of Nebraska’s education funding system brought by several school districts.
  • Representing a client in litigation involving the storage of spent nuclear fuel which has resulted in a more than $105 million in payments to his client.
  • Second chairing a trial which secured a $43.8 million jury verdict for his client for breach of contract, tortious interference, and anti-trust violations. This was believed to be the largest jury verdict in Nebraska history at the time it was entered.
  • Obtaining summary judgment for a small business client in a multimillion-dollar ERISA claim brought against the client. The client was awarded over $600,000 in attorney fees.
  • Lead trial counsel in defense of a class action brought by retirees of a public utility, resulting in summary judgment being entered in favor of his client.
  • Defending and settling a class-action lawsuit filed by public employee unions and retirees regarding the constitutionality of a city ordinance relating to retiree health care.

In addition to his trial practice, Tim advises commercial clients on property tax valuation matters, helping clients reduce their taxes. Tim has also drafted multiple legislative bills that have been enacted into law.

Tim has served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Nebraska in complex litigation matters, including a constitutional challenge to Nebraska’s education funding statutes; a First Amendment retaliation claim, and is currently defending lawsuits brought by hundreds of public employees challenging changes made to their pension plans.

Throughout his career, Tim has devoted countless hours of service to his profession and his community. Appointed to serve on the Omaha Personnel Board by the Mayor of Omaha, and confirmed by the City Council, Tim was elected Chairperson of the Board in 2021. He is an active member of the Nebraska State Bar Association’s Practice and Procedure Committee.