Tim has extensive trial, arbitration, administrative, and appellate experience. He helped secure a $43.8 million jury verdict for his client for breach of contract, tortious interference, and anti-trust violations. This is believed to be the largest jury verdict in Nebraska history, at the time it was entered. Tim recently defended a small business against a multimillion-dollar ERISA case where he won summary judgment and an award of over $600,000 in attorney fees for his client.

While at Fraser Stryker, Tim was appointed as a Special Assistant Attorney General. In that capacity he successfully defended a constitutional challenge to Nebraska’s education funding statutes, successfully defended the Nebraska Department of Banking in a First Amendment retaliation claim, and is currently representing the state in lawsuits brought by hundreds of state employees regarding changes made to their pension contribution rates.

Tim was the lead trial attorney in obtaining an injunction against two professional indoor football teams, preventing them from playing in a competing league in violation of their noncompete agreements. Tim defended and settled a complex class-action lawsuit filed by public employee unions and retirees regarding the constitutionality of a city ordinance relating to retiree health care. He was the lead trial counsel in defending a class action brought by retirees of a public utility which resulted in summary judgment being entered in favor of his client. He has represented a client in litigation involving the storage of spent nuclear fuel which has resulted in a more than $28 million in payments to his client. He negotiated and recovered a six-figure settlement from an auto glass company who had engaged in a scheme to commit insurance fraud. He successfully defended multimillion-dollar coal royalty assessments assessed by state and federal agencies.

Tim regularly defends clients in litigation involving commercial disputes, negligence claims, insurance coverage, and claims brought under Section 1983 and ERISA. He also routinely handles regulatory investigations and appeals regarding tax assessments.

Tim has drafted legislation regarding Nebraska civil procedure which has been enacted into law and has advised clients regarding proposed legislation and regulations.

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.

Honors & Awards

  • Rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Named the Best Lawyers® 2020 Litigation – ERISA “Lawyer of the Year” in Omaha
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© in Litigation-ERISA (peer nominations)
  • Selected to 2016-2021 Great Plains Super Lawyers® list (Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Defense, and General Litigation)
  • Selected to the 2013-2015 Great Plains Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list (Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Defense, and General Litigation)

Professional Organizations

  • Nebraska State Bar Association, 2001 – Practice and Procedure Committee (2016)
  • Omaha Bar Association, 2001
  • Eighth Circuit Bar Association, 2003
  • Defense Research Institute – Member
  • Nebraska Defense Counsel Association – Legislative Committee
  • Nuclear Energy Institute – Lawyers Committee

Memberships & Civic Affiliations

  • City of Omaha Personnel Board – Member, Chairperson (2021-present), Secretary (2020-2021)
  • Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society
  • Order of the Barrister – Member
  • Nebraska Law Review – Member
  • Moot Court Board – Member
  • National Moot Court Team – Member
  • Marian Jr. Crusader Basketball Coach (2017-2020)

Legal Experience

Admitted

2016

  • U.S. Supreme Court

2002

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

2001

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
  • Nebraska

Education

LAW SCHOOL: University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., with distinction, 2001

COLLEGE: Creighton University, B.A., summa cum laude, with honors, with departmental distinction, 1998