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After 30 years practicing in a large firm, Tim has founded his  own firm to provide high quality and reasonably priced trial and appellate court representation in civil litigation matters. Tim has handled well over 100 appeals, including successfully arguing a landmark case before the U.S. Supreme Court--Vernonia School District v. Acton. He has  represented clients in appeals involving virtually every area of the law in the Oregon Supreme Court, the Oregon Court of Appeals and the United States Circuit Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Federal Circuits. Tim has also litigated many cases in state and federal trial courts.  

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Rely on Experience


Notable Cases

Vernonia School District 47 J v. Acton

Successfully represented school district, arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court, and achieving reversal of the 9th Circuit's decision that the school district's policy of random drug testing of student athletes violated the Fourth Amendment. This case stands as a landmark decision establishing the constitutionality of random drug testing of student athletes under the United States constitution.

Click here for the decision on Tim's U.S. Supreme Court argument. 515 U.S. 646 (U.S. 1995)


Weber v. Oakridge School District 76

Successfully represented school district (both trial and appellate courts) in a state court challenge alleging that the district's policy of random drug testing of student athletes violates the Oregon constitution. Or. App. 415, 56 P.3d 504 (Or. App. 2002)


City of Eugene v. Comcast

Represent Comcast, as both trial and appellate attorney (case pending before the Oregon Court of Appeals), in litigation concerning taxation of revenues derived 

from Internet access and raising issues of first impression under federal telecommunications law and the Internet Tax Freedom Act.


Babson v. State

Represented anti-war protestors prosecuted for conducting an overnight vigil on the steps of Oregon State Capitol Building, in both both the trial and the Oregon Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.  The case involved the freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and speech or debate clauses of the Oregon Constitution as well as the First Amendment. 


Doe v. Lake Oswego School District

Represented Oregon school district in Oregon Supreme Court in action alleging child abuse by elementary

school teacher. 


Kramer v. Tosco

Represented employer before United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in case involving a jury verdict applying the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Tahvili v. Washington Mutual Bank

Successfully represented bank before the Oregon Court of Appeals in upholding judgment on appeal involving revocation of attorney's pro hac vice certification during trial. A128324 and

A127302 (Or. App. 2008)


Harari v. Hollmer

Successfully represented appellant before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in patent interference matter.


Gafur v. Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center

Successfully represented health system before the Oregon Supreme Court in action seeking wages and penalties for allegedly missed rest and meal periods Education.

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