In the past few years I have been focusing on personal injury cases. Almost all of my cases come from attorney referrals.
I have found that when a general practitioner teams up with an effective personal injury attorney, a “win-win-win” result ensues, and all benefit: the local lawyer; the litigator; and most importantly, the client.
Conversely, I have also witnessed the aftermath of a sole practitioner trying to handle a catastrophic case without adequate resources. The earlier a good team is assembled, the greater the chance of a good outcome.
Some referring lawyers stay heavily involved in the case through trial. The Idaho Rules of Professional Conduct require that fee split arrangements be done with the client’s consent and commensurate with the efforts of both attorneys.
I have had great results working with fellow Idaho lawyers. I have tried cases in every North Idaho courthouse from Bonners Ferry to Lewiston. In addition, over the last decade I have taught trial advocacy and evidence at the University of Idaho College of Law. I am an ITLA certified civil trial specialist. I have also served as President of the Idaho State Bar.
I hope to finish my career specializing in personal injury cases. I am a delegate to the American Association for Justice and attend national seminars to learn from the best in the country. I welcome the opportunity to work with you. Feel free to call to brainstorm; I can forward common personal injury forms to you in a few clicks.
As president of the Idaho State Bar, Tim led an initiative to reduce the amount of bullying in the legal profession.
Watch – "Managing A Bully Without Becoming One"
Tim moderated a program that addressed practical ethical challenges the personal injury attorney faces in representing injured clients.Ethics for the Idaho Personal Injury Lawyer Additional Articles