Resume

Tim Gresback

210 E. 7th Street | P.O. Box 9696 | Moscow, Idaho 83843
(208)882-2222 (Phone) | (208)892-3535 (Fax)
[email protected] | www.moscowattorney.com

EDUCATION

ANTIOCH SCHOOL OF LAW - WASHINGTON, D.C.
Juris Doctorate (1987). Top student in Evidence and Criminal Procedure.

ST. OLAF COLLEGE - NORTHFIELD, MINNESOTA
Bachelor of Arts in History (1983). Member of Student Senate and Hockey Team.

LANCASTER UNIVERSITY - LANCASTER, ENGLAND
Junior Year Abroad (1982). Studied Euro-Asian Comparative History (Japan, China, U.S.S.R.) and Irish Nationalism. Thesis: “A Tradition of Violence: The Irish Quest for Nationhood 1880-1923.”

ADMISSIONS

Idaho State Bar (1987).

Minnesota State Bar (1989).

District Of Columbia Bar (1989).

United States Supreme Court (1994).

Nez Perce Tribal Court (2003).

Washington State Bar (2008).

Federal District Court for District Of Columbia (2011).

PUBLIC SERVICE

President Idaho State Bar (2015).

Commissioner Idaho State Bar (2013-2016).

Director Palouse Public Ice Rink (2011-2015).

Commissioner Magistrate Commission (Second District) (2011-2015).

Delegate American Association for Justice (2010-present).

President Idaho Trial Lawyers Association (2009-2010).

Evidence Rules Committee Idaho Supreme Court (2009-present).

Ice Hockey Referee Palouse Youth Hockey Association (2007-2012).

Commissioner Moscow Human Rights Commission (2006-2011).

Director Federal Defender Services of Idaho (2006-2011).

Regional Director Idaho Trial Lawyers Association (2005-2006).

President Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2001-2002).

Director YMCA Youth Government Program North Region (1992-1999).

President Trinity Group Homes (1995-1998).

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Eight Lessons from the Bullying Road Show, Advocate, Vol. 59, No. 1 (January 2016).

Confessions of a Recovering Bully, Advocate, Vol. 58, No. 9, (September 2015).

Untangling the Web of Prior Witness Statements, Advocate, Vol. 57, No. 5 (May 2014).

My Best Day as a Lawyer, Washington State Bar News, Vol. 66, No. 6 (June 2012).

My Best Day as a Lawyer, ITLA Journal, Vol. 40, No. 3 (Fall 2011).

Idaho’s Best Criminal Cases, (Editor) IACDL Publication (8th ed. 2010).

Is My Record Clear Now?, Advocate, Vol. 52, No. 6 (June 2009).

Nine Bad Ideas, ITLA Journal, Vol. 31, No. 1 (Spring 2002).

Petition for Review Denied: What’s All the Shouting About?, Advocate, Vol. 33, No. 2 (February 1990).

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

December 1991 - Present
PRIVATE PRACTICE - COEUR D’ALENE & MOSCOW, IDAHO
Sole practitioner in Coeur d’Alene and Moscow, primarily personal injury litigation.

August 2000 - December 2013
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF TRIAL ADVOCACY - MOSCOW, IDAHO
Trial Advocacy and Evidence Adjunct Professor at the University of Idaho College of Law.

April 1989 - October 1991
DEPUTY PUBLIC DEFENDER - COEUR D’ALENE, IDAHO
State court trial defense litigator. Felony, misdemeanor, juvenile, child protective and appellate representation for indigents. Tried over thirty jury trials to verdict.

August 1987 - April 1989
IDAHO SUPREME COURT - BOISE, IDAHO
Judicial Clerk for Justice Stephen Bistline.

Fall 1986 - Spring 1987
ADULT MISDEMEANOR CLINIC - WASHINGTON, D.C.
Defended indigent adults charged with drug, prostitution and theft offenses. Argued case before District of Columbia Court of Appeals involving pro se indigents’ fundamental right of access to the courts.

January - August 1986
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURT OF APPEALS - WASHINGTON, D.C.
Judicial Intern for Judge Julia Cooper Mack.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Lessons From the Masters: The Lawyer as a Lightning Rod (Presentation with Coeur d’Alene attorney Michael Ramsden and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden.)
Idaho State Bar Convention, July 14, 2017.

Make Ethics Great Again
ITLA McCall, October 7, 2016.

The Digital Evolution of a Technical Neanderthal
ITLA Sun Valley, June 29, 2012.

Ethics for the Idaho Personal Injury Lawyer (moderator)
ITLA Boise, November 18, 2011.

How To Keep Your White Hat White
ITLA Jackpot, NV, September 17, 2010.

Ethics for the Idaho Personal Injury Lawyer (moderator)
ITLA Boise, November 13, 2009.

Arguing Damages to the Jury
ITLA Boise, February 27, 2009.

The Fundamentals of Car Crash Litigation
ITLA Pocatello, October 26, 2007.

A Call for the End to Humiliation Litigation
John P. Gray Inn of Court, Coeur d’Alene, November 4, 2007.

A Dreamer’s Practical Guide to Winning Car Crash Jury Trials
ITLA Boise, February 25, 2005.

DOCUMENTARY

A Bunch of Prima Donnas (Writer and Director)
Chronicling the 50-year history of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association as told through its past presidents. Available on YouTube.
June 15, 2017.

AWARDS

Trial Lawyer of the Year, Idaho Trial Lawyers Association (2012).

Liberty Award, American Civil Liberties Union (2005).

President’s Award, Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (1997).

CERTIFICATIONS

Civil Trial Specialist, Idaho Trial Lawyers Association (2013-present).

Criminal Trial Specialist, Idaho Trial Lawyers Association (2005-2015).

Death-Penalty Qualified Counsel, Idaho Supreme Court (2002-2012).

Areas of Practice

Car Accidents
Motorcycle | ATV Accidents
Underinsured Motorist
Uninsured Motorist
Wrongful Death
Pedestrian | Bicycle Injuries
Trucking Accidents
Dog Bites
Slip and Fall—Premises Liability
Injuries from Negligence