- 27 years experience
Augustana University, B.A., summa cum laude University of Southern California, J.D., Order of the Coif
8th Circuit of Appeals, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, South Dakota State and Federal Courts, United States Court of Federal Claims,
Tim grew up on a farm in South Dakota and attended Augustana University in Sioux Falls. He attended law school at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. After completing a federal clerkship, Tim joined Woods Fuller in 1994 as a litigator.
While Tim has litigated a broad range of matters over the course of his career, he has developed expertise in several areas. Tim has handled many covenants not to compete cases, representing employers and employees, in numerous states. He has represented clients in trade-secret lawsuits. Tim has also litigated multiple patent-infringement disputes, for patentees and accused infringers, in a several jurisdictions, including South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Tim has tried lawsuits to judges and juries in federal and state courts. He has appeared multiple times before the South Dakota Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Tim works with his clients to develop a plan and strategy that makes practical and economic sense for each particular case. He recognizes that some cases should be settled and that some must be tried. He understands that clients are entitled to prompt and thorough attention.
Tim is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the South Dakota Defense Lawyers Association, and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.
In his free time, Tim enjoys playing golf and attending the activities of his two children.