Tim is a native Oregonian, raised in the Southern Willamette Valley in the small town of Cottage Grove. He attended St. Paul’s School and Marist High School, going on to attend Williams College in Massachusetts where he obtained a B.A. in Economics and Studio Art, and a concentration in International Developmental Economics.
Economics, Law & Conflict Resolution.
On returning to the west coast, Tim took a position with one of the founding members of the Conflict Resolution Movement, attorney and peacemaker, Harrison Sheppard, Esq., for whom he assisted in the resolution of business and family disputes. After a year at Mr. Sheppard’s firm, Tim accepted a position with the Federal Reserve Bank, continuing his observations and study in macro-economic policy and beginning his early phases of community outreach.
After two years at the Federal Reserve, Tim attended law school at the University of California, Hastings School of Law, where he built on his experience at Mr. Sheppard’s firm, studying mediation, negotiation, and alternative dispute resolution.
Policy and Profession
Following law school, Tim accepted a position with a Silicon Valley law firm, Computerlaw Group, where he spent his early legal career representing clients in the semi-conductor, solar and tech industries in intellectual property litigation and business dispute resolution with a particular emphasis on alternative dispute resolution. He launched his practice in Oregon just two years later when he obtained a clerkship with United States Magistrate Judge Tom Coffin. During his clerkship, he spent time co-mediating under the guidance and direction of Oregon Supreme Court Justice Susan Leeson.
Tim is now an attorney at a personal injury, civil rights, and small business law firm in Portland. He is on the board of the Johnson Creek Watershed Council and the Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Association. He is a revival member of the Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Watch.
Tim lives in Outer Southeast Portland with his wife, Ashley, and daughter, Veyda James.