A skilled litigator and strategist, Tim represents medical device and technology companies in product liability matters, and financial services industry clients in litigation and regulatory investigations.

Overview

Tim's product liability experience includes defending medical technology companies in individual, coordinated and consolidated actions involving orthopedic, diagnostic and other prescription products. He has served as national coordinating and trial counsel in cases involving any array of other products and claims of catastrophic injuries and loss. Tim is currently co-lead defense counsel in In re Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Prods. Liab. Litig, MDL No. 2441.  

Tim also represents a wide array of financial market participants, including broker-dealers, hedge funds, banks, insurance companies and investors. He is currently representing major financial institutions in litigation concerning the origination, sale and securitization of home mortgages.

Experience

Tim has served as national coordinating, Minnesota, and trial counsel in thousands of products liability cases.

In addition to his current work in MDL No. 2441, he served as national counsel for an electrical products manufacturer in cases involving electrocution, burns and fire resulting in personal injury, wrongful death and property loss, and as Minnesota counsel for a manufacturer of prescription infusion pumps.

Tim serves as counsel for broker-dealers and investors in a wide range of litigations, arbitrations and regulatory enforcement maters.

Tim was counsel for a publicly held investor in FINRA arbitration seeking rescission of illiquid auction rate securities. The investor retained the securities and received more than $50 million in damages.

Tim has also represented parties and amicus curiae in cases involving civil liberties issues, including: Webster v. Hennepin County, 2017 WL 1316109 (Minn. Ct. App. Apr. 10, 2017) (amicus curiae addressing impact of County's refusal to respond to term search requests under open records law); Keefe v. Adams, 840 F.3d 523 (8th Cir. 2016) (amicus curie addressing constitutionality of restrictions on off-campus, on-line speech); League of Women Voters v. Ritchie, 819 N.W.2d 636 (Minn. 2012) (amicus curie addressing impact of proposed photographic identification requirement); Occupy Minneapolis v. County of Hennepin, 866 F. Supp. 2d 1062 (D. Minn. 2011) (represented protestors and secured peaceful resolution); The Coalition to March on the RNC and Stop the War v. The City of St. Paul, Minn., 557 F. Supp. 1014 (D. Minn. 2008) (represented protestors in challenging time, place, and manner restrictions); Jewish Community Action v. Commissioner of Public Safety, 657 N.W.2d 604 (Minn. Ct. App. 2003) (successful challenge to good-cause exempt rule-making).

Recognitions

Recognitions

Leonard Street and Deinard P.A.'s Outstanding Service in the Public Interest

Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association's Courage in Leadership Award

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Minnesota, Board of Directors, 2012-present

Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association

  • Director, 2017-present
  • Mass Tort and Class Action Practice Group
  • Chair, 2015-present

American Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2017-present

Minnesota State Bar Association, Food, Drug & Device Law Section Governing Council, 2015-2018

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Institutional Review Board, Past Member

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Education

Hamline University School of Law, J.D., 1998

  • Commercial Law concentration
  • Hamline Law Review, Board

University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S., 1993

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