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The Ohio State University College of Law
Columbus, Ohio
J.D., with honors, 1985
Order of the Coif
Harter Award for Trial Advocacy
National Moot Court Team
Order of the Barrister

The Ohio State University College of Engineering
Columbus, Ohio
B.S., Metallurgical Engineering, 1982
National Merit Scholar
Ohio Academic Scholar
Tau Beta Pi
Alpha Sigma Mu

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Court Admissions

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan

United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

United States Patent and Trademark Office

United States Supreme Court

Litigation Attorney

Tim focuses his practice in media law, advertising law, intellectual property, e-commerce, litigation (including commercial/business) and international law. Tim’s litigation practice also includes defense of law enforcement personnel, civil rights litigation, constitutional litigation, death in custody and use of force litigation, and condition of confinement litigation in trial and appellate courts.

Tim’s media law practice includes representation of broadcast entities, publishers and reporters in matters relating to newsgathering, courtroom access, defamation and litigation. His practice also includes advertising clearance advice, sweepstakes/promotions advice and false advertising class action defense. Tim’s international law practice includes representing foreign entities from diverse locations in litigation in United States courts and before United States tribunals. He also advises clients on international law issues such as European Union privacy standards.

Tim is a frequent speaker on issues such as e-commerce, trademarks, copyrights and litigation.

Honors and Recognitions

American Bar Foundation, Life fellow

Best Lawyers in America®, Trademark Law, 2021, 2022

Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year, Trademark Law, Grand Rapids, 2022

Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

State Bar of Michigan Foundation, fellow

Professional Affiliations

ASM International

American Bar Association

Grand Rapids Bar Association

International Trade Council

Ohio Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan, Litigation Section


Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan), adjunct instructor

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