Tim joined Sandberg Phoenix in 2002 and leads the firm’s Appellate Practice and Trial Record Preservation Team, as well as the firm’s Paralegal Group.
He focuses on complex litigation involving product liability claims, business disputes, appellate practice, and class actions, in addition to serving as coverage counsel.
Tim emphasizes proactive case management that is smart, practical, and efficient, and that understands the client’s interests and goals as being paramount. Before joining Sandberg Phoenix, Tim clerked for Judge Paul Simon of the Missouri Court of Appeals. Tim and his Appellate Team frequently assist trial counsel in protecting the record and preserving any judicial errors for appeal.
Tim is a past chair of the Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard Charitable Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization founded by members of Sandberg Phoenix for the betterment of our community. He has led funding campaigns for the United Way and is a supporter of UrbanFUTURE and Boys Hope Girls Hope. In addition, Tim is a member of the Missouri Athletic Club, where he supports the Youth Toastmasters initiative.
Tim is admitted to practice law in all state courts in Missouri and Illinois, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and in the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Missouri, Western District of Missouri, and Southern District of Illinois.
He is a member of the Missouri Bar, the Illinois State Bar, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and its Appellate and Pro Bono Committees, the Appellate Lawyers Association, the Defense Research Institute and its Appellate Advocacy, Insurance Law, and Product Liability Committees, the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, and Phi Delta Phi.
Tim earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1998.
He earned his B.A. in political science, with college honors, at Washington University in St. Louis in 1993.
He also received senatorial and congressional nominations to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he was a cadet from 1989 to 1992. He served as a platoon sergeant and earned a Parachutist Badge (Airborne Wings) and the National Defense Service Medal in 1991.