During his career, Tim has provided advice and tried cases on a wide variety of legal matters, including:

  • Complex litigation
  • Non-compete enforcement
  • Labor and employment
  • ERISA litigation
  • Land use
  • Environmental
  • Transportation
  • Contracts
  • Class actions
  • Securities
  • Corporate
  • Partnerships
  • Shareholder relations and corporate governance
  • Interstate commerce and federal preemption
  • Fire and explosions
  • Insurance coverage
  • Toxic torts
  • Mass torts
  • Products liability
  • General litigation
  • Railway Labor Act

Tim is the former executive vice president and general counsel of Northwest Airlines Inc.; hence, he has been on both ends of statements for legal services. As a result, he understands the value and cost of legal service and how to help inside counsel succeed. His clients include Xcel Energy, BNSF Railway Company, Canadian Pacific Railway Company, Dakota Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Company, Delta Air Lines, Inc., Mesaba Aviation Inc., Great Lakes Aviation, AON, Leamington Company, Waste Management and the National Football League Players Association. His practice focuses on litigation in all courts. Tim also has significant experience in deals and acquisitions.


  • 2007 Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer

  • Minnesota Local Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation

  • Honoree, Best Lawyers in America, Oil & Gas Law; Commercial Litigation;Railroad Law (2008-present)

  • Honoree and Top 40 Business Litigation Super Lawyer, Minnesota Super Lawyers

  • Band 2 Honoree, Litigation: General Commercial, Chambers USA

  • BTI Client Service All-Star

  • Leading Attorney and Labor & Employment Star - Midwest, Benchmark Litigation

All Service Areas


  • Florida State University College of Law (1974)
  • Carleton College (1971)


  • State - Florida
  • State - Minnesota
  • State - Wisconsin
  • Federal - 1st Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association


  • Minnesota State Bar Association


  • Hennepin County Bar Association


  • State Bar of Wisconsin


  • Florida Bar Association