Saint Louis University School of Law,
J.D., cum laude, 1978
Eighth Circuit Note Editor, Saint Louis University Law Journal
Listed in "The Best Lawyers in America"
Listed in "Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers"
Webster University, College of Arts and Sciences
Alumnus of the Year, 2007
U.S. Department of Justice, Special Achievement Award, 1982
Thompson Coburn LLP
U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
Trial Attorney, Civil Division, Honors Program, 1980-1983
Honorable Edward L. Filippine
Law Clerk, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 1978-1980
Catholic Charities USA
Board of Trustees, 2013-present
Council on Accreditation, New York, NY
Board of Trustees, 2005-present
Board Chair, 2011-2013
Child Welfare League of America, Washington, D.C.
Board Member, 1993-2007
Board Chair, 2003-2005
Washington University, George Warren Brown School of Social Work
National Council, 2008-present
Edgewood Children’s Center
Board Member, 1985-1998
Missouri Division of Youth Services
Advisory Board, 2000-2012
National Juvenile Law Center
Board of Directors, 1986-present
Central Institute for the Deaf
Institutional Review Board, 1998-2004
Church of the Good Shepherd
Member of the Vestry, 1993-1996
Tim counsels government contractors on their dealings with the federal government and represents other businesses and nonprofits in litigation and regulatory actions.
He began his legal career as a federal law clerk and Trial Attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. While at the Department, his practice focused primarily on the litigation of False Claims Act cases involving defense contractors. He also litigated claims against for-profit schools and filed one of the earliest False Claims Act cases against a health care provider.
Tim focuses his practice on disputes, bid protests, investigations, claims and compliance issues involved with the federal government, as well as work with health care firms in litigation, compliance and regulatory issues. In addition, he represents quasi-governmental entities in litigation, and also represents commercial firms, civic institutions and nonprofit entities on a local and national level.
In 2013, Tim was elected to the board of Catholic Charities USA, a national network of local aid agencies that each year serve more than 10 million people regardless of their religious, social, or economic backgrounds. With annual revenues approaching $5 billion, Catholic Charities is the nation's second largest human services provider, behind the federal government.
“What Makes Government Contracts Litigation So Unique?”;
Government Contract Litigation Best Practices, 2005
“Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Government Contract Law”;
Winning Legal Strategies for Government Contracts, 2005
Co-Author, “Procurement Integrity Revisions Ease Burdens”;
The National Law Journal, May 1997
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