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Tim Noelker

Senior Counsel

St. Louis
314 552 6091 direct

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.

Thompson Coburn Publications

Public contracting requirements: Not just for ‘traditional’ government contractors


Government Contracts Update 2013

Government Contracts Update 2012

Past Performance Primer

Government Contracts Update – Stay Informed

Contract Interpretation


“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