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Jim is a founding Member of Timmerman, Beaulieu, Hinkle & Esworthy, LLC who has spent more than nineteen years advising individuals and businesses of all sizes on general business matters and handling all manner of complex litigation matters. Jim has also represented individuals and businesses throughout the Mid-Atlantic region in general liability, hospitality, entertainment, and insurance-related matters including, but not limited to professional liability and malpractice defense, premises liability, security, and dram shop related claims. In addition to his litigation practice, Jim has served as outside counsel advising manufacturers, employment agencies, medical practices, and other businesses on general corporate and risk management issues.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. General Practice: 15%
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 10%
  4. Commercial: 10%
  5. Other: 15%
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Attorney endorsements

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  • John M O'Brien

    I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community.


    John O'Brien Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael J. Hinkle

    I endorse this lawyer. Jim is an experienced, trustworthy and well-respected attorney in Maryland.


    Michael Hinkle Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Timmerman, Beaulieu, Hinkle & Esworthy, LLC

1 Olympic Place, Suite 900
Towson, MD, 21204


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
C. Gardner Mallonee Award - Outstanding Contrib. to AthleticsJohns Hopkins University1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerTimmerman, Beaulieu, Hinkle & Esworthy, LLC2014 - Present
PartnerTydings & Rosenberg, LLP2011 - 2013
PartnerMiles & Stockbridge, PC1998 - 2011
AssociateEccleston & Wolf1995 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Maryland Bar AssoociationMember1994 - Present
Baltimore County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Trinity Health System v. MDX Corp., 907 N.E.2d 746 (2009)Succeeded in appeal where court denied non-signatory’s effort to avoid arbitration clause
National Union Fire Ins. Co. v. Manufacturers and Traders Trust Co., 137 Fed.Appx. 529 (4th Cir. 2005Judicial estoppel barred insurer from arguing that check payees were fictitious persons under Maryland law
The Redemptorists v. Coulthard Services, Inc., 145 Md. App. 116 (2001)(Oft-cited decision on waiver of contractual right to arbitration
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJ.D.1994
The Johns Hopkins UniversityEconomicsBA1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Financial Services RoundtableHow to Avoid Lawsuits and Best Practices to Save Your Case and Your Assets2014
CBS Radio ShowRisk Management/Limiting Liability2014