Tim grew up in the rural North Carolina Mountains in a small, blue collar and farming community where he learned the values of hard work, integrity, and honor. These values led him to join the United States Navy immediately upon graduating from high school at the age of seventeen. In 1989, he received an honorable discharge from his duties in the Submarine Service and used his veteran’s benefits to work his way through college and law school.
Tim headed west after receiving his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina in 1997. He began his legal career by accepting a position as a Deputy County Attorney with the Mohave County Attorney’s Office in Kingman, Arizona.
Tim accepted a position with the Coconino County Attorney’s Office in Flagstaff, Arizona in 2001. In Coconino County, Tim carried a very heavy caseload of high profile, violent felony offenses that included Sexual Assault, Child Molestation, Homicides, and Capital Murder.
Tim made another move in 2006 when he accepted a position in the Organized Crime and Fraud Unit at the Office of the Arizona Attorney General. In this position, Tim managed a case load of high profile Criminal Syndicate, Fraud, Forgery, and Money Laundering cases. He was also tasked with handling conflict cases from the various county attorneys’ offices throughout the state. As an Assistant Attorney General, Tim prosecuted and tried violent and serious felony offenses ranging from Child Molestation and Homicides to Capital Murder in the Superior Courts of Mohave, Apache, Yavapai, and Yuma Counties.
After more than twelve years in the public sector, Tim brings his experience and expertise to the firm of Linnins Law, PLLC. He is a strong advocate for those he represents and brings a lifelong work ethic and integrity with him every time he enters a courtroom.