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About me

Active family man.  Two kids, many sports hobbies.  I strive to ensure that my clients will be there for their families as well.  I understand how important that goal is. 

Among my hobbies is flying small airplanes.  I am happy to take a case some distance away.  Out of town cases have the added benefit of being able to log some time flying there.  I will appear for the court hearings, and will always be completely prepared.  Some attorneys miss important issues concerning the client, the facts of the case, or the applicable law.  That will not happen with me.  I am conscientious about the representation, and have a strong support team.


Languages spoken: Spanish, Japanese

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    19 years, 900 cases
  2. Family: 20%
    19 years, 550 cases
  3. Litigation: 10%
    19 years, 462 cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jack Jay Boltax

    I have known Tim professionally for many years. He is dedicated, persistent, extremely knowledgeable and personable/ He has all of the characteristics of a top notch criminal defense litigator. He gets better plea bargains and lower sentences for his clients than other attorneys that I know. He has excellent trial skills as well. He gets along very well with judges and prosecutors, making it easier to get his clients good results. If I were in trouble I'd hire him to get me out of a jam.


    Jack Boltax Federal Crime Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jesus L Zuniga

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    Jesus Zuniga Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Timothy E. Nilan

10825 Lakewood Blvd.
Downey, CA, 90241


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Trial Lawyer of the Year - HomicideThe Private Defenders of California, Inc.2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Timothy E. Nilan, A Profss'l. Law Corp.2003 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of Frank E. Di Giacomo1997 - 2003
ParalegalLaw Offices of Frank E. Di Giacomo1987 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Private DefendersN/AN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Southeast Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Southeast District Bar AssociationN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of West Los Angeles School of Law - West Los AngelesLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of West Los AngelesN/AN/AN/A