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About Me




My practice emphasizes insurance bad faith and the Insurance Fair Conduct Act.  I also help clients with personal injury matters including automobile accidents, construction accidents, wrongful death, and products liability. I also help people who have been injured because of the negligence of others.  


I was born in Louisiana and I grew up in Texas.  I received my law degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas in 2007.  While in law school, I won the intramural Mock Trial competition and was a member of the South Texas Varsity Moot Court team with which I traveled to compete in several national competitions.  

I chose to go to law school because I wanted to work in a profession where I could help people.  Everyday I have the opportunity to assist someone who has been wronged by forces much more powerful than they are.  I relish standing up to insurance companies.  Though battling such a powerful force may seem daunting, I believe it's worth the fight.  My clients put a great deal of confidence in me, and its a responsibility that I take very seriously.  I work hard to achieve a just result in every case.





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Practice Areas


  1. Insurance: 80%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%



Hourly ($250-300/hour), Contingent (33%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:


Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Peter J Hess

    I endorse Tim. He works hard for his clients to ensure that insurance companies play by the rules.


    Peter Hess Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Timothy. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Olive|Bearb Law Group, PLLC

1218 3rd Ave
Suite 1000
Seattle, WA, 98101



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Top 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Top 40 under 40The National Trial Lawyers Association2012
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
Best Advocate AwardGarland Walker Mock Trial Tournament2005
Moot Court ChampionSouth Texas College of Law Moot Court Competition2005
Mock Trial Champion2005 South Texas College of Law Garland Walker Mock Trial Competition2005
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerOlive|Bearb, Grelish & Gilbert, PLLC.2010 - Present
AssociateLaw Offices of Michael T. Watkins2007 - 2010
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeMember2007 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2005 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Homeowners Insurance CoverageSettled prior to trial.
Commercial Insurance Coverage$450,000 settlement.
Underinsured Motorist$425,000
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Publication NameTitleDate
TRIAL NEWS (WSAJ)The Plain Meaning of IFCA--why is there even a debate?2012
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of Texas at ArlingtonPhysicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Insurance Law BasicsHomeowners and Commercial Claims2014
IFCA Update: Auto Cases, USAA Claims, and more - Downtown Seattle RoundtableIFCA2014
WSAJ Roundtable Luncheon-OlympiaReports from the IFCA Frontline2013
WSAJ Kitsap LuncheonIFCA2013
So You Want To Be a Winning Trial Lawyer?Trial Technology and the Trial Notebook2012
Getting Started in Plaintiff PracticeInsurance Basics2012
WSAJ AUTO CLEIFCA in Auto Cases2011