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Timothy Cornell is a partner at Cornell Dolan, P.C.  Mr. Cornell graduated from the University of Chicago, where he studied philosophy. Before he became a lawyer, Mr. Cornell was a journalist at the Boston Herald, the Philadelphia Inquirer and other newspapers. An investigative story he wrote for the Tennessean in Nashville uncovered a series of
radiation experiments done on poor pregnant women during the Cold War that led to a class action lawsuit and a $10 million settlement with Vanderbilt University.

He then went to Cornell Law School, where he graduated cum laude from Cornell Law School in 2002, and was editor-in-chief of the Cornell International Law Journal. He has litigated a wide range of commercial, securities and antitrust cases. Working for the famed lawyer David Boies, Mr. Cornell litigated a whistleblower case against the pharmacy benefit manager Medco that resulted in a $166 million settlement and was recognized as The Case of the Month in the June 2006 issue of American Lawyer magazine. He also defended a major telecom against claims of securities fraud, and successfully sued Genzyme and other pharmaceutical manufacturers under IP, antitrust, securities and other causes of action. He was part of a team of Boies, Schiller & Flexner that sued Visa, MasterCard and the ten largest banks in the nation on behalf of American Express. The case resulted in a $4 billion settlement, the largest in antitrust history.


Litigation, securities, entrepreneurship


Languages spoken: German, French

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 100%
    15 years, 15 cases



Hourly ($200-450/hour), contingent (10-34%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (10%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Christina T Sherman

    Tim Cornell is the kind of lawyer who will work tirelessly for his clients to obtain them the justice they deserve. He puts his clients interests first, and gifts them with his great talents, time, energy and resources. A client in need would be lucky to have Time Cornell on their team!


    Christina Sherman Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Cornell Dolan, P.C.

One International Place
Suite 1400
Boston, MA, 02110


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Class marshalCornell Law School2002
Cum LaudeCornell Law School2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselPerry, Krumsiek & Jack, LLP2011 - Present
AttorneyUS Securities and Exchange Commission2008 - 2009
AssociateBoies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP2004 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2016 - Present
Saint-Gaudens MemorialTrustee2015 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
U.S. ex rel. Garcia v. NovartisFirst Circuit reversed District Court's dismissal of state claims, upheld dismissal of federal claims.
HayJo S.A. v. Sponge-Jet, Inc., 14-196 (D.N.H.)Defeated Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment
Miller v. HFNOverturned magistrate's ruling, leading to settlement.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of ChicagoPolitical philosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1984

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