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Timothy John Brooks

DUI and DWI Attorney at Hamburg, NY

5.0   23 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Timothy

Learn Timothy’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    65%

    10 years, 300 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    35%

    10 years, 150 cases

Tim obtained his undergraduate degree, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Buffalo, majoring in Business Administration. He then graduated with his Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA), Cum Laude, from the University of Buffalo, with a concentration in Marketing. Then, he commuted to Cleveland-Marshall College of Law from 2006-2009, while, concurrently, working as a full-time police officer with the Town of Hamburg Police Department, obtaining his Juris Docturate degree, with Deans List Honors.

From 1994-2015 Tim was a highly decorated police officer in the Town of Hamburg Police Department, leading his department in DWI arrests from 1998-99, receiving the Police Officer of the Year award in 2001, and being recognized with numerous other awards, accolades, and achievements, many of which were directly presented to Tim by the Chief of Police of the Town of Hamburg Police Department, in acknowledgment of his humble service to the community.

Tim was not your average police officer; he developed deep, personal relationships with the people whom he had contact with, determined to ascertain the important, core, issues that were of concern to these individuals, with Tim always putting forth the extra effort to attempt to assist these individuals in obtaining a fair and reasonable resolution to their problems and concerns. 

Now that Tim is a criminal defense attorney, he now wishes to use this same skill set to assist individuals in helping them to best resolve their issues, using a very caring, understanding, and non-judgmental approach in assisting clients to obtain the best possible disposition of their case.

Tim prides himself in his professionalism, courtesy and, most importantly, attention to the subtle and nuanced details that are of incredible importance in dealing with cases which he has become very adept at handling.

Location

The Law Offices of Tim Brooks
97 Lake Street
Hamburg, NY, 14075

Reviews

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Posted by Mike | July 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Fast peace of mind.
I don’t know what I would have done without Attorney Brooks. I was wrongly accused regarding a charge of which I had no knowledge of. It could have affected my Profession. Attorney Brooks gave me immediate attention. Would definitely recommend him to anyone with a criminal matter.
Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Quality Representation
I was arrested for DWI, unsafe lane change and not updating the address on my driver's license. I also refused a chemical test. Tim was extremely helpful. He put my mind at ease, and calmly walked through all of the potential outcomes. While we lost the refusal hearing, Tim was able to get the non-DWI charges reduced to a parking ticket. He was also able to get the DWI charges reduced to DWAI after successfully cross-examining the police officer during testimony. I hope that I never have to call Tim again for a traffic-related incident, but I would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone else that needs legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2019
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Outstanding Representation
I was charged with a DWI along with another traffic violation a few months ago. I called the trbovich law firm after I read a number of reviews and was linked up with Tim Brooks. He was strait forward as to every and any possible outcome that could play out and had a game plan for all of it. He was always available to answer any questions throughout the process and was very thorough in his explanations and broke it down to a level anyone could relate to so there wasn't any misconceptions about the proceedings. In the end he got the results he had anticipated and fought for. For anyone seeking legal council especially with DWI cases I would 100% point you in the direction of this lawyer. He won't let you down and is there every step of the way while making every case as important as yours. I couldn't think of a better lawyer to have had on my team.
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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2018
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Excellent, professional, and reassuring.
I had a lapse in judgement and thought that I could drive my vehicle whilst impaired to get home from a friends house. My poor judgement and decision resulted in an arrest and charges for a DWI, amongst two other smaller charges. I was fortunate enough to be able to hire Tim as my lawyer to defend me against the charges brought up against me. Tim was there throughout the entire six month process, constantly reassuring me (as I am generally a nervous wreck), providing support, excelllent legal advice, and was always a text/call away. In the end, he brought my charges down to miscellaneous parking tickets. He handled the case professionally and it came with excellent results. I certainly learned my lesson and am so so thankful for everything he had and has done. Absolutely recommend.
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Posted by Jeff | September 4, 2018
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Pick Him!
I happened to find Tim by chance and what great fortune after some misfortune. Aside from being very personable he knows the law and all the people in the courts as well. Of three charges he was able to get two dropped and the main DWI reduced to a traffic violation. I'd highly recommend him to anyone who finds themselves in a similar circumstance!
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Posted by Donald | June 19, 2018
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Phenomenal Representation
When I was arrested for DWI, I didn’t know what to do. I found the Trbovich Law Firm on a website and called them. I was lucky and got assigned to Tim Brooks. Tim was able to easy my mind and patiently walk me through what to expect. Tim was extremely thorough and professional. He explained the different scenarios that were possible, due to the details of my case. Tim laid everything out in a straight, but warm manner. I remember sitting in court with Tim, and watching the other cases go before me. As I watched the other Attorneys, I just kept thinking “I got really lucky, when I called Trovovich Law Firm” Don’t take a gamble with your future, call Trobovich Law Firm!
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2018
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Incredible Lawyer
I hired Mr. Brooks to defend myself on two felony charges of driving while intoxicated. Because I had had previous Misdemeanor DWI charge 8 years ago. I was terrified that I was going to face jail time. Mr. Brooks was beyond thorough, and incredible in the courtroom. Also, very compassionate. I am disabled and live on SSD. Mr. Brooks did everything in his power to reduce the charges, and was extremely successful! He was able to get the charges reduced to 2 counts ofdriving while impaired. NO jail time, and a minimal fine. I can not have asked for better results! I highly recommend Mr. Brooks to anyone who is dealing with this type of situation, he was AMAZING!!! Thank You beyond words!!!
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Posted by Nancy | April 5, 2018
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Amazing Representation!
We hired Mr. Brooks to defend my fiance on the charge of driving while intoxicated. Because he had had previous DWI charges in another state, we were terrified that he was going to face a felony and jail time. Mr. Brooks was extremely compassionate, very thorough, and incredible in the courtroom. I am disabled, and had my fiance gone to jail, we would have had great difficulty paying our bills. Mr. Brooks did everything in his power to reduce the charges, and was extremely successful! He was able to get the charges reduced to driving while impaired, no jail time, and a minimal fine. We could not have asked for better results! I would highly recommend Mr. Brooks to anyone who is dealing with this kind of situation, he was incredible!
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Posted by Janice | February 9, 2018
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Utmost respect and gratitude for Tim Brooks
I am very satisfied with the consultation and representation I received from Tim Brooks, whom I retained as my defense attorney while I was facing serious DWI charges. Because of his extensive knowledge of the court's requirements that I would need to fulfill, Tim encouraged me to be proactive and initiate responsibility. Consequently, I had already been evaluated and enrolled in an NYS OASAS treatment program and had also completed an on-line Victim's Impact Panel before my first court appearance. Tim's expertise was essential to my qualifications for being eligible for Interim Probation Supervision. Upon successful completion of this program, I was convicted at my last court appearance with DWAI. His attention to details and my following his explicit instructions were instrumental in the extreme reduction of the initial charges. I was always treated with respect and compassion. When I needed to communicate with Tim, he always responded in an informative and timely manner.
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Posted by Marilyn | October 11, 2017
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DWI defense
Tim was excellent in helping me get my sentence reduced from an aggravated DWI to DUI. He pleaded my case to the DA in full support of me. He gave me great council, was honest in what the outcomes could be ad supported me in what I had done in recovery and highlighted this to the court.
Posted by Nathan | July 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
I contacted the Trbovich Law Firm after getting arrested for DWI. Their paralegal Rich set up a meeting for me with Tim. After the consultation, it was apparent that Tim really knows the system. He went through the possible outcomes based on my case and told me the necessary steps to take to get this over with as soon as possible. Along the way, anytime I had a question or concern, Tim was always available either via phone or at the office to discuss it. His level of knowledge regarding DWI defense was more than enough to calm my nerves toward the potential outcome of the case. He was able to come up with a plan that eventually led to the dismissal of all charges. While that may not happen every time, Tim is well worth the money. I don't plan on ever being in that situation again but if I am, Tim is going to be the only lawyer I call.
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Posted by Arron | May 15, 2017
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Highly recommend to all my friends!!!
Never imagined I would receive a second dwi, but I did. Was due to lose my CDL for life. Doing a lot of research I decided to hire Tim. Could of not made any better choice, in fact his number is saved in my phone. Tim definitely knows his stuff and all my charges were dismissed. My license was suspended only during the court proceedings​, after dismissal I went to the DMV a few days after, and had my CDL driving privileges fully reinstated. I recommend Tim 100%.....who knows what I would be doing for work if it wasn't for Tim.
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2017
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DWI
Timothy Brooks is a highly recommended lawyer in my eyes. I was charged with 2 counts of of DWI, and a few other charges. Timothy worked hard and did all he could for me, inside and outside of the court room. All my charges ended with being thrown out and dismissed.
Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Defense
Excellent with knowledge and handling of the case in and out of the court room.
Posted by Andrew | February 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Professional & Effective
I was charged with my 2nd DWI within a 2 yr. period. Result of my first dwi was lost of license and 6 month probation. I feared going to jail or at very least 1 yr of probation while losing my license during that year. Because of Mr. Brooks' expertise in such cases he was able to get me the minimum the law allows which was no probation and just 6 months of loss of license which is mandatory with 2nd DWI. During the entire process he was professional and always made sure I understood what was possible and most likely to happen and what he was trying to do to get me the most favorable judgement possible which he ended up being able to do. I would highly recommend hiring him whether it's your first, second or sixth dwi, well worth the cost!!!
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Posted by Patrick | January 24, 2017
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Atticus Finch
Without question, I would recommend Tim be the FIRST person to call for any offense. I had DWI, and DWI DRUGS that were both thrown out in court. Tim argued it was an invalid stop and all my charges were dropped completely. I would highly recommend him because he gets you in and out so your not wasting your time! Hes a cool dude that is easy going, understanding, and very approachable hit him up!
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Posted by David | December 19, 2016
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A true professional
Tim is very knowledgeable and was able to put my mind at ease during a difficult time. Because of his thoroughness and attention to detail, he was able to walk me through the DWI arrest process step-by-step so I knew exactly what to expect.
Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Did his job....did it well
Had me prepared to deal with all results... He made sure we had all that was needed to help towards the best possible outcome. And although lawyers can't guarantee a thing.. You can feel confident that he'll go as far as possible for the best possible result. If Tim is an indication of the rest of the lawyers at the Trbevich law firm...they are all very good at what they do.
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Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2016
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Expertise
Mr. Brooks prior experience as a law enforcement officer is invaluable to his skills as a criminal defense lawyer focused on DWI. It is wise to hire him because of his background and professionalism.
Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Move Over Law
I was ticketed for not moving over even though my expressway exit was fast-approaching. I slowed down and took due care, and the officer wasn't even outside of his car. In my judgment it was not safe/prudent to change lanes only to have to rapidly change back prior to exiting the expressway. Tim was able to help me get this violation, which can carry serious consequences, reduced to the lowest minimum penalty. In fact I was almost able to get it thrown out entirely but for the written deposition of the officer (who was not physically present at court to discuss). Tim's consultation was excellent.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Tim Brooks
  • 2015 - Present

Education

  • Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • JD
  • 2009
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Undergraduate
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Felony Leandras Law DWI

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Marketing Association
  • AMA
  • 1995 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Customer Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • University of Buffalo
  • 1997

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (10)
Endorse Timothy
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim is a great selection for an attorney due to his very extensive and varied experience in the criminal justice. Furthermore, he is a very warm individual who shows care to his clients throughout the unpleasant process of criminal prosecution."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim is a highly competent and effective practitioner for DWI defense. He is well respected in the legal community, and has a very personable demeanor."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've know Mr. Brooks from seeing him in court all over Western New York. Aside from being extremely knowledgeable of the law and the region's courts, he is also one of the nicest lawyers who genuinely cares for the clients he serves."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Brooks is a highly competent, thorough, and intelligent attorney. He brings a lifetime of public service and professionalism to his advocacy of his clients. A super guy, I recommend him. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It's not difficult to endorse Tim as one of the top Drunk Driving and Criminal defense attorneys in WNY. Tim has been one of the very few attorneys that I consult on difficult issues that I face in my own practice. I value his opinions because he has experienced success in the courtroom very often. He's an extremely savvy practitioner and his results speak volumes. Tim is a go-to lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tim Brooks is one of the most effective DWI trial lawyers in Buffalo and Erie County. His experience in law enforcement equip him with the knowledge and connections it takes to deliver extraordinary results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've never seen another attorney with more natural talent for the Court Room. His experience as a Police Officer allows Tim great insight into the legal process. I highly recommend Tim."
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Hamburg DUI and DWI Lawyer Timothy John Brooks
Timothy John Brooks
DUI and DWI Attorney
Hamburg, NY
Licensed for 9 years