Tim Polishan lives in Dunmore, Pennsylvania with his wife and four children.
His practice focus is business litigation.
He is AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. This is Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards reflecting confidential opinions of judges and members of the bar.
Tim is a Senior Hearing Committee Member for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, an Associate Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and a Member of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA).
He belongs to the Gaming Law and Federal Practice Committees of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) and maintains memberships in the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL) and the Lackawanna County Bar Association (LBA).
Tim’s firm has discreetly represented business owners, corporate officers, lawyers, physicians and public figures and officials.
Tim has tried cases to verdict including federal, state, civil, criminal, jury and nonjury trials.
He has litigated a wide range of complex civil and criminal matters, in corporate and individual representations, for plaintiffs and defendants, in trials and hearings, appeals, arbitrations, administrative proceedings, grand jury proceedings, mediations and settlement negotiations.
Won defense jury verdict in federal court for corporate defendant in interstate fraud case – E.D. Pa.
Computer Fraud and Abuse Act injunction motion in federal court resulted in resolution – M.D. Pa.
Motion to stay PA case pending “second-filed” issue in NC led to IP dispute settlement – M.D. Pa.
Defense jury verdicts and motions won for employers in federal court – M.D. Pa.
Won summary judgment in federal court for corporate defendants – S.D.N.Y.
Defeated federal court Lanham Act injunction motion and settled – S.D.N.Y.
Won summary judgment in federal court for drilling company – M.D. Pa.
Attained declination of federal prosecution and voluntary dismissal of counterfeiting case by negotiation after the filing of charges – M.D. Pa.
Prevented charges federal gov’t intended to file against corporate officer by negotiations before the filing of charges – M.D. Pa.
Won petition for habeas corpus writ filed in federal court securities fraud case – M.D. Pa.
Achieved greatly reduced sentence in complicated multi-million dollar international federal wire fraud case – D.N.J.
Secured probation sentence despite federal gov’t request for jail and victim’s counsel demand for 5 year minimum – 789 A.2d 221 (related case)
Tried several-month complex federal criminal securities fraud trial, with co-counsel, involving billion dollar publicly traded company, $100s of millions in alleged losses and 100s of thousands of pages of underlying evidence; questioned numerous fact and expert witnesses – M.D. Pa.
Won jury verdict for plaintiffs in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania – 2018
Handles defense of tort claims in Pennsylvania for self-insured multi-billion dollar international company
Multi-vehicle highway truck accident – achieved settlement for Plaintiff just before start of federal jury trial – M.D. Pa.
Numerous tort claims litigated, arbitrated, mediated and settled on behalf of Plaintiffs and on behalf of self-insured Defendants
Class actions – collective actions
As co-counsel for plaintiffs in class action litigation – M.D. Pa. – 314 F.R.D. 541
As co-counsel for defendants in cases and prospective cases involving consumer classes and collective actions
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) litigation – Defeated summary judgment motion in IRS foreclosure against entireties property
Federal sentencing appeal – sentence vacated with remand for resentencing – 142 Fed. Appx. 653 – 3d Cir.
Zoning litigation – Defeated intervenor’s appeal – 123 A.3d 379 – Commonwealth Court appeal
Conspiracy litigation – Won federal court motion to dismiss – 549 F. Supp. 2d 621 – M.D. Pa.
Complex defamation litigation – 89 A.3d 251
Matters have involved:
breach of fiduciary duty
breach of loyalty
closely held entity internal disputes
common law fraud
grand jury proceedings
health care law
intellectual property disputes
international parties, disputes and venues
property development disputes
shareholder oppression claims
tax assessment appeals
tortious interference with contract claims
theft of trade secrets
unfair and deceptive trade practices
veil-piercing and alter ego theories
|NJ||Resigned Without Prejudice||1995||03/29/2018|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2018|
|Pro Bono Award||Lackawanna Bar Association||2017|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Pro bono award||LBA||2016|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Pro Bono||Lacka. Pro Bono||2015|
|Pro Bono Award||Lackawanna Bar Association||2013|
|Pro Bono Award||Lackawanna Bar Association||2012|
|Pro Bono Award||Lackawanna Bar Association||2011|
|Pro Bono Award||Lackawanna Bar Association||2010|
|Member||Kelley, Polishan & Solfanelli, LLC||2007 - Present|
|Partner||Hoegen, Hoegen, Kelley & Polishan||2002 - 2007|
|Owner||Law Offices Of Timothy P. Polishan||1995 - 2002|
|Litigation Intern||Department of Environmental Resources||1994 - 1995|
|Summer Law Clerk||Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald, LLP||1993 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Disciplinary Board of Pennsylvania Supreme Court||Senior Hearing Committee Member||2019 - Present|
|Association of Certified Fraud Examiners||Associate Member||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Lackawanna Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Business Law Section of ABA||Member||N/A|
|Gaming Law Committee of PBA||Member||N/A|
|Federal Practive Committee of PBA||Member||N/A|
|Disciplinary Board of Pennsylvania Supreme Court||Hearing Committee Member||2011 - 2017|
|Firm Blog||Firm wins dismissal of UTPCPL claim||2018|
|Firm Blog||Jury verdict won in surface water case||2018|
|University of Pittsburgh School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|University of Scranton||BA - Bachelor of Arts - Honors Program||1992|
|Values and Running a Business||Values and Running a Business||2014|
|Catholic School Week||Education and career choice||1996|
|Tort Litigation: (2018) Lackawanna County Pennsylvania||Won jury verdict for plaintiffs|
|Commercial Litigation: (2017)||Won summary judgment for corporate defendants|
|Class Action: (2016)||Defeated motion to intervene - Successful settlement|
|Computer Fraud Litigation: (2015)||Filed preliminary injunction motion that resulted in successful resolution by stipulation and order|
|IRS Litigation: (2015)||Defeated IRS summary judgment motion in foreclosure action against entireties property|
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