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Tim’s highest legal achievements have been in helping injured people get Justice from dangerous truck drivers, trucking companies, and negligent drivers. Tim and his firm are dedicated to personally serving the select clients they represent: this means that Tim is the attorney responsible for the cases he accepts.
National Legal Recognition: Tim is recognized as a Superlawyer for 2015 and 2016, and is a member of both the Multi-Million Dollar and Million Dollar Advocate Forums. He has been recognized as one of the Top Trial Lawyers in America. Tim was appointed to the Executive Board of the American Association’s Trucking Litigation Group in 2012, and elected an Officer of the group in 2015. These positions recognize his contributions nationally in commercial trucking law and litigation.
National Litigation Experience: Tim’s experience has included representation of injured clients and their loved ones in the Courts of Kentucky, Florida, Indiana, and Tennessee. This is a balance of very serious case experience – from wrongful death to catastrophic brain and other life altering injuries. Tim brings his wealth of legal experience to every case that he accepts.
National and International Educating and Lecturing in the Legal Community: Tim has lectured both internationally and around the United States on trucking law and litigation. He lectures regularly for the American Association for Justice and the Kentucky Justice Association providing continuing legal educational and ethics credits to other members of the bar. He has been honored many times to both Chair and present at the Kentucky Justice Association’s Tractor Trailer and Commercial Truck Litigation series of continuing legal education seminars, in addition to numerous other guest speaking engagements on truck and auto accident litigation topics for the Kentucky Justice Association and the American Association for Justice.
Legal Publications: Tim’s legal publications include years of writing "Expert Advice," a featured series in the Kentucky Justice Association's magazine, The Advocate, dealing with important topics in injury law. He has also authored a number of litigation specific articles published by the American Bar Association, the Kentucky Justice Association, and the American Association for Justice’s Trucking Litigation Group.
Bar Memberships: Tim is a member of both the Kentucky and Florida bar associations. He is admitted to practice law in both Kentucky and Florida, the United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Kentucky, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals of the United States. He has been admitted to practice in cases in other states/jurisdictions around the country, including Indiana and Tennessee.
Commitment to Public Service: Tim dedicates his professional and personal time to improving public safety as well as access to justice and medical care for those who have been harmed. His public service credentials include Executive and Officer positions with the American Association for Justice’s Trucking Litigation Group, and the Board of Governor's of the Kentucky Justice Association. He also incorporated and serves as general counsel to the not-for-profit Family Community Clinic, Inc. in Louisville, providing free medical care to the uninsured.
Languages spoken: English, French
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1994||10/02/2016|
|KY||Authorized to practice law||1993||09/09/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Member||Million Dollar Advocate Forums||2016|
|Member||Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2016|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2012|
|Managing Partner||Benson, Risch & Lange, PLLC||2013 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Benson, Byrne, Risch, Siemens & Lange, LLP||2000 - 2012|
|Partner||Brown, Benson and Byrne||1994 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association’s Trucking Litigation Group||Treasurer||2016 - Present|
|American Association’s Trucking Litigation Group||Executive Board||2012 - 2016|
|Louisville Bar Association||Board of Directors||2012 - 2012|
|Kentucky Justice Association||Governor||2005 - 2016|
|The Advocate of the Kentucky Justice Association||Successful Safety Director Deposition in the Commercial Truck Case||2016|
|The AAJ Journal of Trucking Litigation||Rules & Industry Standards to Live and Drive By in Your Next Big Truck or Bus Case||2016|
|The Advocate of the Kentucky Justice Association||Rules & Industry Standards to Live and Drive By in Your Next Big Truck or Bus Case||2014|
|The AAJ Journal of Trucking Litigation||Big Truck vs. Auto Cases; Differences in Depostion Stratagies||2013|
|The Advocate of the Kentucky Justice Association||Broker/Shipper Liability in the Trucking Case, another Potential Sourcs of Recovery - Co-Authored with Peter Kestner||2013|
|The Advocate of the Kentucky Justice Association||Commerical Truck Wrecks Strategic and Legal Differences Separating them From the Ordinary Automobile Crash Case||2012|
|The Advocate of the Kentucky Justice Association||Can a Forensic Toxicologist Give Your Case the Boost it Needs||2009|
|The Advocate of the Kentucky Justice Association||Trucking Technology: Maybe your Expert is In the Machine||2009|
|The Advocate of the Kentucky Justice Association||Bio-Mechanics and the Mechanism of Injury||2008|
|The Advocate of the Kentucky Justice Association||Expert Advice on Video: Capture a "Day in the Life"||2008|
|The Advocate of the Kentucky Justice Association||Rehabilitate the Client and Educate the Jury with a Physiatrist||2008|
|The Advocate of the Kentucky Justice Association||Expert Advice on Hauling Help into Your Commercial Trucking Case||2006|
|American Association for Justice Law Trends and News - Litigation||Decoding "The Black Box" with Expert Advice||2005|
|The Kentucky Justice Association||Expert Advice on the Accident Re-constructionist||2005|
|The Advocate of the Kentucky Justice Association||Decoding "The Black Box"||2005|
|The Advocate of the Kentucky Justice Association||The Neuropsychology and Traumatic Brain Injury||2005|
|Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Trucking Seminar||Deposing the Safety Director in Fatigue Cases||2016|
|Nashvilel Trial Lawyers Assocation||Corporate Depositions & Fatigue, Hours of Service, and Sleep Apnea Cases||2016|
|American Association for Justice - Trucking Litigation College||Deposing the Safety Director in Hours of Service||2015|
|American Association for Justice||Top 10 Tips for Deposing the Safety Director||2015|
|Ohio Association for Justice - Annual Trucking Seminar||Rules & Industry Standards to Live and Drive By in Your Next Big Truck or Bus Case||2014|
|American Association for Justice 2014 Annual Convention Baltimore||Strategic Deposition Planning in Truck and Bus Cases||2014|
|American Association for Justice - Trucking Litigation||Rules & Industry Standards to Live and Drive By in Your Next Big Truck or Bus Case||2014|
|Kentucky Justice Association- 2012 Trucking Litigation Seminar||Ethics of the Big Truck Case||2012|
|Kentucky Justice Association - Trucking Seminar||Preparing to Depose and Adversaries Expert - Or - Preparing a Better Case for the Beast||2011|
|Kentucky Justice Association||Big Truck vs. Auto Cases Differences in Driver and Other Depostion Stratagies||2011|
|Kentucky Bar Association - Annual Trucking Litigation Seminar||Tools and Techniques for Effectivly Deposing the Safety Director and Driver||2008|