Tim Blackford began his legal career at Gray Cary Ames and Frye in 1990, while attending the University of California San Diego. Working as a records clerk for several years while in college exposed Tim to the nuts and bolts of civil law practice and many areas of law, including family law, immigration law, intellectual property, corporate law, and litigation. Tim had a life-long passion to become a trial lawyer, and set out to pursue his career at the firm with the best trial lawyers in San Diego.
Tim attended law school at the University of Southern California, and returned each summer to Gray Cary. In 1997, he was hired as an associate, and had his first, solo trial at the end of his first year of practicing law. Tim amassed substantial trial and arbitration experience early in his career. In 2005, he achieved partner in his first year of eligibility.
Tim developed expertise in a number of areas that allows him to provide first class legal services to small businesses, global corporations, and everything in between. His experience includes civil trial practice in federal and state courts, with an emphasis in complex commercial matters, product liability, trade secrets, unfair business practices, domestic and international judgment enforcement procedures, contract claims and business torts. Tim has also successfully resolved business and other disputes using a broad range of pre-litigation and alternative dispute resolution strategies.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Partner||Behmer & Blackford LLP||2016 - Present|
|Partner||DLA Piper, LLP (Us)||1997 - 2016|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Inns of Court; Louis M. Welsh Chapter||Member||N/A|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of California||Member||N/A|
|Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law||Board Member||N/A|
|Association of Business Trial Lawyers||Board of Directors||N/A|
|Association of Business Trial Lawyers||Executive Committee Member||N/A|
|University of Southern California Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|University of California - San Diego||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
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