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Timothy Blaise Broderick

Sexual harassment Attorney at Palo Alto, CA

5.0   13 reviews

also known as Timothy Broderick, Lawyer

  • State Years
    California - CA 43 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 39 years
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1981
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1984
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Timothy

Learn Timothy’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Sexual harassment
    The Broderick Law Firm is dedicated to help victims of sexual harassment. Attorneys Tim Broderick and Katrina Telfer authored a book called "A Victim's guide to Sexual Harassment" for California which addresses the trauma of sexual harassment, the steps that a victim can take in response to sexual harassment address and how to navigate the administrative process necessary to bring a legal claim.

  2. Employment and labor
    The Broderick Saleen Law Firm's employment law practice includes not only sexual harassment, but also other areas of discrimination in the workplace.

  3. Libel and slander
    The Broderick Saleen Law Firm is experienced and proficient in litigating defamation (libel/ slander) cases.

Timothy B. Broderick

Attorney at Law


Broderick Saleen Law Firm 
3260 Hillview Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94304


Timothy B. Broderick is a trial attorney who has been practicing law since he graduated from UCLA School of Law.


Timothy Broderick received his B.A. from Stanford University and his J.D. from University of California at Los Angeles.


Highest Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards
Timothy Broderick has the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards, an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, based on peer reviews from other attorneys.


Large Firm and Government Experience
Timothy Broderick also served as a civil litigation specialist in commercial and products liability for the national law firm of over 200 attorneys at Dilworth, Paxson, Kalish & Kauffman and as a trial attorney for the Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Regional Counsel, Los Angeles.


Active Legal Organization Membership
Timothy Broderick is a member of the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, the San Mateo County Bar Association, the Santa Clara County Bar Association, and the Palo Alto Area Bar Association.


Zealous Tradition
Timothy B. Broderick was born and raised in Philadelphia and zealously represents clients in the tradition and spirit of a “Philadelphia Lawyer”.


Verdict Recognition
Timothy Broderick was featured in California Reporter when his verdict in Sumler v. St. John Missionary Baptist Church, et al. was declared Verdict of the Week for his successful representation of a pastor in a lawsuit for defamation and wrongful termination against the officers of the church.


Other Competitive Achievements
Timothy Broderick is an avid swimmer and water polo player. He was a NCAA All-American at Stanford University and as a Masters Swimmer, in one year he held ten World Records and sixteen American Records.


Bar and Court Admissions
Timothy Broderick has the following Bar and Court Admissions:

State Bar of California
Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court
Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, inactive
Bar of the District of Columbia, inactive
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

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Broderick Law Firm
3260 Hillview Avenue
Palo Alto, CA, 94304


5.0 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
You are in the best of hands with Tim Broderick.
I have talked to a few attorneys about my case as its a very nasty defamation case. Tim really went out of his way to try to help and coach me and even assisted in preparing me on a small claims case. Tim is very sharp, compassionate, and knowledgable. It was refreshing to talk to somebody who seemed like they really cared and genuinely wanted to help.
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Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2015
Knowledgeable expert in employment law
Tim advised me an negotiation with my employer. His experience, knowledge, and calm demeanor helped create a sense of security through the process. Ultimately, Tim's steady leadership and advice proved right on target; and led to assured satisfaction my employment objectives were met.
Posted by Irene | March 4, 2015
Corporate Attorney
Mr. Broderick has been our corporate attorney for 20 plus years. We have had several unusual and tough cases related to our specific industry, turned over to Tim for resolution. Each instance we experienced successful results. Tim and his team can tackle on a variety of legal matters with an effective winning conclusion for his client. Our company is very satisfied with Mr. Broderick's exceptional services.
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Posted by Suzanne | November 19, 2014
Grateful for such an intelligent, responsive, patient Attorney!
I was referred to Timothy Broderick, and feel both grateful and lucky, as my particular case has been challenging and time consuming. I am grateful for Timothy and his team of hard working, bright professionals, and recommend him highly, as I respect him with high regard. I actually couldn’t more impressed with Timothy's sheer talent, intelligence and patience regarding challenging this 'loan gone wrong’ money collection case. Although Timothy Broderick's firm is known for representing clients in sexual harassment claims, he has experience, professionalism and follow through with money collection as well. I got myself into a situation with a friend who borrowed money (short term bridge loan) and refused to pay it back. Timothy was a thorough attorney and had to jump through many hoops in order to get her served, and to show up in court. He represented me during the deposition, mediation and then in court for our court date that she was prowess at delaying. Timothy was prepared, professional and I WON in court. That was 9 months ago and he continues to diligently work to ensure that payback will occur. Lending money to a dear old friend of 20+ years and then being screwed over, has created a certain level of shame and confusion on my part, since I was not reimbursed as promised. Once I put this in Timothy's hands, I felt an overwhelming relief since he reassured me that he would deal with this as a true professional, and fight for me on my behalf. This piece of mind, combined with his winning the case has allowed me to move forward with my life with confidence.
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Posted by CindyMarabito | September 11, 2014
Excellent legal representation
Broderick-Saleen Law Firm is an exceptional firm made up of a group of incredible professionals. I was looking for representation in regards to some very bad things happening to me and to my business. I do not believe it was an accident that I was lucky enough to fall into the competent arms of Broderick-Saleen. Besides offering superb guidance, the members of this firm are kind and thoughtful even on their most busy of days. My every experience with Tim and his partner Katrina as well as Sally and the rest of the staff has been a rewarding and comforting exchange. I will look back on a very stressful and disheartening period in my life and remember the care and consideration given me by Tim Broderick and his team and recall even on the darkest days, how I was always made to feel safe and my welfare an utmost concern. I feel not only that Tim Broderick is a great legal mind, but also that he is my friend and for that, I am very grateful. Cindy Reunion Rescue
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Posted by JanetGHeinle | April 17, 2014
Tim Broderick
I have had the opportunity twice to procure Tim Broderick as my attorney. H i the complete package. Direct, sensitive and knowledgeable and to that I was more than satisfied with the results. I highly recommend Tim and his associates. You will be in good hands!
Posted by Paul | February 24, 2014
Competent, Thorough, Responsive
Mr. Broderick has handled several legal issues for me over the past 5 years and he made things as painless as possible. Moving forward with any legal matter can be very stressful, but Mr. Broderick spelled out in detail what would be required of me and what I could expect along the way. I have referred others to him and I know they were pleased with his representation. A competent and trustworthy lawyer.
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Posted by Peter | February 22, 2014
Dependable Lawyer
I used Mr. Broderick on 3 different occasions and each time he came through exactly as I had hoped. Two of the times were for employment issues (discrimination et al) and one was for partnership. Mr. Broderick did his homework each time, was well-informed of the law, and did not exaggerate my chances either direction in either of the employment issue cases (the other was not a case). Overall, very trustworthy.
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2014
Very professional lawyer!
I was very happy with the way how Tim handled my case, he was very professional and wise! He even reached out to my insurance company and negotiated on my behalf about the payments the insurance company had to make in order to cover my legal fees. Overall, I was very satisfied with Tim Brodrick and would highly recommend him! Andre.
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Posted by Joyce | January 27, 2014
Compassionate and Brilliant Legal resolution
Tim Broderick is intelligent, knowledgeable, resourceful; genuinely concerned, and even reassuring. An outstandingly competent Lawyer. I had a difficult, and personally painful, case. I consulted other lawyers who gave me little hope that promises made would be honored, even though witnessed, for redress. Years earlier I had naively signed a document, without reading or understanding its implications. Tim Broderick helped me to set realistic expectations and then he won the case on that basis. I was despondent, scared, and angry. He listened and then presented workable ideas on how to proceed with my case. It gave me reason to hope. I appreciate his optimistic and sensible approach. He let me know that there was help to get me through; and I wasn’t alone. He has a great staff, they really shine! They listened, kept me on schedule, were prompt with all necessary work and documents, and helped me to stay focused and positive. (which was difficult) Best of all Tim helped me put a painful chapter of my life behind me. I find it difficult to convey how much I admire and appreciate him. Thank you, Tim Broderick, you’re the Best!
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Posted by Hering M. | November 13, 2013
Highly recommend Mr. Broderick and his law firm
Mr. Broderick is an experienced attorney that has been our family attorney for over 20 years. Highly ethical and trustworthy. He cares about his clients and is very knowledgeable. I highly recommended by Mr. Broderick.
Posted by Steve R | August 30, 2012
Best Attorney I ever had!
Tim handled a Sexual Harassment case for me back in 2002 and handled it beautifully. It was with a major Telecom company and he got me though it with ease and great settlement. We have talked over the years and I think the world of him. Steve R. Marquis
Posted by Laura | September 11, 2009
This law firm is knowledgeable, compassionate, patient and effective.
I sought legal assistance from Tim Broderick's firm when undergoing sexual harassment in the workplace. This was my first encounter with anything of the sort and my first time seeking legal counsel and Tim and his team were incredibly patient, walking me through the process and making sure I was well informed before I made any decisions. They even took the time to speak to my family, acknowledging that pursuing legal action was a family decision and understanding that I would want my family's support before proceeding which I thought was very respectful. Once i had decided to pursue legal action, they were quick to refer me to a psychologist specializing in sexual harassment who was incredibly supportive and that I maintain a relationship with today. Over the course of negotiations with my employer, both Tim Broderick and Katrina Telfer were careful to keep me informed at each step, and to explain the implications of both their actions and those of the opposing counsel. While offering advice at each turn, they were also very sure to maintain that the ultimate decision was in my hands and gave me the tools I needed to make what I felt were the right decisions. My situation was perhaps unique in that my employer was quite rash and made unpredictable decisions and actions throughout the negotiations and I feel that Tim and Katrina had a excellent grasp on the proceedings, often predicting their next move and anticipating the best action to evoke a desired response. Even with such an unpredictable apposing counsel, they were able to steer negotiations to my benefit in an incredibly efficient manner and with a favorable outcome. I think perhaps the most notable aspect of my experience with Tim Broderick and Katrina Telfer was the compassionate and educational manner in which they conducted the proceedings. The sexual harassment that I suffered was the most negative and hurtful experience I can recall, yet I felt better as soon as I knew that I had competent representation and continued to feel better as things progressed. Tim and Katrina literally wrote the book on Sexual Harassment in California and they gave me a copy so that I could learn about cases they referenced that were pertinent to my decision making and to come to terms with the physical and emotional side effects of such harassment. They always guided first with information, and then with advice and I was completely comfortable with each turn in the process. I strongly recommend Tim Broderick's law firm to any individual seeking competent and compassionate representation. As I said before, I had zero experience with legal proceedings and they were incredibly patient in guiding me in the process, taking time to account for my sometimes emotional state and making sure I was well informed before making any decisions. The end result was favorable and they were careful to cover all my bases, monetarily and otherwise, to negotiate a quick and resolute end to my employment as I wished.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Broderick Law Firm
  • 1991 - Present


  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Stanford University
  • Undergraduate
  • 1973

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Julius Sumler v. St. John Missionary Baptist Church; et al.
  • Jury ruled in favor of Sumler after 10 day trial


  • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Northern California HR Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2013
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2005
  • Santa Clara County Employer Advisory Council
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2012
  • Palo Alto Area Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice Sexual Harassment Law
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Avvo Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Highest Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Verdict of the Week
  • California Reporter
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Sexual Harassment Information Seminar by Timothy Broderick
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Businesses- Timothy Broderick Lawyer
  • 2014
  • Sexual Harassment Information Seminar by Timothy Broderick
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Businesses- Timothy Broderick Lawyer
  • 2012
  • Sexual Harassment Course for Palo Alto High School by Timothy Broderick
  • Sexual Harassment Course for High School Students Entering Workplace- Timothy Broderick Laywer
  • 2012
  • Sexual Harassment Course for Gunn High School by Timothy Broderick
  • Sexual Harassment Course for High School Students Entering Workplace- Timothy Broderick Lawyer
  • 2012
  • Sexual Harassment Information Seminar by Timothy Broderick
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Businesses- Timothy Broderick Lawyer
  • 2009
  • Your Legal Rights by Timothy Broderick
  • Sexual Harassment Law in California- Timothy Broderick
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (18)
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Unknown Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim is an experienced, efficient, and tireless advocate for his harassment clients. Having worked as both his opposing and co-defense counsel, I have been impressed by his skill as a litigator and with his respect and empathy for his clients."
Sexual harassment Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have the good fortune of seeing Tim at work and in court. He is dedicated, prepared and sincere in all aspects of his practice."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I work in the same office suite as Tim does and have had the opportunity to observe his work for several years. Tim is hard-working, thoughtful and analytical, and dedicated to his clients."
Sexual harassment Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Timothy Broderick. I have worked with Tim for over 20 years. Tim is an incredible advocate. He is a knowledgeable attorney in civil litigation, including defamation, employment, sexual harassment, and commercial law. His expertise, determination, and skill make him a great asset and an attorney who I am confident in referring clients to."
Sexual harassment Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Sexual harassment Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Broderick's combination of experience, knowledge, determination, and passion for fighting for the rights of his clients make him an excellent advocate. I have learned so much from Mr. Broderick, and I would recommend him to anyone in need of an outstanding attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would highly endorse Tim Broderick as an attorney. Tim's practice includes civil litigation and civil collections but his principal practice emphasis is on sexual harassment matters. I have had the pleasure of working in the same office suite as Tim for over ten years. I feel comfortable referring potential clients to Tim because of his expertise, years of experience and tenacious attitude."
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