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Tim W. English

Workers compensation Attorney at San Jose, CA

5.0   81 reviews

Licensed for 9 years

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Tim W. English (founding shareholder of Wiesner English, P.C.) is a worker's compensation attorneys serving all of Northern California. Tim handles all aspects of worker's compensation cases including partially or fully denied claims, UR/IMR disputes, QME selection litigation, SIBTF applications, and 132a Petitions/Serious and Willful violations. His goal is to walk you step by step through a confusing and contentious process to achieve the best results possible. 

Besides worker's compensation, Tim has experience in multiple facets of the law, including representing individuals and companies on matters ranging from business and employment disputes, sponsorship negotiations, contract drafting, mediation, equity offerings, venture capital transactions, and litigation. Tim also helps individuals with wage disputes against their employers at the San Jose, Oakland, Stockton, and Salinas Labor Commissioner's offices. Tim also holds certificates in Employment Law and High Tech law from Santa Clara University School of Law.

A native of San Jose, CA in Santa Clara County, Tim actively volunteers with the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center (a Santa Clara County community law center focused on providing free or low cost representation to immigrants, employees, and consumers) and the San Francisco chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Tim is also an active member of the California Applicants' Attorneys Association, currently serving as a Member of the Membership Committee and the Santa Clara County CAAA Chapter Treasurer.

In his spare time, Tim enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, hiking, playing tennis, disc golfing and wine tasting.

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1660 Hamilton Ave, Ste 202
San Jose, CA 95125
Licensed for 9 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 08/06/2022

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Tim received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by Philip | January 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely knowledgeable, personable and responsive Attorney.
Excellent attorney! Tim knows the workers compensation process in California better than any other attorney I interviewed. He knows all the key players in the process and can guide you smoothly through very confusing system to get you the settlement you deserve, as he did with my case. Being my first time through the broken WC process, I was very fortunate that Tim was there to guide me through it all.
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Posted by Steve | July 9, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highest praise for Tim English
Tim has been a great resource advising me through the web of my work comp case. Tim has always provided answers to my questions and concerns. I would highly recommend Tim to anyone needing work comp guidance.
Response from Tim English July 12, 2021
It was a pleasure assisting you Steve. As you know, these case can be long, arduous battles that sometimes seem to have no end. Thank you for sticking in there until the end! All the best!
Posted by Kaleese | May 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
He has quite literally helped change my life for the better! He’s fought tirelessly for me during my work comp process to get me the best/effective care possible while fighting for what I deserve so that I could settle my case and get my life back. I’m so truly lucky & grateful for having called this Law Office and I highly recommend them to everyone needing help with a work comp claim!
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
SUPER SERVICE
I had a very complicated SIBTF case. Tim English was extremely responsive, thoughtful, knowledgeable and thorough. I always felt as if he put himself personally in my place in working to assist me with my case. Thanks Tim and Kudos on your EXCELLENT care.
Response from Tim English December 13, 2021
Happy to try to point you in the right direction. Best of luck to you!
Posted by Emilie | January 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney ever!!
Highly recommended! Tim English is the best wage claim / mis-classification attorney I've had the privilege to retain. He is absolutely reliable and highly knowledgeable about wage and hour laws. Beyond his unparalleled attention to details, Tim brings expertise and has a mind towards issue resolution. His confidence is contagious. His mindset brings clarity and methodology to any chaotic situation. My experience with Tim far exceeded all my expectations!!
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Posted by MIKE | March 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing!
Tim was amazing throughout the entire process! He answered calls or emails almost immediately and was always there for any questions I had.
Response from Tim English June 5, 2022
Glad I was able to assist you to a favorable result. Best of luck to you!
Posted by Erica | October 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 stars for Tim
I found Tim on Avvo and reached out after a work injury wasn’t being handled appropriately by my WC doctor. His paralegal was very nice and took the time to listen to my story before setting me up with an appointment to meet with Tim promptly. Tim also took the time to listen to my story and was very sympathetic to my situation, having also suffered from an injury himself. He was friendly, easily accessible and easy to work with through my entire case. He’s very knowledgeable and prompt. He never hesitated to take time to explain things in a way I could understand and I never felt like he was rushing me. I very much appreciated his patience. He always let me know what to expect next and we eventually had a favorable outcome. I highly recommend Tim and am very pleased to have chosen him to represent me.
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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tim is awesome
Tim handled my wife's case and did an excellent job for her, we could not be happier. We would recommend him to anyone who needs help with the case.
Response from Tim English March 23, 2021
Glad to assist both you and your wife with your worker's compensation claims. All the best to you and your family!
Posted by Hajrija | November 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My work comp story
Tim W English helped me so much every step of the way during my work comp claim! He was always available for any questions or advice whenever I needed it. He made sure that I got all the help and medical attention and I was blessed to have him to represent me during a hardest journey of my life. Thank you for everything
Posted by Maria Jaime | October 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome workers' comp lawyer
I cannot say enough good things about Tim. He was very thorough from the moment we first met with him. He makes the very frustrating and convoluted workers' compensation process easier to deal with. Communication was always consistent, clear, and timely. We never had to wonder about the status of the case. I highly recommend Tim and his firm if you are exploring filing a workers compensation claim.
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Posted by Rudyard | September 20, 2022
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Highly Recommended
Tim helped my family and I with our Workers Compensation death claim after my father’s passing. He’s very knowledgeable, personable and committed to his work. He answered all our questions in a timely manner and ensured that all our concerns were heard. We got a really good settlement, thanks to Tim’s dedication and hard work.
Response from Tim English September 21, 2022
Losing a loved one is unimaginable - even moreso when it happens at work! So happy we were there to help you and your family walk through such a frustrating process and, ultimately, get you a favorable result. All the best to your and your family!
Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best decision I've made
The last few years have been by far the hardest and the darkest for me and my entire family. If there it was a "bright light" to shine and show a path, it was my attorney, Tim English. Tim's response time was always less than one hour! Tim patiently answered all questions I had regardless many oft them I asked more than once. Tim was always "watching over" and making sure I made the best decisions. There is absolutely no way I would have been in any position to protect my best interest in this long and extremely complicated process. Tim is not only very knowledgeable, but always eager to help and going out of his way to make sure I have all the information to make the best possible decision. Tim, thank YOU from the bottom of my heart!
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Response from Tim English August 11, 2022
Thank you so much for the kind words! I was so happy to be able to assist you when you needed it most and look forward to working with you on your Subsequent Injuries Fund case. All the best!
Posted by Shane | June 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer, just don’t plan on many phone calls.
Tim accepted my claims in about the first 5 seconds I spoke to his firm. He is very professional and has probably every answer you will be looking for in what seems like an impossible subject to understand, work comp. the only issue I had was a personal issue but should be mentioned in the event others are like me. Tim prefers email over phone calls and will make that obvious. Not at all a knock on him, I just preferred one on one conversation over email at times. That said, he never failed to take a call and answer my questions fully. He gets it. In regards to my case settlement, Tim was instrumental in offering his expertise and advice in what direction we could go and left every decision up to me. I rarely heard from him during my case which I learned is actually, a good thing. He knows what he’s doing. Not only would I recommend Tim to others, but have sent people I care about to him.
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Response from Tim English June 23, 2022
While it is hard for most work comp attorneys to jump on the phone for each inquiry, I am happy that we were able to work out a pattern that worked well for your case! Also glad to know you were happy with how everything turned out and that we got you a great result. All the best!
Posted by Belinda | June 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Knowledgeable Worker Compensation Attorney.
Before contacting Tim I did not understand my rights under Labor Law. After making contact with Tim he thoroughly explained to me might rights, but most importantly to me he walk me to worker compensation process step by step. As results I received favorable work compensation settlement. Thank You!
Response from Tim English June 5, 2022
While the workers' compensaiton system has been created to allow the injured worker to represent themselves, insurance carriers and defense attorneys make navigating this process on your own nearly impossible. So happy I can provide my assistance to you to provide a favorable outcome. All the best!
Posted by Jorge A Gonzalez | March 27, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Profesional Consult and advice
Very professional and Ethical, wish had Him to represent me, unfortunately that was not possible at this time. Thank You!!
Posted by aaron | March 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome
I will say Tim is the best of the best. He took my case without hesitant and being more than 3 hours away from me. He went above and beyond, making me feel like I was his only client which I know by his actions is not true, but made me feel that way. I have already recommended Tim services to friends of mine who are in the process of a work comp and/or are needing assistant. Finding Tim was dumb luck for me. I was stressed out enough as it was and When I called his office I left a message and within the hour it was Tim himself calling me back and with enthusiasm that he will take my case. We spoke for almost 45 minutes and off we went. Looking forward from that date to present date. He took the stress off my shoulders and communicated with the utmost professionalism and always in a timely manner. It was a pleasure to have Tim on my side as my lawyer representing me, looking out for my best interest, and definitely having a favorable outcome for me.
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Posted by Jake | March 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional
First I want to thank Tim English with Wiesner English, P.C. for stepping in to represent me in my work injury when I needed it the most. Tim is an excellent guy when it comes to getting clarity. He is upfront and tells you how it is without sugar coating it so you can ultimately make the best decision for you and your family. I am not the type to leave reviews but I wanted to share my experience so that maybe one day he can help you through a tough time like he did with me. What stood out to me the most is Tim’s integrity because through this whole process he’s been accurate, honest, and truthful through his actions. Thanks again Tim I really do appreciate it!
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Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2021
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Tim English
Tim is an excellent attorney that will help you with any of your Workers compensation questions and needs. He will explain the whole process and help every step of the way giving you confidence you are being taken care of. He is very responsive, friendly, and helpful. I had a great experience working with him through my workers compensation case and strongly recommend him to anyone thinking about retaining a workers compensation attorney.
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Response from Tim English December 31, 2021
Your review is so appreciated! Glad I was able to represent you in your time of need. Best of luck to you in the future!
Posted by Debbi | December 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tim W. English, one of the best Workers Comp Attorneys in the area.
My Son had a work injury around 2015 and Tim English was the lead attorney and settled his claim to our satisfaction. I sustained a work injury in 2018. There were disputes with my employer regarding liability and treatment and I felt I was being ignored. I contacted a workers' compensation attorney and was connected with Tim English. Tim was very approachable, a good listener, responded to my questions in a timely manner and most importantly, he helped me navigate the WC/Disability system. Tim was constantly providing updates about my case and delivered what he promised. He gave me a voice during a difficult situation and followed through from beginning to end. I have found Tim to be a very professional, approachable, compassionate and well educated gentleman who always goes the extra mile. Even when I was at my wits end, Tim always kept his cool and even managed to calm me down. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking to navigate the difficult and often confusing workers comp system. Tim English has since launched his own firm, Wiesner English, P.C., so if you are in need of someone to assist you with your WC needs, hands down, Tim English is your man.
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Posted by Ramon | November 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Tim was my representative. He came in and helped me greatly through my case. He helped speed things along and helped me through this very difficult process. He was quick to respond to any and all questions I had, and was always very professional, thorough, and polite. He always came across very compassionate and thoughtful which was greatly welcomed when trying to navigate the workers compensation process. I would like to thank Tim and his team for fighting for me, and helping me get through this case. 5 stars all across the board. I highly recommend him and his team.
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Response from Tim English November 19, 2021
Happy to be able to assist you Ramon! We are here to fight for people like yourself in this screwed up work comp system. All the best to you!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 15%-45%

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Founding Shareholder
  • Wiesner English, P.C.
  • 2021 - Present
  • Senior Attorney and Counselor
  • Law Offices of Bo Katzakian
  • 2015 - 2021
  • Law Clerk
  • Berliner Cohen
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Graffanini LC
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Staff Attorney
  • Alexander Community Law Center
  • 2013 - 2014
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Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • College of Charleston
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Legal Cases

  • $730,000 Settlement for Roofer who Fell Two Stories
  • Full Settlement
  • $400,000 Settlement for Teacher with Quadrilateral CRPS
  • Full Settlement
  • $518,000 Settlement for Solar Installer with Catastrophic Injuries
  • Full Settlement
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Associations

  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association Santa Clara Chapter
  • Treasurer
  • 2021 - Present
  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association
  • Membership Committee Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • High Tech Law Certificate; with Honors
  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • 2013
  • Witkin Award in Employment Law
  • Witkin
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • N/A
  • N/A
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
Endorse Tim
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tim English is an excellent Worker's Compensation Attorney!"
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse and recommend Attorney English."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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San Jose Workers compensation Lawyer Tim W. English
Tim W. English
Workers compensation Attorney
San Jose, CA
Licensed for 9 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available