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Tim W. English

Workers compensation Attorney at San Jose, CA

5.0   101 reviews
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  • Licensed for 10 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2013
    Status
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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WORK COMP ATTORNEY WHO CARES AND KNOWS HOW TO GET RESULTS. $56 MILLION+ RECOVERED FOR OUR CLIENTS.

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.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 4 ...
Top Contributor 2021
Top Contributor
2021

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1660 Hamilton Ave, Ste 202
San Jose, CA 95125

Location

Wiesner English, P.C.

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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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 Bobby | October 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best injury lawyer around
Tim is by far the best injury lawyer in Northern California he’s been my lawyer for 5 yrs and is always there to answer any questions I had and alway kept me up to date on everything in my case thanks for everything
Response from Tim English October 30, 2023
Thanks for your kind words Bobby! All the best!
Posted by Cynthia | October 6, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
No Regrets
"Wow" i called Tim due to i was so worried about my case that was pending with workercomp Mr. English was so helpful he immedately begun to assist me. He took the time to explain everything. I have yet to meet an attorney that really has there clients best interest at heart. I wasn't even his client but he didn't waste anytime trying to help me. He was respecful, very professional, and above everything very knowledgeable. I would recomend him to anyone seeking legal assistance. Thank you Mr English, i appreciate all your help. You deserve 5 stars easy. God bless you Sir, and your lovely family. If you want a trusth worthy attorney do yourself a favor dont pass up Mr. English he really is top rated.
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Response from Tim English October 30, 2023
Thank you for your kind words! So happy we were able to assist in a time of need. All the best!
Posted by Mirzeta | September 24, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I can say that i would recommend Tim to anyone who is dealing with horrible Insurance Companies that are trying to do everything but not be responsible for their employees. Tim didn’t represent me but he gave me advice and helped me through the most stressful times. Please call Tim or email he respond immediately and even do he doesn’t represent you he keeps in touch how everything is going.So Thank You Tim.
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Posted by Pedro | July 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Successful Settlement
I was being denied care for my work injuries for a period of time. Then I found Mr. English and I was able to get the proper treatment. He helped with getting accurate assessments for my injuries, proper care and treatment that I was seeking, and I finally had someone that had my best interest at heart. Mr English was responsive to my concerns and needs throughout the whole process. He was professional and made me feel comfortable and I finally felt that someone was on my side. His team went over and beyond to seek the medical care I needed to overcome my injury, with having two surgeries on my hip, if it wasn't for Mr. English and his team I would not have received the proper diagnoses, treatment, or care to properly recover. I would like to thank Mr. English for all his hard work, dedication, passion and knowledge of the justice system in helping me with the outcome of my case.
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Posted by Pete | July 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
Tim was the only workers comp attorney that gave me the time of day when the pandemic first hit. While attorneys were waiting for the onslaught of covid cases to come piling in, I was trying to navigate a biological/chemical exposure case that nearly killed me. I was pushed off by attorney after attorney except for Tim who took my call immediately and was in my corner till a settlement was reached. Tim was an advocate for me when I was reduce to nearly nothing and he constantly treated me with respect and dignity. His knowledge and insight of the system were invaluable and he approached every interaction with me with calm, collaboration and empathy. Simply put, Tim helped me ensure a future for myself when my former employer would have preferred to sweep me under a rug. Professionals and more importantly, human beings, like this do not come around often.
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Response from Tim English July 28, 2023
Thank you so much for your kind words Pete! It was certainly a difficult journey, but happy to be there with you every step of the way!
Posted by Sharleen | July 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
ONLY Workers Comp attorney you’ll need
ONLY Workers Comp attorney that works for YOU! Past attorneys only meet to sign you and at the end to collect their money. Mr. English took my case from another such attorney. He immediately contacted me, introduced himself and brought me up to speed on my case. The laws in Caifornia have changed significantly. Throughout the time with him he was in frequent contact with me by email, phone when needed and answered ALL my questions in a timely manner. Choose Mr. English. You won’t regret it!
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Response from Tim English July 12, 2023
Glad we were able to step in at a time of need and provide you with all the answers to your questions and a great result. Best of luck!
Posted by Michelle | June 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Worker’s Comp. Lawyer
Tim English is an Exceptional Worker’s Comp. Lawyer who goes above and beyond. He is knowledgeable and quick responsive when I had questions. I am very grateful for your passion, dedication and professionalism. Thank you Tim for the Excellent work with my case.
Response from Tim English July 12, 2023
Thank you for your kind words and so happy we have been able to provide you timely and professional representation!
Posted by Evee Garcia | June 13, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer I've ever known.
Once again thank you so much for all your help I always will be grateful that you help me you are a good lawyer God put you in my life I didn't know what to do and I start looking the Google God bless you.
Response from Tim English June 15, 2023
Glad we were able to help you out in such a difficult time in your life. Best of luck to you in the future!
Posted by Mersi | June 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I highly recommend Tim W. English and his team for their exceptional professionalism, dedication, and expertise in handling our case. From the very beginning until the final resolution, Tim has consistently gone above and beyond to provide outstanding legal representation with kindness, empathy, and unwavering integrity. Tim's ability to educate and inform us about the best course of action allowed us to make informed decisions throughout the process. His genuine care for his clients is evident in his continuous follow-up and support, ensuring that we felt heard and understood every step of the way. One of the standout qualities of Tim's service was his meticulous attention to detail in finding the most qualified doctors, facilities, and even interpreters to help us understand complex legal terminology in our native language. This level of dedication truly sets him apart. We are immensely grateful for Tim's amazing work and the results he achieved on our behalf. If you are seeking an attorney who is not only honest and trustworthy but also goes the extra mile to ensure the best outcome, we wholeheartedly encourage you to reach out to Tim and his exceptional team. Their expertise and commitment will undoubtedly guide you through your legal journey with utmost professionalism.
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Response from Tim English June 15, 2023
Thank you for your kind words! All the best to your family moving forward!
Posted by Tom | May 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
client
Tim educated me on all the rights and laws about workman's compensation then followed through by staying on top of every detail keeping me informed of every development with the case all the while keeping my best interests in mind then negotiating a settlement above what i expected. I highly recommend Tim as a Attorney, Thanks Tim.
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Response from Tim English June 5, 2023
Thank you so much for your kind words! Very happy to exceed your expections regarding settlement. All the best!
Posted by Jaime | May 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great worker’s comp attorney
I tried handling my work comp case but was quickly overwhelmed. I’m glad Tim was able to take my case. Tim got me to see the right doctor’s and I was finally able to get the treatment and surgery I needed. He kept me informed on my case and alway answered my questions. I highly recommend Tim to anyone.
Response from Tim English May 8, 2023
Thank you for your kind words Jaime! Glad we were able to help you out in such a difficult time to get the care you needed. All the best!
Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tim English at Wiesner English, P.C. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Tim was extremely knowledgeable in my Union Workers comp case. He knows how to fight a case at any angle due to his wealth of knowledge, experience, patience and resources. He was always able to answer all my questions and explain the details of the case in way i can understand. Walking away from this unfortunate incident Tim truly put in the work for me to ensure I was not only covered financially but all my medical, insurance and any union matters are handled correctly.
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Response from Tim English May 5, 2023
Thank you so much for your kind words and was so happy to be able to bring you a great result and excellent customer service. All the best!
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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
  • Associate
  • Graffanini LC
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Berliner Cohen
  • 2014 - 2015
  • 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

Sample of 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

Honors and 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 10 years
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