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I was born and raised in Grants Pass, Oregon, and attended Grants Pass High School from 1991-1995 where I was a standout athlete in football, basketball, and track. I graduated from GPHS with Honors in 1995.


I then attended Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon in 1995-1996. While at Linfield, I played basketball for the college and focused my studies on Chemistry. I then attended Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon from 1996-1999, where I played college football and basketball. My 1998-1999 college basketball team ranked second in the nation during the season, won the Conference Championship, and played in the National Tournament. While attending SOU, I worked weekends and summers at a plywood mill in Grants Pass (Stone Forest, later U.S. Forest Products). I graduated with Honors from SOU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology in 1999.


I began working at Roy Dwyer’s personal injury firm as a law clerk in the fall of 1999, where I continued working throughout law school. I attended the University of Oregon School of Law from 2000-2003. While there, I was active in my role as student liaison for the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, and worked for Lane County Legal Aid representing low-income clients in civil disputes. I graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2003, and was admitted to the Oregon State Bar the same year. I now focus my statewide law practice on personal injury litigation, and I'm the primary litigation attorney for the firm.


I live in Bend, Oregon with my wife and two daughters. Aside from spending time with my family, I enjoy hiking, mountain biking, golfing, fishing, hunting, wakeboarding, and playing basketball. I particularly enjoy snowboarding on Mt. Bachelor. Moreover, I also volunteer my time to help the less fortunate in the community, including several Rotary projects, and also serving on the board of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Oregon.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 60%
  2. Trucking Accident: 10%
  3. Car Accident: 10%
  4. Motorcycle Accident: 10%
  5. Nursing Home Abuse: 10%



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • John R Barhoum

    Tim is as good as it gets. I have defended personal injury cases for insurance companies all across Oregon and Washington for more than a decade. While I enjoy working with Tim, I hate to see new cases with him as my adversary given how talented a lawyer he is. He's smart, tenacious and will never compromise a case without getting the maximum benefit for his clients. I highly encourage anyone who has been injured to call Tim first.


    John Barhoum Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Christopher A Missiaen

    I worked with Tim from 2005 through 2007. Tim is a smart and effective lawyer who always gets the best results for his clients.


    Christopher Missiaen Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Dwyer Williams Potter Attorneys, LLP

1051 NW Bond Street, Suite 310
Bend, OR, 97701-2778


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Oregon Rising Stars 2013Oregon Super Lawyers2013
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2013
Oregon Rising Stars 2012Oregon Super Lawyers2012
Oregon Rising Stars 2011Oregon Super Lawyers2011
Oregon Rising Stars 2010Oregon Super Lawyers2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDwyer Williams Potter Attorneys, LLP2006 - Present
AssociateLaw Office of Roy Dwyer, P.C.2004 - 2006
AssociateDwyer Shlesinger & deVilleneuve, P.C.2003 - 2004
Legal InternDwyer Shlesinger & deVilleneuve, P.C.2000 - 2003
Legal AssistantDwyer Shlesinger & deVilleneuve, P.C.1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Crime Victim Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Oregon State BarBoard of Governors2013 - Present
American Society of Legal AdvocatesMember2013 - Present
American Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2012 - Present
Multi- Million Dollar AdvocatesLifetime Member2011 - Present
Million Dollar AdvocatesLifetime Member2011 - Present
Pound Civil Justice InstituteMember2011 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarMember2010 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Litigation SectionMember2007 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors2005 - Present
U.S. Ditrict Court for the District of OregonMember2004 - Present
Oregon State BarMember2003 - Present
Trial Lawyers for Public JusticeMember2003 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2002 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
Oregon State Bar, House of DelegatesMember2008 - 2012
Oregon State BarUniform Civil Jury Instructions Committee2007 - 2009
Oregon State Bar, Litigation SectionExecutive Committee2007 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Moore v. State FarmWon $238,000 at binding arbitration.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Oregon State BarMisuse of Legal Procedure, 2 ed.2013
American Association for Justice (AAJ)iPad and the Paperless Office2013
OTLA Trial LawyerViore Dire in a Premises Liability Case2012
OTLA Trial LawyerGetting PIP to Walk Away2011
OTLA Trial LawyerAdvertising Approach of a Central Oregon Lawyer2009
OTLA Trial LawyerTim's Top 5 Trial Tips - Voire Dire2008
Oregon State BarMisuse of Legal Procedure2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Southern Oregon UniversityCriminologyBS - Bachelor of Science1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Association for Justice Annual ConventioniPad and the Paperless Office2013
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, CLE CommitteeCross Examination - Review of Pozner and Dodd2012
Bill Gibson private CLESolo and Small Firm Technology2012
Hot Topics and Recent Changes in LawRecent changes in Oregon personal injury law2010
Tips and Traps for the Civil LitigatorTop Ten Traps to Avoid at Trial2009
Civil Trial Practice CLEPreparing Your Client for Depositions2008
J.R. Campbell American Inns of courtEvidence at Trial - videotapes and animations2006
J.R. Campbell American Inns of CourtEvidence Rules2004