Tim specializes in class actions and impact litigation, with a particular focus on monitoring settlement agreements and consent decrees in class actions. He was recently appointed, at the request of all parties, as the Court Monitor in Independent Living Center of So. California v. City of Los Angeles, Case No. 12-cv-00551-FMO (C.D. Cal.), a large settlement under federal and state disability rights statutes, requiring Los Angeles to, among other actions, provide 4,000 accessible housing units to people with disabilities, and to reform and implement necessary policies. In addition, Tim has been lead counsel in monitoring several large scale class action settlements, including a settlement requiring accessibility upgrades at more than 1,400 Kmart stores nationwide, and class actions seeking improvements in the accessibility of the sidewalk and curb ramp systems of multiple cities. He has extensive experience in putting in place efficient systems for monitoring class action settlements, including for example developing databases to assist with monitoring.
Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center
Co-Executive Director, 2013-2021
Fox & Robertson, PC
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP
Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering
J.D., Stanford Law School, 1991. President, Law School Graduating Class; Member, Stanford Law Review.
B.A., University of Denver, 1988. Stanley Hornbeck Scholar; Dean’s List; Distinction in Math and Economics; Distinguished Senior; J. Fagg Foster Award in Economics; Ammi Hyde Award for Recent Graduate Achievement (1995).
Selected by 5280 Magazine for inclusion in the Top Lawyers list from 2015 through 2021.
2018 ACLU of Colorado’s Carle Whitehead Memorial award, recognizing lifetime commitment to protecting and extending civil rights and civil liberties (with Amy Robertson).
2012 Award of Excellence from the Colorado Chapter of the American College of Trial Lawyers (with Amy Robertson).
2008 Colorado Bar Association Award of Merit
Fox & Robertson was recognized with the 2007 Impact Fund Award and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Case of the Year award in 2006 for the result in Lucas v. Kmart Corp.
Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. “The Fellows comprise a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. Membership in the Fellows is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Fellows are recommended by their peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation.”
Fellow Emeritus of the Colorado Bar Foundation. This designation is bestowed upon no more than five percent of the lawyers in Colorado for: “outstanding dedication to the welfare of the community and the traditions of the profession and the maintenance and advancement of the objectives of the Colorado Bar Association.”
Co-presenter “The Americans with Disabilities Act Turns 30: How Have Class Actions Fared?” Impact Fund Class Action Conference 2020.
“Civil Rights Groups Charge that ICE Disregards Immigrants’ Medical, Mental Health Needs and Ignores Discrimination Against Immigrants with Disabilities,” Civil Rights Insider, Fall 2019.
“Using Data in Disability Access Class Actions: Legal Overview,” presented at the 2004 Annual Conference of the National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems.
District of Columbia (inactive)