Tim Williams – Oregon Personal Injury Attorney, Talented Trial Lawyer

Why Tim Williams Specializes in Personal Injury Law

Tim Williams believes that individuals and corporations must be held accountable for their careless and negligent acts that injure or kill innocent people.  We see to it that our clients receive fair, just and full money damages for their injuries and losses.

Super Lawyer Tim Williams

tim-williams-personal-injury-attorney-profile-pictureNot many lawyers are as successful in court as they have been on the court. But Tim Williams is a rare breed.
Before he became this firm’s lead litigator and an Oregon Super Lawyer, Tim sharpened his competitive edge as a forward on Southern Oregon University’s nationally ranked basketball team.  He’s been winning ever since, first graduating from SOU with honors, then finishing law school and being nominated to top leadership positions with professional and civic organizations across the state and nation.

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Tim brings that drive to every case he takes. Among Oregon lawyers, you’ll be hard pressed to find anyone who’s taken more personal injury cases to trial than Tim, who has been with the firm since 1999.   His tenacity comes from Tim’s firmly held belief that individuals and corporations that harm people or cause death must be held fully accountable.

The competence and professionalism Tim brings to the courtroom extends to his work with various organizations that have become a priority for this civically active lawyer. Tim has held leadership positions with the Oregon State Bar, the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the J.R. Campbell Inns of Court, and the Rotary Club of Bend.  He has also been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court – a distinction held by few.

Whether he’s working with leaders in the community or clients dealing with injury from a vehicular accident, a work-related incident or who have lost a loved one due to wrongful death, Tim’s track record of bringing home wins speaks for itself. Since 2003, Tim has won millions of dollars for his clients.

BIOGRAPHY AT A GLANCE

Educational History:

  • University of Oregon School of Law, J.D. (2003)
  • Southern Oregon University– B.S. Criminology, Cum Laude (1999)
  • Grants Pass High School, with Honors (1995)

Legal Work Experience:

  • Partner – Dwyer Williams Dretke, Attorneys, PC (2006 – present)
  • Associate – Law Office of Roy Dwyer, Attorney, P.C. (2004 – 2005)
  • Associate – Dwyer, Schlesinger & deVilleneuve Attorneys, P.C. (2003)
  • Law Clerk – Dwyer, Schlesinger & deVilleneuve Attorneys, P.C. (2000 – 2003)
  • Legal Assistant – Dwyer, Schlesinger & deVilleneuve Attorneys, P.C. (1999 – 2000)

Membership and Volunteer Activities:

  • Oregon State Bar – OSB No. 03494
    • Board of Governors (2013 – Present)
    • House of Delegates (2008 – 2012)
    • Litigation Executive Committee (2007 – present)
      • Chair (2012)
      • Chair-Elect (2011)
      • Secretary (2010)
      • Treasurer (2009)
    • OSB Annual Litigation Institute and Retreat Planning Committee (2011 – 2012)
    • Owen M. Panner Professionalism Award Subcommittee (2010 – present)
    • Uniform Civil Jury Instruction Committee (2007 – 2009)
    • Chair of the Torts Subcommittee (2008 – 2009)
    • Leadership College Fellow (2007)
    • Co-author of Misuse of Legal Procedure, Chapter 25 of Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal Education Torts, 2006 ed., 2012 ed.
    • CLE presenter at the Fundamentals of Oregon Civil Procedure seminar on trial techniques and technology (October 17, 2013)
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (2001 – present)
    • Board of Governors (2005 – present)
    • Development Committee (2005 – 2007)
    • Membership Committee (2007 – present)
    • Chair of the Membership Committee (2007 – 2008, 2011-2012)
    • CLE Presenter on Cross-Examination by Pozner and Dodd (May 23, 2012)
    • CLE Presenter on Referring Clients, Creating Referral Sources (May 22, 2012)
    • CLE Presenter on Deposition Preparation (May 9, 2008)
    • OTLA Trail Lawyer author (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012)
    • Against One Sided Measures Committee (2008)
    • Co-chair of the Client Outreach Subcommittee (2008)
    • Student Liaison (2001 – 2003)
  • American Association for Justice / ATLA (2002 – present)
    • Board of Governors (2012 – present)
    • Membership Committee (2012 – present)
    • Audit Committee (2012 – present)
    • Leader’s Forum (2012 – present)
    • Membership Oversight Committee (2012 – present)
    • Leadership Academy participant (2013)
    • CLE presenter at national convention on the iPad and the paperless office (July 21, 2013)
  • United States Supreme Court (2010 – present)
    • Historical Society of the United States Supreme Court (2010 – present)
  • United States District Court for the District of Oregon (2004 – present)
    • Historical Society of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon (2004 – present)
  • Oregon SuperLawyers – Rising Star (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2013)
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates – Top 40 under 40 in Oregon (2013)
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (2011 – present)
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum (2011 – present)
  • Oregon Law Institute – CLE presenter “Top Ten Traps to Avoid at Trial” (October 30, 2009)
  • American Bar Association (2003 – present)
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association / WSAJ (2003 – present)
  • Deschutes County Bar Association (2003 – present)
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (2003 – present)
  • J.R. Campbell Inns of Court (2003 – present)
    • President (2009-2010)
    • Secretary/Treasurer (2008 – 2009)
  • National Crime Victim Bar Association (2013-present)
  • The Pound Civil Justice Institute (2011-present)
  • Rotary International – Rotary Club of Bend (2004 – present)
    • Program Committee (2007 – 2008)
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Oregon Board of Directors (2008 – present)
  • Toastmasters International (2004-2007)
    • Communicators Plus Club President (2005 – 2006)

When not winning in the courtroom, Tim is active in sports—snowboarding, mountain biking, golfing, fishing, hunting, wakeboarding and the occasional basketball game are favorite pastimes. In addition making time with his wife and two daughters a priority, Tim also volunteers with the Rotary Club of Bend.