With 37 years of successful experience handling appeals and legal matters in Texas state and federal courts, Tim Lee has developed the ability to communicate with judges about complex legal questions confidently and effectively. That experience, combined with a natural gift for writing and an educational background in communications and composition, allows him to have an impact, whether through written or oral advocacy, on how a court rules on issues that are important to his clients.
Tim has represented plaintiffs and defendants, individuals and organizations in more than 120 appeals, involving employment, contract, construction, personal injury, products liability, insurance, toxic tort, real property, oil and gas, maritime and railroad matters. He has also participated as the “law lawyer” in some of the largest and most significant trials the firm has handled. He has taken part in numerous multi-week trials, appeared in hearings in a multitude of district courts across Texas and worked with trial teams on a wide variety of matters.
Finally, Tim provides insurance coverage advice to insurance companies, third-party administrators, policyholders and attorneys with clients whose interests are affected by the presence or absence of insurance. He has been involved in insurance litigation for nearly 27 years and knows the real-life implications of insurance coverage.
Litigation, particularly complicated litigation, is time-consuming and expensive. Tim’s clients do not want to be billed for services they do not need and do not want to fight battles they do not need to fight or cannot win. They should have no tolerance for lawyers who do not always remember what the client wants. Clients deserve the maximum impact at the least cost and disruption, which is what Tim tries to deliver. He seeks results at the least cost possible, whether that means handling a small problem or dealing with a legal catastrophe. Sometimes it means exploiting advanced technology, sometimes it means deploying the right employees on the right tasks and sometimes it means long hours of personal attention to the client’s problems.
The vast majority of Tim’s clients are repeat clients, and he suspects they would describe him as calm, analytical, experienced, supportive … and perhaps a little quirky. He thinks they would agree he knows that when a client hires a lawyer, it is about the client, not the lawyer.
Tim is a voracious reader with a drive to learn something new and update those things which are old. He has a special interest in New Mexico and owns a second home there. The good things in life, according to Tim, include music, dogs, wine, Pueblo pottery, Hawaiian shirts, good friends and trusted colleagues.