Timothy M. Hamilton

Hamilton |  Walker, Hamilton & Koenig, LLP

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Tim Hamilton is a seasoned trial lawyer specializing in grievous personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, hazardous conditions of public property and unjust employment practices. Over the course of 30 years, he has championed his clients' rights in over 20 jury trials, dozens of arbitrations and over 100 mediations. Notable jury verdicts include $4.6 million against Exxon Corporation in the San Francisco Superior Court, a $5.15 million medical malpractice settlement against the City and County of San Francisco, and a $6 million product liability award against an American SUV manufacturer.

Tim is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), one of the most prestigious trial lawyer organizations in the country. He is consistently named as a "Super Lawyer," an honor reserved for only 5% of the lawyers in Northern California, and he has held the highest legal rating (AV) for 24 years. A member of the Consumer Attorneys of California and the American Association for Justice, Tim is also a member of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, where he serves on the Judicial Liaison Committee. He has been admitted to practice before all of the Federal District Courts in the State of California.

Tim has acted as Judge Pro Tem and as a court-appointed arbitrator in the San Francisco, Alameda, Marin and Los Angeles Superior Courts. He regularly presents continuing legal education programs, lecturing on the subjects of school liability, medical malpractice and hospital liability.

Recruited to play intercollegiate football, Tim graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Science and was on the Dean's Honor Role. In 1979, he received his J.D. from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where he also received Dean's Honors. He is a member of the U.S. Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association and he plays the Baritone Sax.

Areas of Practice

  • Grievous Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Malpractice

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Central District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of California

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1979
    • Honors: Dean's Honors
  • California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, California
    • B.S. - 1976
    • Honors: Dean's Honor
    • Major: Social Science

Honors and Awards

  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Super Lawyer, 2010 - 2013
  • Highest Legal Rating (AV)

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer, School Liability, Medical Malpractice and Hospital Liability, Continuing Legal Education Programs

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Judicial Liaison Committee
  • Marin County Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association, Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member