Timothy P. Law

Partner

Education

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law, Camden, 1995, J.D., with high honors
  • Rutgers University, 1992, M.A., Eagleton Institute of Politics
  • College of William & Mary, 1990, B.A., with high honors in Government

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court - District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit

Tim represents policyholders in disputes with their insurance companies, specializing in property and liability insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. His clients include the largest generic pharmaceutical company in the world and one of the largest home builders in the United States. He also represents non-profits, universities, and a number of small and medium sized businesses.

Substantively, Tim has broad experience in various areas of insurance law. He wrote the chapter on Personal Injury and Advertising Liability Coverage in a leading insurance treatise and has obtained insurance recovery for TCPA, FCRA, and other statutory liabilities under both general liability and professional liability insurance policies. Tim has represented corporations in insurance company insolvency proceedings, helping his clients to enforce their rights against both the insolvent insurance company and insurance guaranty associations. In addition, he regularly represents clients in workers’ compensation insurance coverage and premium disputes. Tim also has extensive experience with mortgage insurance and directors and officers insurance litigation.

Four of the eleven attorneys named by Chambers & Partners to its inaugural listing of the best Pennsylvania business insurance lawyers in 2015 are attorneys in the Philadelphia office of Reed Smith, including Tim. Chambers noted that Tim is “particularly adept at assisting policyholders with seeking coverage in the event of insurance company insolvency” and that his “thoroughness and collaborative approach are particular strengths, according to clients.” Reed Smith was the only firm to receive a Band 1 ranking from Chambers & Partners in the listing of the top Pennsylvania firms for insurance law. In addition, Reed Smith was named by U.S. News & World Report as the Law Firm of the Year in the area of Insurance Law in both 2014 and 2015.

Employment History

  • 2008 - Reed Smith
  • 1997 - Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C.
  • 1995 - Law clerk for the Honorable Joseph J. Longobardi, the former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware

Honors & Awards

  • Named the Volunteer of the Month by Philadelphia VIP (July 2015)
  • Chambers & Partners, Insurance - Pennsylvania, Band 2