Tim was born in Davenport, Iowa. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Iowa in 1989, he continued at Iowa, receiving his J.D., with distinction, in 1992. Upon graduation he served as law clerk to the Honorable Lee M. Jackwig, Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Iowa. He is a member of the Rock Island County Bar Association, the Scott County Bar Association, and the Illinois and Iowa State Bar Associations. He has served the Iowa State Supreme Court Commission on the Unauthorized Practice of Law for over nine years. He currently serves as a director for Federal Bar Association of Iowa's Board. He has been a member of several boards of directors, including Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Quad Cities and the Quad City Claims Association. Tim practices in the areas of personal injury, auto accidents, civil litigation, bankruptcy, debtor/creditor, dram shop liability, commercial litigation, workers compensation, insurance defense, general practice, real estate and probate.