Tim was licensed as an attorney in 1990. He has been practicing almost exclusively as a family law attorney for most of this time. Tim became a Board Certified Family Law Attorney in 2005, which means that he has devoted a substantial amount of his practice to family law, engaging in contested trials of cases involving matters such as divorce, property division, child custody, child support, adoption, and paternity. Although Tim is an experienced litigator, and will continue to help people in court, he knows from experience, that people are better served both emotionally and financially, if they can resolve their case outside the courtroom. This is why Tim is a strong proponent of collaborative law. His general philosophy is to try and settle the case, if at all possible, and litigate as a last resort, if there are no other alternatives.