Tim Garvey is an experienced trial attorney dedicated to helping regular people fight insurance company greed, and he specializes in insurance bad faith, catastrophic personal injury, and wrongful death. If asked to describe what he does, Tim often explains: “I sue insurance companies when they act like jerks. They keep me very busy.”
Throughout his career, Tim has helped his clients recover millions of dollars in wrongly withheld insurance benefits, and Tim credits his success to his unique approach of treating clients like family to learn their human story. This approach allows Tim to tell his client’s story—to insurance companies, to mediators, or to juries—with empathy and compassion.
Many organizations have recognized Tim’s dedication to his clients and the results he gets for them over the past decade, including:
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyer (2021–now);
Colorado Super Lawyers: SuperLawyer (top 5% of all lawyers) (2021–now);
Colorado Super Lawyers: Rising Star (2016–2020);
5280 Magazine: Top Lawyer: Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury (2023);
Martindale: Client Champion Gold (2023);
AVVO: Perfect 10.0 Rating;
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association: Outstanding Service Award (2021);
American Society of Legal Advocates: Top 40 under 40 (2015);
Colorado Bar Foundation: Fellow (2014);
Colorado Bar Association: Pro Bono Award (2014);
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado: Pro Bono Award (2014);
Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training program (Graduate 2013).
Since graduating law school in the top 25% of his class from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2010, Tim has trained with some of the country’s best trial lawyers at renowned institutions like the Trial Lawyers College; the Lanier Trial Academy; and the Ethos Institute, to name just a few.
Tim is actively involved in both the legal community and the community at large. Tim currently serves as a Co-Chair for CTLA’s Amicus Committee. Previously, Tim served as a Co-Chair for CTLA’s New Lawyers Division and CTLA’s Seminar Committee; as a Mentor for City Year Denver (2018–2020); as a board member and Treasurer for Youth on Record (2012–2017); as President of the Colorado Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society (2013–15); and as a Council Member of the Colorado Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (2012–14). Tim has also been a member of the American, Colorado, Denver, and Arapahoe County Bar Associations; the American Association for Justice; the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association; the Faculty of Federal Advocates; and the Plaintiffs’ Employment Lawyers Association.
While attending law school, Tim worked as a research assistant for three professors and completed multiple prestigious internships including one with the Office of Legal Counsel of Governor Bill Ritter, Jr., and another with Judge Ed Bronfin of the Denver District Court. Tim also won a scholarship during law school to attend The Hague Academy of International Law and had his winning paper published in the Denver Journal of International Law & Policy. Upon graduation, Tim clerked for Judge A. Bruce Jones of the Denver District Court, serving on both civil and domestic relations dockets.
A native of New Jersey, but a proud Colorado resident since 1989, Tim enjoys all that living in the Mile High City has to offer, including a thriving arts scene and easy access to the Rocky Mountains. Tim also enjoys traveling to new destinations and exploring new cultures. Prior to attending law school, Tim spent nearly a decade managing one of the country’s best independent record stores (Twist & Shout Records), while simultaneously running a small Denver-based record label (Public Service Records), DJ’ing at several weekly events, and owning a cheesesteak restaurant (Taste of Philly) with his twin brother.
Metropolitan State University of Denver - B.A. in Sociology