April 20, 2021

Volume XI, Number 110

Timothy J. Maher

Tim’s advocacy skills in commercial dispute resolution are broad. He is particularly valued by clients for his ability to consider and analyze problems from their point of view. Tim is committed to finding legal solutions and managing litigation in a way that causes the least amount of disruption to his clients and their businesses. His common sense approach to strategy development and down-to-earth communication style allow him to connect with judges and juries alike.

Tim’s aviation work includes claims involving investigations, accidents, injuries, and deaths. His clients include aircraft owners, operators, and pilots. Tim has a unique understanding of the regulatory and investigative issues in aviation and has helped clients to develop better practices and procedures to mitigate risk and respond to scrutiny.

For nearly two decades, Tim has served as outside general counsel to the Culver Academies. In this capacity, Tim has worked on matters ranging from commercial contracts to student discipline, premises liability and personal injury matters.

Approachable and able to establish rapport with practically everyone he meets, Tim seeks reasonable compromise where it can be found. The pursuit of justice permeates Tim’s representation of his clients. To achieve that end, Tim remains dedicated to creating an atmosphere of candor with clients and opponents alike so that matters can be analyzed and resolved objectively for his clients.

Professional and Community Involvement

Member, St. Joseph County Bar Association

Member, Notre Dame Law Association

Adjunct professor of trial advocacy, Notre Dame Law School

Board member, South Bend Symphony Orchestra

Board member, Fischoff National Chamber Music Association, 2007-2016

Member, Saint Joseph Parish Finance Council, Parish Council, and School Board

Volunteer, Bike Michiana Coalition

Volunteer, Bike South Bend Committee


Notre Dame Law School, J.D.

Concannon Programme of International Law in London

Cornell College, B.S.S., Special Studies in History, Politics and English


Illinois (Inactive)




U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


Articles in the National Law Review database by Timothy J. Maher