As a nationally-recognized problem solver and longtime champion of diversity and inclusion, Tim serves in dual roles at the firm: as a fierce advocate for clients and as Chief Diversity Officer. As an advocate, he focuses his practice on complex business and employment and labor litigation, helping companies resolve conflicts with their customers and competitors in the board room, in court, and in the halls of Congress. He also helps clients develop and implement policies to attract the best and the brightest employees, protect their confidential information, and resolve conflicts with employees who claim to have been discriminated against on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, or sexual orientation.
As Chief Diversity Officer, Tim helps to support Ulmer’s successful diversity and inclusion initiatives, and works to increase the firm’s internal and external diversity and inclusion programming and community involvement, while overseeing its implementation and execution. Tim has worked to promote diversity and inclusion throughout his career, serving in several leadership roles with local and national civil rights organizations including the Human Rights Campaign, the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio, and Ohioans for Growth and Equality. Tim has been continuously named to the Ohio Super Lawyers list and The Best Lawyers in America® in Litigation – Labor and Employment Law.
(B.A., with honors, 1985)
Tim began his career with the law firm of Rose, Schmidt, Hasley and DiSalle in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He remains an active practitioner in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Outside of the firm, he loves cooking for family and friends, a nice scotch, sharing a good bottle of Oregon Pinot Noir, working out and watching his hometown Pittsburgh Pirates, Steelers, and Penguins win as many games as possible. His partner in life for the last 30 years is Ken Press (they were legally married in Massachusetts in 2005), who is president and owner of Sovereign Industries, Inc., a Euclid-based distributor of janitorial supplies and equipment to hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and buildings throughout Northeast Ohio. Tim and Ken live in Beachwood.