Timothy Mitchell is a partner at Cruser Mitchell’s Seattle and Atlanta offices. Timothy’s practice specializes in first- and third-party bad faith insurance claims, with a focus on insurance coverage, automotive litigation, and property damage litigation. Timothy also maintains a strong litigation practice in a wide variety of other areas:
- Employment discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and retaliation claims under federal and state law
- Errors & omissions liability matters
- Complex products liability and catastrophic injuries claims involving a variety of mechanical equipment and recreational products
- Third-party malicious prosecution claims
- Negligent security premises liability claims
- Homeowner association disputes
- Complex commercial litigation
- Commercial landlord/tenant law
Timothy represents a variety of local and international companies, including those listed in the Fortune 500 and Forbes Largest Private Companies and companies in a wide variety of services including food and alcohol distribution, ride-sharing and rental operations, large-scale recreational activities, and the entertainment and music industry. He also advises small businesses on preventative measures in their day-to-day operations.
He received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and his Juris Doctorate from University of Georgia School of Law.
After graduation from law school, Timothy served as an associate with a boutique Atlanta law firm, assisting in cases involving minority shareholder squeeze-outs, wrongful termination, partnership disputes, legal professional negligence, breach of contract, construction litigation, and taxation disputes.
Timothy is a member of the State Bars of Washington and Georgia. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Georgia, and the 11th Circuit.
University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 2013
Michigan State University, B.A., 2010
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100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Supreme Court of Georgia
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia
U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
Defended domestic insurer in third-party claimant's suit based on insurer's alleged "failure to defend" and "failure to indemnify" policyholder, arising from an underlying lawsuit. Obtained complete voluntary dismissal of third-party claimant's suit against insurer after only two weeks in case.
Obtained summary judgment of malicious prosecution and defamation claims against car rental company in connection with report of missing vehicle that led to warrant and arrest of plaintiff renter.
Represented insurers in coverage and property damage litigation in connection with Hurricanes Matthew (2016), Irma (2017), and Michael (2018).