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Herman, Timothy J.

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1900 Pearl StreetAustin, TX, 78705
Phones: (512) 474-7300
Fax: (512) 474-8557
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Tim Herman has been a trial lawyer in the Austin, Texas area for over thirty years. He has tried scores of cases to verdict in state and federal courts throughout Texas and other states. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of commercial disputes.

Mr. Herman was selected as the "Most Distinguished Lawyer" in Austin, Texas in 2006; one of the "Ten Best" among approximately 7,000 Austin lawyers by the Austin Business Journal; named as a "Best Lawyers in America" in...

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Tim Herman has been a trial lawyer in the Austin, Texas area for over thirty years. He has tried scores of cases to verdict in state and federal courts throughout Texas and other states. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of commercial disputes.

Mr. Herman was selected as the "Most Distinguished Lawyer" in Austin, Texas in 2006; one of the "Ten Best" among approximately 7,000 Austin lawyers by the Austin Business Journal; named as a "Best Lawyers in America" in 2005, 2006 and 2007; and as a Texas "Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly magazine in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

He is a frequent lecturer in Legal Education seminars, specializing in civil trial matters, particularly jury selection, business torts and jury argument. Mr. Herman has tried oil and gas royalty, contract and lease cases; corporate liability of officers and directors; professional negligence; shareholder claims and disputes; real property contract and title claims; and a variety of additional commercial, fiduciary and business torts.

Mr. Herman recently represented Lance Armstrong in litigation in the United States and the United Kingdom. Recently he completed an arbitration proceeding seeking the recovery of a $5 million bonus for Mr. Armstrong. An award of $7.5 million was recovered in that matter. Herman has represented the Williams Cos. in numerous multi-million dollar oil and gas cases in Texas and Louisiana.

Mr. Herman has also participated in numerous pro bono and public service activities. He currently represents the NAACP and other plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging the certification of certain electronic voting machines in Texas.

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Qualifications
Bar Admissions
Texas, 1971U.S. District Court Western District of TexasU.S. District Court Northern District of TexasU.S. District Court Southern District of TexasU.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
Other Affiliations
American Board of Trial AdvocatesAmerican Bar Association (Natural Resources Litigation Committee) Austin Bar Association, Litigation Section (Board of Directors) American Trial Lawyers Assoc.Texas Trial Lawyers Assoc.Texas Bar Association, Public Law Section (Past Chairman) George W. Bush Presidential Campaign (Special Counsel) West Austin Youth Association (Former President and Board Member) Lakeside Retirement Activity Center (President and Board Member) Western Hills Little League (Coach) Steps of Faith Ranch for At Risk Adolescents, 1986 - 1994 (Board of Advisors) Kappa Sigma Educational Foundation, Inc. (President and Trustee) Austin Aquatic League (President) West Austin Basketball (Coach) Travis County Bar Association (Board of Directors, Litigation Section)
Honors
“Most Distinguished Lawyer”, 2006 - Present “Best Lawyers in America”, 2005 - 2007“Super Lawyer” by Texas Monthly magazine, 2005 - Present Preeminent Lawyers, AmericaAustin Business Journal, Best of the Bar“Ten Best” by the Austin Business Journal
Pro Bono Activities
Foster Parent - Helping Hand HomeOutstanding Pro Bono Contributions, Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas, 2001
Education
The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1971
J.D.
University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1967
B.B.A.
Major: Finance
Articles
Published Works
Judge Dismisses Claim Against Armstrong, The Associated Press, September, 2005Velo News - Amrstrong lawyer rejects ex-assistant's charges by Jim Vertuno, Associated Press Sports WriterThe Legal Spin Cycle, The Dallas Morning News, January, 2005Don't Take Sides When Counseling Start-Ups (Co-Author with Herman Howry and Breen), Austin Lawyer, January, 2003
Office Information
Address
1900 Pearl Street
Austin, TX 78705
Phone
(512) 474-7300
Fax
(512) 474-8557
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