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Summary: A seasoned and successful defense litigator, Tim McNamara focuses his practice on premises liability, auto, construction, and labor law damages defense. Clients can expect clear, timely reporting and well-vetted cooperative strategies that balance meticulous trial preparation with the creativity needed to identify and seize opportunities for early, cost-effective, and positive resolutions.


For Senior Trial Counsel Tim McNamara, effective defense representation is about balance. It is about finding the right equilibrium between the preparation needed to take a matter through trial and the creativity required to seize opportunities for better client outcomes in the early stages of a dispute. It is about leveraging the insights gained through decades of courtroom experience to solve the novel problems that arise in an ever-changing legal and industry landscape.

Focusing his practice on premises liability, auto, construction, and labor law damages defense, Tim has amassed a lengthy track record of courtroom successes. His over two dozen verdicts include a complete defense victory in a recent slip-and-fall case with an estimated value in the high six-figures.

Tim prides himself on clear, timely reporting and crafting well-vetted cooperative strategies. He complements his advocacy skills with an approach that emphasizes courtesy and respect; a combination that both improves results and reduces stress. Tim’s litigation acumen and professionalism have made him a valued mentor for colleagues as a member of the Liberty Mutual attorney mentor program, as a founder of the Rockland County Bar Association attorney mentoring program, and for students at Brooklyn Law School, where he earned his law degree.

A graduate of Binghamton University, Tim is a frequent CLE Lecturer on jury selection, trials, and other practice issues, and is a member of the NYSBA House of Delegates. Over his career, he has provided pro bono legal services through several organizations for clients in landlord/tenant, creditor/debtor, student loan, tax, and other legal matters. When not serving his clients, Tim enjoys reading, music, hiking, and skiing.



  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1984
  • Binghamton University, B.A., 1981


  • Bar
    • New York
  • Court
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York