Tim Maher brings a wealth of experience in aviation matters, complex litigation and private education issues. He has earned a reputation as an engaging and effective advocate. An active listener and trusted adviser, Tim frequently serves as a sounding board to colleagues on both legal and trial strategy issues.
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
HonorsThe Best Lawyers in America, 2024