biography

Timothy (Tim) Moore is a trial and litigation partner based in the Bay Area. Tim represents people and businesses involved in disputes in state and federal courts and arbitrations across the country. Tim represents commercial, securities, healthcare, tech, and industrial clients in contract claims, business torts, consumer protection claims, and broker-dealer matters.  Tim has also litigated significant tort matters involving the mining and railroad industries.  Tim’s experience includes

  • Contract claims involving asset sales, licensing agreements, shareholder agreements, consumer lending,
    broker-dealers, securities
  • Tort claims involving tortious interference, negligence, fraud, fiduciary duties,
    unjust enrichment, investment suitability
  • Consumer protection in healthcare, securities, and lending
  • Catastrophic accidents

In his healthcare litigation practice, Tim defends individual patients against balance bill claims brought by medical providers and debt collectors, protecting patient rights under consumer protection laws, deceptive trade practices laws, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and the Fair Cr...

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  • Representative Matters
    • Defend alleged $20 million breach of asset sale agreement and
      prosecuted breach of contract counterclaims resulting in favorable settlement.
    • $3 million jury verdict for plaintiff in catastrophic train derailment after establishing
      liability on summary judgment.
    • Dismissal of $500,000+ claim against brokerage.
    • Member of trial team in multi-million-dollar jury verdict in 15+ year
      Caperton v. A.T. Massey Co. business tort case.
    • Fourth Circuit appeal establishing new standard of railroad liability.
      See Harris v. Norfolk Southern Railway Corp., 784 F.3d 954 (4th Cir. 2015).
    • Defended energy start-up and prosecuted multi-million-dollar trade secret
      counterclaims arising from asset sale agreement.
    • Defended USCIS-regulated LLC in multi-million-dollar shareholder dispute.
  • Corporate Experience

    Vice President, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, Legal and Compliance Division

Palo Alto

Credentials

Admissions

California
West Virginia
Pennsylvania

Education

Georgetown University Law Center, JD, 2009
University of Pittsburgh, BA, 2004

Prior Law Firm Experience

Reed Smith LLP, Senior Associate

Practice Areas