Tim counsels clients on environmental compliance, liability, and litigation issues arising under federal, state, and local laws, with an emphasis on natural resources law.
Tim assists clients in obtaining wetlands and wastewater discharge permits and related approvals under the federal Clean Water Act and similar state and local laws. He has extensive experience assisting public and private clients in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and related resource review requirements. He provides advice to clients concerning the requirements of the Clean Air Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the National Historic Preservation Act.
Tim has both provided compliance counseling and represented clients in litigation concerning major electric transmission line and petroleum pipeline projects, large-scale residential and commercial developments, and major highway and transit projects throughout the country. He also has counseled the firm’s mining industry clients in various matters arising under federal environmental laws, and he recently represented a major coal company in federal litigation regarding the regulation of surface mining under the Clean Water Act.
Tim also assists clients in conducting environmental due diligence, negotiating environmental provisions in complex corporate and real estate transactions, and addressing property contamination issues.
Before joining Frost Brown Todd, Tim practiced environmental law with Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., in Washington, D.C.
Yale Law School, J.D., 1994
Senior Editor, Yale Law Journal
University of Louisville, B.A., 1991, summa cum laude
Woodcock Medalist (Top graduate in College of Arts & Sciences)
District of Columbia, 1996
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
U.S. Courts of Appeals, Fourth and Sixth Circuits
Chambers USA, Environment, Natural Resources & Utilities: Environment, 2011-2022
Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Environmental, 2013-2016, 2020
The Best Lawyers in America®
Environmental Law, 2007-2023; Louisville Environmental Law “Lawyer of the Year,” 2015, 2022
Litigation – Environmental Law, 2011-2023; Louisville Litigation – Environmental “Lawyer of the Year,” 2020
Mining Law, 2008-2023
Oil and Gas Law, 2010-2023
Louisville Bar Association, Member, Environmental Law Section
Kentucky Bar Association, Member, Natural Resources Law Section
American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources; and Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors; Chair, Environmental Policy Committee, 2007-present
Greater Louisville, Inc., Chair, Environmental Affairs Committee, 2005-present)
ABA Water Quality and Wetlands Committee, Vice Chair, 2001-2003
Leadership Kentucky, Class of 2004
Leadership Louisville, Class of 2008
The Bridges Coalition, Secretary and General Counsel
Nativity Academy of Louisville, Board of Directors; Chair, Community Relations Committee
Help Ministries of Central Louisville, President, Board of Directors
Louisville Metro Air Quality Task Force, Vice Chair, 2003-2005
21st Century Society of the Louisville Orchestra, President 2002-2004
ABA Endangered Species Committee, Vice Chair, 1998-2000
District of Columbia Bar Association