During his nearly 30-year legal career, Tim Becker has become known and revered as one of this nation’s leading truck crash attorneys. Through his work at Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe, Tim has litigated truck crashes cases in 38 of the 50 states and won millions of dollars in settlements for his clients.
Veteran Truck Crash Litigator
Almost without exception, truck crashes are not accidents. They should never happen; however, they do on a daily basis throughout our country. “There is a reason they happened and we can, with absolute certainty, tell the family that we will do everything possible to find out exactly what really happened. Because we handle as many trucking cases as any other firm in the country, we know the patterns, we know what to look for, we know what documents they’re supposed to have, we know what their drivers are supposed to be doing, and that is why we can so effectively get to the truth. That is a comfort to people,” Becker states.
“It doesn’t really matter where a collision occurs,” says Becker. “We have effectively litigated in over two-thirds of the country, and we have outstanding experts all over the country we can draw upon.” He goes on to promise, “when we get a call from someone who needs our specialized kind of help, we are on a plane the next day.”
Becker concludes, “It’s really important that we not only do a great job, but that we do it the right way. Even opposing attorneys respect us for that. I learned early on as a prosecutor that there is no better evidence than the truth, but you have to know how to find and present it.”
Providing Hope for Truck Crash Victims’ Families
For Tim, the settlements are not what matters. It’s being able to provide comfort and hope for the families of truck crash victims. “I have spent my entire legal career dealing with families who have lost loved ones, often days after it happened.”
“When we first meet the families,” Becker says, “they are at the absolute lowest point of their lives. As we figure out how and why the unthinkable occurred, we see them come around and have that hope and sense of purpose back, pursuing the case to prevent it from happening to another family.”
He works alongside the other truck crash attorneys at Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe to alter laws at the local, state and national level as well as truck company policies and procedures to ensure these types of accidents don’t happen again in the future.
Tim has five children, Joshua, Grace, Joseph, Noah, and Lila.
Areas of Practice
University of Missouri- Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri
Rockhurst College, Kansas City, Missouri
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Professional Associations and Memberships
The Missouri Bar, Member
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Board of Governors, Co-chair of Judicial Outreach Committee, and Missouri Trial Lawyers Care
Association for American Justice, Truck Litigation Group, Member
Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, Member
UMKC School of Law, former adjunct professor in Trial Advocacy
Hope House for Battered Women and Children, Former Board of Directors
Award and Honors
Best Lawyers in America – 2021-2023
Missouri Lawyers Weekly – Power 30 – 2020-2021
Super Lawyers – Top 100 in Missouri/Kansas and Top 50 in Kansas City – 2006-2010 and 2013-2021
The National Trial Lawyer’s – Top 10 Trucking Attorneys in Missouri – 2017-2020
The National Trial Lawyer’s – Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Attorneys in Missouri – 2009-2019
American Trial Lawyers Association – Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America – 2008-2016
Kansas City Business Journal – Best of the Bar – 2009-2016