It’s no surprise Tim Dollar is considered one of the top trial lawyers in America. He has tried more than 250 jury trials, has won hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients and orchestrated major company and legislative policy changes that make our world safer.
Highlights of Tim’s civil practice include Bresette v. Brassfield and Gorre, et. al, a nationally publicized story about the devasting collapse of a flight display board at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Alabama. The falling display fatally injured a 13-year-old boy and catastrophically injured his mother.
Additionally, Tim represented KC Wolf (Dan Meers), the longtime mascot for the Kansas City Chiefs. Meers was seriously injured, while performing a stunt at Arrowhead Stadium using a bungee cord and a zip line.
His many jury trials includes those he has conducted while serving as a Special Homicide Prosecutor for Jackson County, Missouri. Jackson County has continued to work with Tim over the past 30 years on important homicide cases. In that role, he has prosecuted some of the most noteworthy criminal cases in the country including The Precious Doe case, which was chronicled on national TV shows such as America’s Most Wanted and the book, “Through the Rain: A True Crime Memoir of Murder and Survival.”
Tirelessly Fights for Justice and Accountability
Over his 35-year career, Tim has learned that victims of tragedies arising from truck crashes or product defects are motivated by much more than big money settlements. Most victims or families of those who were killed needs answers to why their loves were taken in such a needless way. They want accountability. Most of all, they want change. They need to be assured that what happened to them won’t happen to anyone else.
Areas of Practice
Insurance Bad Faith
University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
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Professional Associations and Memberships
The Missouri Bar – Member, 1984-present
The Missouri Bar – Judicial Nominating Commission, 2005
16th Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri Bar Ethics Committee, 2000-2006
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys – Member (1992-Present), Executive Committee (2002-2012), Vice President (2010), President-Elect (2011) and President (2012)
American Association for Justice – Member
American Board of Trial Advocates – Member, 2000-present
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association – Member, 1986-Present
Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission – Member, 2018-present
University of Missouri-Kansas City – Adjunct Professor, 1987-2006
Awards and Honors
America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators – 2019
Best Lawyers in America – 2005-2020
Kansas City Business Journal – Best of the Bar – 2004-2015, 2018-2019
Missouri Lawyers Weekly – Top Verdicts & Settlements – 2019
Ingram’s Magazine – Top 50 Missourians – 2019
Super Lawyers – Top 100 in Missouri/Kansas and Top 50 in Kansas City – 2005-2019
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys – Thomas G. Strong Trial Attorney Award – 2018
Verdict Search – Top 100 Verdicts – 2017
Lon O. Hocker Memorial Trial Attorney Award – 1996
Martindale Hubble – AV Rating (the highest level of professional excellence awarded by this organization)