Chair of the firm’s Construction and Insurance practice group, Timothy Earl is an experienced litigation attorney practicing primarily in the areas of construction litigation, insurance coverage, and business litigation. His insurance coverage practice involves representation of policyholders and insurance companies in a variety of insurance coverage disputes primarily involving property damage or bodily injury arising out of construction defect and asbestos claims. He represents policyholders in declaratory relief and bad faith actions against insurers and has represented insurers in subrogation and contribution actions against other insurers.
Timothy’s construction litigation practice primarily involves the representation of developers, architects, engineers, general contractors and subcontractors in both residential and commercial contexts, both in private and public work projects. He also represents sureties on various bond claims. He has handled numerous indemnity claims on behalf of developers and general contractors. Timothy has also tried cases involving construction defect, bid protest and indemnity claims.
His business litigation practice involves the representation of numerous companies. He has represented limited partnerships involved in disputes over financing of the development of real estate, as well as disputes involving trade secrets, trademark infringement, unfair business practices, defamation, unfair competition, contractual disputes, business tort and fraud claims, and has defended companies and individuals in numerous SLAPP lawsuits involving claims of invasion of privacy, malicious prosecution, negligence, and other torts.
Timothy has an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale‐Hubbell. He was named a 2012 Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial Litigation and Construction Law, a 2013-2015 Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law, and 2014-2015 Southern California Top Rated Lawyer by Martindale‐Hubbell and American Lawyer Media. Timothy was named a Top Lawyer of Southern California in 2015 and 2016 by the LA Times, Top San Diego Lawyer in 2015, 2016 and 2017 by San Diego Magazine, and a Top San Diego Attorney in Insurance Coverage in 2015 by San Diego Daily Transcript. He is also recognized in the top 1% of The American Registry, “Best of the Best” for 2016.
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Timothy was admitted to the California State Bar in 1994, and is a member of the American Bar Association and San Diego County Bar Association.
He is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of California as well as the United States District Court for the Central and Southern Districts.