Timothy R. Lawn - Raynes McCarty

Timothy R. Lawn

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010

Tim Lawn has spent all 25 years of his legal career in complex civil litigation. After spending the first 7 years of his career representing physicians in malpractice cases, Tim “switched sides” and has devoted the past 18 years of his practice to representing folks who have suffered serious injuries or death as a result of the wrongful acts of others. He has secured multi- million dollar verdicts and settlements throughout the Commonwealth for clients injured or killed by medical malpractice, defective products, motor vehicle accidents, and workplace injuries. Some of his more recent results include a $23 million jury verdict in a Philadelphia medical malpractice case; a $10 million settlement for a Montgomery County child injured at birth by improper obstetrical care; a $9.7 million arbitration verdict for a York County child seriously injured by a delay in diagnosing bacterial meningitis; a $7.5 million dollar jury verdict for a mentally challenged Bucks County man injured by improper medical care in a hospital; a $5 million settlement for a painter who suffered electrical burns at a worksite in Lancaster County, a $2 million malpractice verdict in Lehigh County for a client injured during sinus surgery, and a $1.3 million settlement against a Carbon County restaurant for over-serving a patron who caused a serious car accident while driving drunk.

Tim has been repeatedly voted as a Top 100 Pennsylvania SuperLawyer. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, whose membership is by invitation only, and extended to the top one percent of trial lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional courtroom skill and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of professionalism and ethics. He is a member of The American Board of Trial Advocates, another national legal society whose membership is limited to civil trial lawyers recognized for their courtroom skill and civility. Tim served as President of the Eastern Pennsylvania ABOTA Chapter in 2013. Recognized as an excellent teacher of courtroom advocacy skills, Tim is frequently asked to speak at continuing legal education seminars. He is an Instructor with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and spent ten years teaching Advanced Trial Advocacy at Beasley Law School of Temple University.

Additional Information

Practice Areas
  • Birth Injuries
  • Brain & Spinal Injuries
  • Car Accidents
  • Dram Shop/Alchohol Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
Spring Garden CollegeBS 1984Widener UniversityJ.D. 1989
American College of Trial LawyersAmerican Board of Trial AdvocatesPhiladelphia Trial Lawyers AssociationPennsylvania Bar AssociationUnited States Supreme Court Historical SocietyLawyers Club of Philadelphia

Case History

$9,700,000 Arbitration Verdict In York, PA for Child Victim of Missed Diagnosis of Meningitis

A young central Pennsylvanian couple, concerned about their infant son’s fevers and loss of appetite, brought him to his local pediatrician. The doctor’s incomplete evaluation, coupled with his improper instructions to the parents as to how they should monitor their son at home, delayed the diagnosis of the boy’s blood infection, which progressed to bacterial meningitis. The meningitis caused the child to become deaf and blind. After two law firms told the family that the malpractice case was too challenging, they came to Tim Lawn. Tim worked to assemble the missing pieces of the puzzle, consulting with a half dozen experts from around the country. Tim was able to win an arbitration verdict that will help take care of this special child’s needs.

$23,000,000 Verdict for Delayed Diagnosis of Encephalitis

A 36-year-old successful business woman was found by her mother to be confused and lethargic. As her mother drove her to the nearest emergency room, she developed a droop on one side of her face, strongly suggesting a potential disease process in the brain. Tragically, the emergency room staff delayed the proper treatment until after she had suffered a profound brain injury. A Raynes McCarty team led by Tim Lawn and Steve Raynes convinced the jury that viral encephalitis should have been high on the doctor’s list of potential diagnoses shortly after her arrival at the hospital. By presenting the testimony of highly respected doctors, Lawn and Raynes persuaded the jury that time was of the essence, and that a timely first dose of medication could have stopped reproduction of the virus before it caused a permanent brain injury. The result achieved allowed this family to provide for their daughter’s needs over the remainder of her life.

$3.8 Million Pre-suit Recovery for Trucking Accident

After 71-year-old Terry was seriously injured when his vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer, he and his wife turned to Raynes McCarty for help. Tim Lawn and Regina Foley led the Raynes McCarty team who took on the out-of-state trucking company. Terry had a remarkable physical recovery from his orthopedic injuries, but continued to suffer from the effects of the closed-head injury. Because the effects on short term memory and cognitive processing were not noticeable during short interactions, Lawn and Foley completed video interviews of friends and family, who could vividly describe the changes in Terry. Once it received the video settlement presentation, the trucking company requested mediation even before suit was filed. The case resolved for $3,800,000. 

Office Location

1845 Walnut Street, 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States

Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Other Information

Gender: Male