Timothy G. Tietjen

Timothy G. Tietjen

Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn

Recognized since 2013

San Francisco, California

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
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When seriously injured people need the best advocate to represent them, they often turn to Attorney Timothy G. Tietjen of Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn. Tim has a stellar history obtaining tremendous results for his clients who have complex legal issues and catastrophic injuries. No matter how aggressive and steadfast he might seem in court, though, he treats his clients like close friends, helping to create a comfortable and at-ease environment in his office. So many of his past clients appreciate how he does business, many of his referrals actually come from them.

Mr. Tietjen’s 30+ year career history is star-studded with remarkable victories and multimillion dollarsettlements for his clients. One of his most notable cases involves a worker who was badl electrocutedwhile performing his duties; the result was a $29 million dollar settlement – one of the largest ever recovered for a personal injury case in California. Furthermore, the case had previously been rejected by several other attorneys who feared it was too complex and difficult, cementing Attorney Tietjen’s ability to take any challenge head-on.

In 2016, Mr. Tietjen settled a case for $23 million for a young woman seriously injured in a complex auto accident case. These types of results place Mr. Tietjen in a unique position to help seriously injured persons prevail in challenging cases.

Part of what makes Mr. Tietjen’s commitment to his clients and his community so strong is the fact that he was actually born and raised in nearby Oakland, California. While attending the University of San Francisco Law School, he was honored with the American Jurisprudence Award in Torts. He also clerked for Judge Ira Brown, a renowned Judge in San Francisco. Mr. Tietjen combines the knowledge of a legal scholar and the experience of a consumer advocate to consistently obtain the best results for this clients.

Other accolades and accomplishments line his career. In 1999, he was the President of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, and in 2013 was selected as a finalist for the Consumer Attorneys of California'sConsumer Attorney of the Year. He has additionally been recognized as a California Super Lawyer for more than a decade; this distinction is given only to 5% of all lawyers in California.

Mr. Tietjen enjoys several hobbies in his free time. He is an avid golfer who has won several Club Championships at the Silverado Country Club in Napa. He is the proud father of three adult daughters who are all pursuing professional careers.


  • 44 Montgomery Street, Suite 1900
    San Francisco, CA 94104


  • University of San Francisco , J.D., graduated 1982
  • California State University East Bay, BA, graduated 1979

Bar Admissions

  • California, The State Bar of California


  • American Trial Lawyers Association - Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California - Member
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association - Member, Past President
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice - Member

State Clerkships

  • California - Trial Courts

Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn
Headquarters: San Francisco, California

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs, San Francisco (2021)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs


  • Selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers list, 2007 to present
  • Consumer Attorney of the Year Finalist, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2013
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Torts (1979)
  • “Nation’s Top One Percent”, National Association of Distinguished Counsel (2015-2016)
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2011-2016)
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys

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Proven Advocates

by Sean Stonefield

The attorneys of Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn overcome obstacles and secure notable results in three recent cases.

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