Timothy K. Ford
Tim has handled major civil and criminal trials and appeals, in courts in Washington and around the country, for forty three years.
Tim’s criminal trial experience ranges from misdemeanors to capital murder cases. He chaired the Washington Supreme Court’s Capital Defense Qualification Committee for over a decade, and is one of a handful of Washington lawyers qualified to handle capital murder cases at all three levels: trial, appeal, and post conviction proceedings. He has argued several landmark criminal appeals in Washington and several other states, in the federal courts, and in the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a nationally recognized authority on capital punishment, habeas corpus, and civil rights law, and has been recognized by the federal courts as an expert on standards for effective assistance of counsel in criminal trials.
Tim’s civil practice ranges from major civil rights cases to claims of legal and medical malpractice, negligence and products liability, to highway design and car truck accidents. At the trial level, he has won clients in those areas millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements. In the appellate courts, his cases have repeatedly made law expanding the legal rights of patients, workers, criminal suspects, and prisoners. He has been called by one authority “the preeminent civil rights litigator in this region.”