Timothy N. "Tim" Toler

Timothy N. "Tim" Toler

Toler Construction Law LLC

Recognized since 2013

Atlanta, Georgia

Practice Areas

Construction Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Construction Law
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Tim Toler brings more than 35 years of litigation and arbitration experience to his representation of construction project owners, general contractors, specialty contractors and heavy industrial equipment suppliers. He was named the 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” for Construction Law in Atlanta by The Best Lawyers in America. Tim has significant experience representing commercial owners on troubled projects in contract disputes with general contractors and their sureties, as well as the litigation and arbitration of multi-million dollar claims on behalf of specialty contractors. He has served as U.S. trial counsel for German companies, and their U.S. affiliates, on numerous EPC projects. He has represented multiple commercial owners in litigation and arbitration arising from the defective design and construction of large, tiered MSE retaining walls. Tim routinely provides construction contract reviews for owners, general contractors and specialty contractors, and works closely with his construction clients throughout the course of a project to avoid or quickly resolve disputes, or to prepare for mediation, arbitration or litigation when disputes are unavoidable.

Tim has been included in Best Lawyers in Construction Law since 2013. He has received an "AV-Preeminent" rating from Martindale-Hubbell every year since 1993. Tim is a Charter Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America and served as an arbitrator on the AAA’s roster of construction arbitrators from 1988 to 2018. He has been recognized as a Georgia “Super Lawyer” in the category of Construction Litigation every year since 2007.

Before earning his Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1983, Tim graduated with a B.A. in History, magna cum laude with general honors, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Georgia in 1980. He is admitted to practice law in Georgia before trial and appellate courts at both the state and federal level.

Contact & Links


  • 1000 Parkwood Circle SE, Suite 220
    Atlanta, GA 30339-2123


  • University of Georgia, J.D., graduated 1983
  • University of Georgia, BA, graduated 1980

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, State Bar of Georgia


  • Atlanta Bar Association / Construction Law Section - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Construction Law

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

  • Construction Law, Atlanta (2021)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Construction Law


  • Barrister, Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of Court, 1987-88.
  • Georgia Super Lawyer for Construction Litigation, 2007 - Present.
  • "AV" rating by Martindale-Hubbell, 1983 - Present.


Achieved $1.5 million settlement for Fortune 50 corporate owner in suit against architect, civil engineer, geotechnical engineer, contractor and subcontractor for defective design and construction of large commercial retaining wall.

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Achieved $1 million settlement for apartment project developer in suit for defective design and construction of large commercial retaining wall. Client was fully reimbursed all remediation costs, consultant fees and attorney fees.

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Obtained $1.2 million summary judgment on behalf of paving subcontractor in suit against general contractor and its co-sureties for non-payment.

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Defended German supplier of steam condensers to power plant projects in Texas and Massachusetts against EPC contractor's $29.8 million claims for performance and delay LDs, breach of noise guarantees, and defective work.

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Obtained $8.8 million award for German supplier of steam condensers against defaulting Mexican steel fabricator on power plant project in Venus, Texas.

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