Timothy F. Coons
Tim has a unique background. Growing up, he watched family members who owned businesses make the difficult decisions that many business owners/employers face, such as: how much risk should they take when trying to grow their business, how should they manage personnel so that employees are happy and so that their company is not subject to lawsuits, how could they stay compliant with changing laws, how could they satisfy customer needs and protect their businesses against unsatisfied clients, how could their business stay competitive with other businesses that take shortcuts, and other similar questions. Because of this, Tim has great respect for the struggles that business owners face.
Tim gained a Bachelors of Arts in History from Brigham Young University in 2011. He then graduated from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in 2014, becoming one of the first individuals to take and pass the Bar while still in his third year of law school. Classes such as Business Law and Employment Law gave Tim an understanding of the foundational principles of the law. However, Tim focused his time in law school on learning skills with real application. Tim enjoyed participating in the mediation clinic where he sat as a mediator for over 15 Justice Court disputes. He also sought out classes such as Trial Advocacy and The Litigation Experience that focused on practicing courtroom litigation skills. In particular, Tim led a team of three law students in a mock trial where they obtained a full defense verdict by a jury panel in a wrongful termination case.
Tim’s Legal Practice:
Tim combines his business upbringing and his legal training in his practice of law. In his years of practice, Tim has provided assistance to clients for a wide range of business and employment issues including: revising employee handbooks, pursuing and defending wrongful termination claims, pursuing and defending wage and hour claims, reviewing and drafting employment contracts, pursuing and defending contract disputes, litigating and resolving business partner disputes, advising on proper employee classifications advising on business formation issues, and pursuing and defending unemployment insurance claims. Tim has also had the opportunity to advise businesses and individuals on a number of other employment and business law matters.
Tim has received several recommendations from clients regarding his legal services (AVVO). In particular, clients acknowledge Tim’s ability to educate them on their options and provide valuable recommendations on a suggested courses of action. In this way, Tim allows his clients to make informed decisions that align with their risk tolerance and overall objectives.
Tim has a passion for community involvement and politics. Tim currently serves as a member of the United Food Bank in an effort to curb the growing hunger needs of individuals in Arizona. Tim additionally served on the Arizona Family Council Board to raise awareness of the harm caused by illicit pornography. Tim has also been active in his church community, visiting individuals in need and providing assistance when possible.
With regards to politics, Tim has taken two opportunities to intern in Washington D.C., once for Congressman Jeff Flake’s office, and once for the Senate Judiciary Committee through Senator Jon Kyl’s office. During his time there, Tim spent significant time with one of the author of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (Patent Reform Act) and had the chance to witness the creation of several other laws that impact businesses and individuals. Tim took this opportunity to learn how laws are formed and what input is needed so that laws are not made with only “ivory tower” ideals.
Tim is also an avid sports fan. As an Arizona native, Tim enjoys watching the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Cardinals, and Arizona Diamondbacks. Tim also enjoys hiking local trails with his wife Audrey and his son.
- State Bar of Arizona – admitted to practice before all state courts in Arizona.
- U.S. District Court of Arizona – admitted to practice before all federal district court in Arizona.