Timothy P. Dailey

Senior Counsel  |   Sacramento

Practice Group

Tim been with the Firm since 1997. Tim's practice areas currently include construction defect litigation, corporate defense and personal injury. Prior areas of work that Tim is still involved in to a more limited amount include insurance coverage, pharmaceutical defense and bad faith litigation.

For the most part, Tim handles construction defect cases throughout the state and represents subcontractors involved in a wide variety of fields, including the manufacturing, supply and/or installation of windows; entry, sliding and French doors; plumbing components and fixtures; roofing; siding; and cabinetry. Many of these clients are self-insured entities who value Tim's ability to quickly narrow down and resolve claims in order to extricate them from litigation as soon as possible and limit the overall cost and expense.

Tim has defended Fortune 500 corporations in a variety of claims throughout the state in both federal and state courts. These have ranged from “nuisance claims” to larger federal court claims. Additionally, he has been involved in many hundreds of personal injury claims, ranging from minor rear-end motor vehicle accidents and “slip and falls,” to multi-million dollar fatality accidents. This work has covered a wide range of clients, from drivers of personal automobiles to large trucking organizations and corporations.

Tim lives in the college town of Davis, just west of Sacramento and home to the University of California at Davis.  He is the proud father of three children (and one son-in-law and one daughter-in-law): a daughter who is a children’s dentist in Vacaville; a son-in-law who is a high school statistics and algebra teacher in Davis, a son who works for the University of Michigan on education plans for underrepresented children; a daughter-in-law who is a nurse at the University of Michigan Medical Center; and a son who is a mining engineer with Turner Mining headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana. And … proud grandfather of Emma Dailey Wright, born September 2019.

  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D. (with Distinction)
  • University of California, Davis, B.A.
  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeal, 9th Circuit