Timothy Tietjen Photo

Timothy G. Tietjen

  • Profile
  • Associations
  • Notable Work

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 35+ year career history is star-studded with remarkable victories and multimillion-dollar settlements for his clients. One of his most notable cases involves a worker who was badly electrocuted while 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 these 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's Consumer Attorney of the Year. He has additionally been recognized as a California Super Lawyer every year since 2006; this distinction is given only to 5% of all lawyers in California. Mr. Tietjen has also been included in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2013, earning Lawyer of the Year in the practice area of Product Liability Litigation in 2021.

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.

Best Lawyers 2020
Super Lawyers 15 Years
  • J.D. University San Francisco School of Law - University 1982
  • B.A. California State University at Hayward - University 1979
  • California State Bar 1982
  • Northern California District Court 1982
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Past President – 1999
  • Trial Lawyers For Public Justice
Presentations & Publications
  • CAOC lecturer: “How To Make Settlement Documentaries and Maximize The Value of Your Case” 2010
  • CAOC Forum, Identifying and Deposing the Corporate Witness 2008
  • CAOC lecturer: “Getting Prompt Payment (and Maybe Interest and Attorney’s Fees) on Your Settlements” 2004
  • CAOC lecturer: “How to Put Together a Mediation Brief” 2003
  • STFLA chair and lecturer: “Pearls of Wisdom in Premises Liability Litigation” 2002
  • The Trial Lawyer Magazine, Featured Article: “A Tietjen Cross: Timothy G. Tietjen on Cross Examining Defense Experts” 2001

Why Choose us?

Serving Clients Since 1980
  • Largest Settlements In The Bay Area
  • 150+ Years of Collective Experience
  • No Attorneys' Fees Unless We Win
  • Nationally Accredited Counsel
  • Top-Rated by U.S. News–Best Lawyers®
  • Over $500 Million Recovered

Help Starts Here

Reach Out Today
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.