TIMOTHY J. CONNAUGHTON is a Shareholder at Vandeveer Garzia who graduated from the University of Michigan in 1996 with a Bachelors Degree in English. He attended the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, graduating in 1999.
He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan (1999), and is admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (1999), the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan (2006), and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (2007).
Since graduating, he has practiced in the areas of first and third party automobile negligence, premises liability, civil rights, employment law, contract disputes, insurance coverage, and general civil litigation. He has experience representing insurance companies, construction companies, municipal corporations, rental car agencies and various other corporate and individual clients. He has successfully presented oral argument in the Michigan Court of Appeals on multiple occasions and has extensive and successful trial experience. Mr. Connaughton is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan, Negligence Section.
Mr. Connaughton is consistently named a Rising Star in Super Lawyers in the area of Civil Litigation Defense, and has been honored from 2008 through 2013. Super Lawyers is a survey conducted by the publishers of Law and Politics. Only five percent of the total lawyers in Michigan are listed in Super Lawyers and only 2.5 percent are listed as Rising Stars as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law and Politics.