Timothy Macdonald is a partner in Arnold & Porter LLP’s litigation practice group. Mr. Macdonald is an experienced trial lawyer whose practice focuses on complex civil litigation. Mr. Macdonald has tried cases in federal court, bankruptcy court, state court, and before arbitration panels. He has litigated a broad range of cases on behalf of companies and individuals in courts across the country. Mr. Macdonald has far-ranging appellate experience, pursuing and defending appeals in the Federal Circuit, the First Circuit, the Second Circuit, the Eighth Circuit, the Ninth Circuit, the Tenth Circuit, the DC Circuit, and various state appellate courts.
Mr. Macdonald graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School in 1996, where he served on the editorial board of the Michigan Law Review and was awarded the Order of the Coif. Following law school, Mr. Macdonald was awarded a Bates Fellowship to work for a human rights law group in Cape Town, South Africa. From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Macdonald clerked for The Honorable Emilio M. Garza of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2012 for Litigation: General Commercial (Colorado)
Benchmark Litigation 2011 "Future Star" for Litigation in Colorado
Colorado Super Lawyers 2011 "Top 50 Lawyers in Colorado"
Colorado Super Lawyers 2009-2011 for Business Litigation
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2007-2011 for Litigation
2010 Estrella Award from Centro San Juan Diego & Archdiocese of Denver for steering committee of Legal Nights at Mi Casa Resource Center for Women and Centro San Juan Diego
2009 Task Force of the Year Award from Colorado Lawyers Committee for work on the Homeless ID Task Force
Denver Business Journal named Timothy Macdonald it its "Forty Under 40" list of business leaders in its March 7, 2008 issue. The list was determined by business leadership, community involvement, and recognition of accomplishments. Mr. Macdonald was noted for spending "hundreds of hours every year with nonprofits and on pro bono cases, and even founded some of his own philanthropic projects." Winners will be honored at a public event on March 20.
Denver Business Journal 2008 "Forty Under 40"
2007 Task Force of the Year Award from the Colorado Lawyers Committee for work establishing Project Homeless Connect legal steering committee
2006 Community Contribution Award from the Colorado Lawyers Committee for litigation to improve state ID regulations
2006 Social Work Advocate Award for pro bono work defending the patient-therapist privilege on behalf of victims of sexual assault
Lawdragon 500 "New Stars, New Worlds" 2006
2005 Richard Marden Davis Award for excellence in the practice of law and a commitment to public service
Nominated for the “Colorado Lawyers Committee Individual of the Year” in 2006 and 2007
Executive Committee and Member of Board of Directors, Colorado Lawyers Committee
Frequent lecturer on ethics and pro bono programs
Chair, Legal Night Task Force, Lawyers Committee
Co-Chair, Project Homeless Connect Task Force, Colorado Lawyers Committee
Serves on the Homeless ID task force
Co-founder and organizer of legal night clinics at Mi Casa Resource Center for Women and Centro San Juan Diego, serving approximately 2,000 individuals and families per year
Served on the Board of Directors for several nonprofit organizations