Cleveland Business Lawyer & Arbitrator

Timothy Warner

Direct Dial: 216-472-4625

Tim Warner is a corporate and business consultant, litigator, problem solver and trusted legal advisor to corporate entities and individuals.  He has been recognized as one of Ohio’s “Super Lawyers” for a number of years and has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America.  Tim represents clients on everything from “save the client” problems to day-to-day legal issues. Pulling from his background in business and commercial litigation, Tim has become a first-call attorney for his clients; providing guidance related to general commercial, business, employment, real estate, executive compensation and other issues.

Tim serves as Chairman of Cavitch’s Litigation Group and continues to serve as a trial attorney, aggressively litigating complex commercial, business, shareholder, partnership, employment, trade secrets, non-competition, real estate, product liability, banking, trust and estate/probate and other matters, as well as handling class action and multidistrict litigation matters in state and federal courts. Tim also consults related to ERISA and litigates ERISA matters.

Tim previously served as the Chairman of the Litigation Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.  Tim also previously served as a law clerk with the Honorable Alice M. Batchelder of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and as an Adjunct Professor at the Cleveland Marshall College of Law and, prior to attending law school, spent four years working for Members of the United States House of Representatives.

As a result of his commitment to assist his client wherever he is needed, Tim has had the opportunity to represent clients in California, Delaware, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, and Washington State, as well as in Ohio.

Cleveland Attorney: Arbitration & Mediation Lawyer

A growing portion of Tim’s practice involves serving as an arbitrator and mediator, helping to resolve disputes for others. Tim serves as a member of the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court’s Panel of Mediators and as an arbitrator for the Court. Tim has also served as an arbitrator for one of Cleveland’s large medical providers and has arbitrated and mediated a number of matters over the years. Tim serves as a Member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Dispute Resolution, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and the Lawyers-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Committee, and studies and writes on ADR issues.

Tim has also had the opportunity to handle and resolve million-dollar personal injury disputes, which he typically takes on as a favor to clients and their friends and relatives to insure attentive, personal representation in their intense time of need.

Tim is a recent graduate of the Leadership Cleveland class of 2016. He is also active in his community, where he served as Chairman of the Westlake Civil Service Commission, and in his church where he serves as a Lay Minister. Tim also recently served as a member of the Board of Directors of The Gathering Place (a caring community for those touched by cancer) where he served as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee.

Tim is admitted to practice in the states of Ohio and Pennsylvania and in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

A graduate with honors from both the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the Syracuse University College of Law, Tim served as an editor of the Syracuse University Law Review and was one of only six students who had his Law Review Note published. While a third year student at Syracuse, he was honored to be chosen to teach a first year legal writing course.

Articles recently written by Tim include: We Have to Stop Them! Obtaining Restraining Orders and Injunctions in Business Litigation; Don’t Lose Your Right to Arbitrate a Dispute; No Written Employment Agreement, No Problem – Ohio Law Allows an Employer to Sue an Errant Employee in the Absence of an Employment Agreement; and, The Sub-prime Mortgage Crisis – National City Bank’s Story.