Formerly the managing partner of our firm, Tim Berg is a distinguished attorney in our business litigation practice group, focusing primarily in the areas of civil appeals, state constitutional and public law, public records law and public utilities regulation. Throughout his career as an appellate attorney, he has participated in the briefing or argument of more than 500 appeals before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the Tenth Circuit, the Second Circuit, the Fourth Circuit, the Fifth Circuit, the Eleventh Circuit, the Federal Circuit, the Supreme Court of Arizona and both divisions of the Arizona Court of Appeals. His appellate practice spans a broad field of substantive areas, including Arizona constitutional and public law, public records law, insurance coverage, medical malpractice, product liability, environmental, state and local taxation, business torts, real property and mineral rights, bankruptcy, public lands and public utilities. He represents state and local governments and agencies, as well as companies and individuals in disputes with the government.
As an appellate attorney, Tim enjoys working with his clients to solve their problems, working with a wide variety of people in different industries. He represents business and government clients in litigation arising under Arizona and other states’ public records law, and regularly assists clients in protecting their personal, proprietary or confidential information from improper disclosure as a result of public records requests. Tim also represents clients before the Arizona Legislature and state agencies. In his role as an Arizona Uniform Laws Commissioner, he serves on drafting committees for projects involving uniform state laws and model acts for adoption by Indian tribes. Tim clerked for Judge Richard H. Chambers, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Tim serves as the firm’s general counsel. He served for 21 years on our Management Committee, including 10 years as chair of the committee. Outside of his work as an appellate attorney, Tim enjoys date nights with his wife, Pat, going to the theatre, reading, or watching sports. He is a devoted Arizona Diamondbacks fan.