Timothy J. Resch

Managing Partner


  • Northwestern School of Law
  • Lewis & Clark College, J.D.
  • University of Oregon, B.A.

A civil litigator with an impressive local and international history, Timothy Resch helps employers and small businesses find success in federal and state court litigation matters.

Mr. Resch’s practice emphasizes employment law advice and litigation, primarily for small businesses. He has experience litigating cases involving the Americans with Disabilities Act, sexual harassment under Title VII, as well as state law wrongful discharge cases. He also advises clients on responses to claims filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries. Resch routinely deals with non-competition agreements and trade secrets matters for employers.

Tim spent four and a half years working for the Office of the Prosecutor at the UN’s International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. During his most recent service, he spent six months at the Tribunal where he was part of the team preparing for trial in the Radovan Karadžic case. Prior to that, he served four-years as a legal officer for the Tribunal where he conducted in-court direct examinations in international war crimes trials, and traveled extensively throughout the former Yugoslavia investigating serious violations of international humanitarian law. Tim’s experience has been included in articles in the Oregon State Bar Bulletin and Lewis & Clark’s alumni magazine.

Tim was a special prosecutor with the Multnomah County District Attorney, representing the State of Oregon in misdemeanor criminal trials. Before that, he worked as a clerk to the Yamhill County District Attorney and as special judicial clerk to Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge William J. Keys.

The former managing editor of Environmental Law Review, Tim graduated from the University of Oregon and Northwestern School of Law. He volunteers as a regional judge for the Classroom Law Project.

Professional Affiliations

  • Oregon State Bar
    • Business Litigation
    • Labor & Employment
  • Washington State Bar Association Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court
    • District of Oregon
    • Western District of Washington
    • Eastern District of Washington
  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation
    • Labor & Employment Law
  • Oregon Judicial Department Law and Policy Work Group
    • Appointed 2019
  • Multnomah County Bar Association
  • Environmental Law Review
    • Managing Editor, 1997–98
    • Member 1996–98
  • Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge William J. Keys
    • Judicial Clerk, 1997–98

Community & Charity Involvement

  • Tuality Hospitals Board of Directors
  • St. Mary Magdalene School, School Advisory Council
  • Classroom Law Project


  • Labor & Employment Litigation
  • Labor & Employment Advice
  • Healthcare Law

Select Speaking Engagements & Publications

  • Speaker, “#Healthcare Security Internet and Social Media Issues,” Portland Medication Community Managers (PMCM), 2016
  • Speaker, “Employment Law for Healthcare Providers,” Oregon Medical Group Management Association (OMGMA), 2015
  • Speaker, “Tips for Conducting Employee Reviews,” Oregon Medical Association (OMA), 2008
  • Author, “Employee meal and rest breaks; a reprieve – and a warning,” The SYK Fine Print, 2008
  • Author, “Legislative shock and awe: new rules for non-competes,” The SYK Fine Print, 2007
  • Author, “The Employee Handbook: is yours up to date?” The SYK Fine Print, 2006
  • Author, “Medical Marijuana, Update,” The SYK Fine Print, 2006
  • Author, “Medical Marijuana in the Workplace,” The SYK Fine Print,2005

Awards & Honors

  • Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America©
    • Employment Law – Management (2020)
    • Employment Law – Individuals (2020)
    • Litigation – Labor and Employment (2020)
  • Oregon Super Lawyer, Rising Star, (2008, 2009)
  • Best Oral Argument Award, First Year Appellate Moot Court, Northwestern College of Law (1996)
  • Dean’s Fellowship Scholarship recipient, Northwestern College of Law (1995–1998); Scholar list (1996–1998)