Tim advises clients on all aspects of the employer/employee relationship, including compliance with the NLRA, FMLA, Title VII, ADA, FLSA, EPA, OSHA, Executive Order 11246, ERISA and state and local employment statutes. He has assisted numerous clients in proactively addressing issues involving complex termination scenarios, the maintenance of union-free operations, the development of non-discrimination policies, investigation procedures and training materials, the development of FMLA and ADA compliance policies, the design and implementation of internal FLSA and EPA audits and the preparation of employee handbooks and procedure manuals.

In addition to his advice in the area of policy development and problem avoidance, Tim has extensive experience representing clients before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division and in federal and state court. He has also represented employers in all aspects of union organizing campaigns, including interpreting the NLRA as it relates to union organizing efforts, developing responses to these efforts and advising employers on what they can and cannot do during a union campaign. Tim is a sought after speaker on a variety of employment law issues and has given numerous training seminars and speeches to human resources, trade, and employer groups. Tim is also the office head of the firm’s Kansas City Office.

Before joining Constangy, Tim was with the law firm of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Employment Law – Management and Litigation - Labor and Employment (2013-2024)
  • Recognized as "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation – Labor and Employment in The Best Lawyers in America® (2022)
  • "Contributor of the Year" to the Human Resources community, Metropolitan Kansas City SHRM Chapter 
  • Chambers USA Guide 
  • Top One Hundred Labor Attorneys in the United States, Labor Relations Institute, Inc. (2008)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence   

Professional & Civic Associations

  • Society of Human Resource Management – Kansas and Missouri Chapters
  • Hotel and Motel Association of Greater Kansas City
  • Council on Education in Management
  • Employer Health Services
  • Lorman Education Services

News & Analysis

Speaking Engagements & Industry Publications

  • “Employment Law Update,” presented at the Missouri State SHRM Conference, August 2017
  • "How to Avoid Those Compromising Positions," Kansas City Business Journal
  • “Don’t let ‘Change to Win’ Win,” Your Voice - The Newsletter of Associated Industries of Missouri, August 2005

Blogs, Videos & Podcasts

  • "When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were - to the very last minute - a chance to lose it. This is battle, this is politics, this is anything."
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower

Practice Emphasis

  • Employment Counseling and Litigation Avoidance
  • Policy Development and Compliance
  • Labor Relations Counseling and NLRB Litigation
  • Employment Training


University of Iowa

  • J.D., with high distinction, 1992
  • Order of the Coif
  • Journal of Corporation Law
  • Moot Court Board

Iowa State University

  • B.A., Political Science, with honors, 1989 

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Georgia, 1992
  • Missouri, 1998
  • Kansas, 1998
  • Iowa, 2023
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
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