Tuesday, October 03, 2006


Tim (1977-1980)

1. What does this past Kansas debater look like now?

2. What does this ex-debater now do for a living?

Tim is the founding partner of The Law Offices of Tim Dollar, a Kansas City trial practice firm. I'm not going to say anything pejorative:
Tim's civil practice consists of representing plaintiffs in the areas of truck crash litigation, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, product liability and other personal injury matters. Over the course of his career, Tim has participated in over 200 jury trials.
Additionally, Tim has been an Assisting Prosecuting Attorney for Jackson, County, Missouri since 1984, primarily for homicides.

Finally, he also works as an Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy at UMKC (1985 to the present).

3. Has this former debater been "in the news"?

According to this September 13, 2006, press release, Tim continues to serve on the 16th Circuit Judicial Commission, which identifies nominees to fill Jackson County Circuit Judge vacancies.

About a year ago, Tim won Missouri Coalition for Quality Care's "Special Recognition Award for his efforts in improving the quality of care and quality of life for nursing home residents in Missouri." See for yourself.

Or, listen to Tim talk about "Elder Justice" by clicking the appropriate page here (via KMOX).

4. What else do we know?

This is from Tim's webpage:
In 1996 Tim was awarded the Lon O. Hocker Memorial Trial Lawyer award, which is awarded by the Missouri Bar Association to an outstanding trial attorney in the State of Missouri. In 1999, Tim was appointed by the Missouri Supreme Court to the Disciplinary Committee, which oversees the ethical conduct of lawyers in the State of Missouri. He was voted by his peers as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in 2004 and 2005.

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