NELSON E. TIMKEN, ESQ.
80-41 230th Street, Bellerose Manor, NY 11427 (917) 533-8080 ● email@example.com
Dynamic decision-maker with 33 plus years’ experience, 27 years as a judicial law clerk deciding consumer, contract, arbitration, commercial division, business divorce, real estate, construction, negligence, no-fault and foreclosure cases. Four years as a Mediator and Arbitrator mediating diverse types of disputes for various panels, and arbitrating attorney-client fee disputes in the Part 137 fee-dispute arbitration program. Extremely hardworking, ethical, well-prepared, and very quick to learn the acts and arguments of cases. Fully Computer and Online Dispute Resolution literate. Conversational in Spanish, re-learning French. Currently studying for an LLM in International Dispute Resolution at Fordham Law.
NY (’88); Southern & Eastern Districts of NY (’89); Second Circuit Court of Appeals ‘(90).
LEGAL EXPERIENCE (33 years)
- New York State Unified Court System
Court Attorney & Principal Law Clerk; Feb 1994 – December 2020 (27 years) Successfully negotiated thousands of cases and drafted decisions for dispositive motions involving commercial contract, real estate, business litigation, personal injury, medical malpractice, credit agreement and foreclosure matters in IAS and Commercial Division parts.
● Public Service Mutual Insurance Company
Claims Attorney Jan 1992 – Feb 1994 (2 years)
Managed a large number of claims against owners of properties, which included negligence, security, labor law, lead paint, and directors’ and officers’ claims. Supervised in-house and outside counsel defending policyholders in these actions.
● Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer
Associate Feb 1989 – Sep 1991
Conducted discovery and took depositions in products-liability cases.
● Wilson Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker
Associate Architects & Engineers Aug 1988 – Feb 1989
Defended architects and engineers in professional liability matters.
ADR EXPERIENCE (4 years)
- Part 137 NYS Unified Court System & NY County Lawyers Association
Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Arbitrator & Mediator; Nov 2017 – Present
Arbitrate & Mediate fee disputes between clients and attorneys to resolve the issue of the propriety of the fees charged.
Arbitrator of investor-broker disputes; November 2017-Present
● CPR Institute
Mediator and Arbitrator, Pathway to Employment Panel; May 2020-Present
● American Arbitration Association
Commercial Mediation Roster & Consumer Arbitration Panels, May 2021 to Present
● Community Mediation Services (a Community Dispute Resolution Center)
Mediator; June 2019 – Present Mediate community disputes
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION TRAINING (partial list)
Route to Fellowship- International Law- CiArb- Reiman-June 2021
International Arbitration Practicum, Hanessian and Sicard-Mirabal – Fordham Law (LLM)- Spring 2021 Commercial Arbitration, G. Friedman- Fordham Law (LLM)- Spring 2021
International Commercial Arbitration – Hanessian and Halket – Fordham Law (LLM) – Fall 2020 Alternative Dispute Resolution – Masucci – Fordham Law (LLM) – Fall 2020
Advanced Mediation & Advocacy Skills for Global Commerce – von Kumberg, – AAA- Oct 2020 Wage Employment Advanced Mediation Training – Fagazy, Pechman, McKenna NYCLA Aug 2020 Part 146 Approved Divorce Mediation Training – Professor Robert Collins NYCLA, July 2020
Basic & Advanced Part 146 Commercial Mediation Training – Baum, Hochman, NYSBA- June 2020 Mediation Apprenticeship – JoAn Pangilinan-Taylor, Community Mediation Services- Oct 2019 Basics of Mediation in Surrogates Court – JoAn Pangilinan-Taylor, CMS- Sept 2019
Adv Med Training: Managing the Dynamics of a Multi-Party Case – Carmichael, AAA –Oct 2019 Advanced Commercial Mediator Training- Jansenson, Roberts, NY City Bar Assn – Jun 2019 Mediation Advocacy Training – Robyn Weinstein, USDC, Eastern District of NY – Sept 2019 Advanced Mediator Training – Nassau, New York Peace Institute – Feb 2019
FINRA Arbitrator Training – Online, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority – Jun 2018
Basic Mediator Training – Sequoia Stalder, NY Center for Interpersonal Development – Mar 2018 Part 137 Attorney Fee Dispute Arb. Training – Dan Weitz, NYS Unified Court System – Nov 2017 Commercial Arbitrator Training – Charles Moxley, NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section – Jun 2017
Fordham University School of Law, NY, NY – August 2020 – LLM, International Dispute Resolution, (Expected Sept. 2022)
St. John’s University School of Law, Queens, NY – June 1988 – JD, Top 1/3
Queens College, City University of NY, Flushing, NY – February 1985 – BA, cum laude, Poli-Sci
- New York County Lawyers Association:
Vice-Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
- New York State Bar Association: Dispute Resolution Section; Commercial & Federal Litigation Section
- Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Associate member
- Nassau County Bar Association: Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
From Queens County, New York. Child actor and singer in commercials, voice-overs, off-Broadway theater, the children’s chorus of the Metropolitan Opera. Married 30 plus years to Elizabeth, also a law clerk; 3 children. Hobbies: woodworking, antique clocks, metalworking.