With more than 20 years’ successful experience representing clients throughout Houston and other US Cities, Tim has created a profound reputation within the legal profession that focuses serving the community at large. His dedication and strong work ethic assist him in all aspects of representing various companies and individuals in all phases of litigation. His areas of expertise include products liability, premises liability, toxic torts, environmental claims, construction claims, employer liability, defamation, dram shop, contractual agreement disputes, deceptive trade practices, personal injury, employer liability and general negligence claims.
Tim has been recognized as a Fellow by the Texas Bar Foundation since 2009, an honor chosen from the top 1 percent of State Bar members by the Texas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees.
Beginning in 2008, Tim has been recognized as a top lawyer in the area of civil litigation by H Texas Magazine. Tim was named as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association since 2011. Most recently, in 2017, Tim Hightower was recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Super Lawyer in its Texas Super Lawyers publication, adding even more to his already impressive resume of accolades. Tim is also a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the Houston Trial Lawyers Association.
A native Houstonian, Tim earned his BS from Troy State University with honors in 1988. He was awarded his JD by the South Texas College of Law in 1995, making the Dean’s list and receiving several other honors. Tim is licensed to practice law throughout the state, as well as in several federal courts. His previous experience in the United States Air Force and as claims adjuster for several insurers gives him a unique insight that he uses to maximize the judgments and awards he receives on behalf of his clients.
Tim is also an accomplished pilot and enjoys tennis and scuba diving.