Timothy Tietjen

Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn
44 Montgomery Street, Suite 750
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 940-7176

As one of California's top personal injury attorneys, Tim's sharp focus, unsurpassed witness examination skills, and attention to detail color everything he does. Tim always goes the extra mile to uncover any fact or witness that can help his client. And he does this with a relaxed and approachable nature. This unwavering commitment to excellence has led to numerous seven-figure verdicts and settlements over his career of nearly 30 years.

Tietjen had the distinction of obtaining a $29 million dollar settlement for a worker injured in an electrocution accident. This is one of the largest recoveries ever secured in California for an injured worker. Tim took particular pride in this accomplishment as several other attorneys turned down this potential case because of its difficulty and complexity. Tim loves a challenge.

Born in Oakland, California, Tietjen worked his way through college and law school, graduating from the University of San Francisco Law School in 1982. While in law school, he earned the prestigious American Jurisprudence Award in Torts, and clerked for Judge Ira Brown, a prominent and highly respected San Francisco Judge.

Tim has developed a well-earned reputation for being one of the top personal injury attorneys in the State of California. Many of Tim's referrals come from former clients, and opposing defense attorneys who have recognized first hand his professional skills.

Tietjen served as President of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association in 1999. He has also been repeatedly recognized as California Super Lawyer, a distinction awarded to the top 5% of California lawyers.

Aside from being a formidable litigator, Tim is an accomplished golfer having won multiple Club Championships at Silverado Country Club in Napa where he is currently the 2010 Club Champion.


J.D., 1982, University San Francisco School of Law
B.A., 1979, California State University at Hayward


Consumer Attorneys of California
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (Past President ? 1999)
American Trial Lawyers Association
Trial Lawyers For Public Justice
Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association
National Association of Distinguished Counsel


California State Bar 1982
Northern California District Court 1982


Selected as ?Nation's Top One Percent?, National Association of Distinguished Counsel (2015)
Northern California Super Lawyer (2007 ? present)
Selected to Best Lawyers Magazine (2013 & 2014)
The Trial Lawyer Magazine (2001)
Presidential Award of Merit from Consumer Attorneys of California (1986, 2000, & 2005)
American Jurisprudence Award for Torts (1979)