Timothy E. Dinan

Timothy E. Dinan


Bar & Court Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania


  • Rutgers School of Law, Camden, J.D.
  • University of Notre Dame, M.Ed., Education
  • Villanova University, B.A.


Timothy Dinan’s practice focuses solely on helping people who have been injured. As practice leader of Laddey Clark & Ryan’s Personal Injury practice, Tim is involved in every personal injury case in the office. He has experience in all aspects of personal injury law from client intake, to preparing for a deposition, to when the final appeal of a case has been exhausted. He is also a talented trial attorney and has obtained some of the largest verdicts in the state.

Tim is responsible for a team of five attorneys and several support staff members, and the growth of the Personal Injury practice group. He was also named chair of the firm’s Litigation Department, overseeing the firm’s commercial and estate litigation. Tim has handled cases ranging from standard automobile collisions to construction accidents to products liability claims to mine collapses. In his cases, his focus is on the individual stories of the clients and his efforts to provide them the tools and skills they need to effectively communicate how much their lives have been altered as a result of their injuries. Over the course of his career, Tim has helped clients obtain over $50 million in verdicts and settlements.  A key to Tim’s success in the courtroom has been his embrace of technology. 

Tim has been designated a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, by far the youngest in Northwest New Jersey. Attorneys are designated as “certified attorneys” by the New Jersey Supreme Court if they are able to demonstrate sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge and skill in a specific area of law or practice, have passed a rigorous examination and have been recognized by their peers.

In 2021, Tim was named one of NJBIZ's "Forty Under 40" honorees. Previously, he was recognized by The New Jersey Law Journal as a “New Leader of the Bar.” He has also twice been inducted into the New Jersey Personal Injury Hall of Fame. He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Amicus Committee and has helped to write submissions to the New Jersey Supreme Court. Tim has been selected for inclusion in the 2022 and 2023 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers guide.


Tim is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.  He has been selected to the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars from 2016 through 2021*, and he has been included on the list of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, for 2021.** 

*This award is conferred by Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here.  No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

**This award is conferred by Best Lawyers.  A description of the selection methodology can be found here.  No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

  • Memberships
    • Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest New Jersey, Member, Board of Directors
    • Sussex County Bar Association, Member
    • New Jersey Bar Association
    • New Jersey Association for Justice
    • American Association for Justice
    • Newton Medical Center, Member, Community Advisory Board and Community Health Subcommittee


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Our Verdicts

  • $1,800,000 Verdict

    19-year-old girl is rear-ended and had a herniation in her neck that will eventually result in surgery. The insurance company for the other driver, Mercury Insurance, claimed all of the spinal damage was due to old age and only made a minimal settlement offer. The jury was able to see how much the spinal damage and constant pain impacted the future for this young woman. 

  • $4,100,000 Verdict

    A 14-year-old girl’s father ran a stop sign and collided with a passing car. She suffered a herniation in her neck, which harms her ability to play the viola. She had been a serious candidate at Julliard. The insurance company, Allstate, offered $7,500 pre-trial, which forced this case into the jury’s hands. 

  • $750,000 Verdict

    A woman leaving work at 1 a.m. slipped on black ice in the parking lot outside of her office building, fracturing her ankle. She worked at an international company that conducted business at all hours of the day. The company that was hired to perform 24/7 monitoring of the property claimed it had no idea that people would be working that late and therefore should not be held responsible for re-freeze situations. We successfully argued that the snow and ice removal company, which received weather alerts every two hours, should have known that there was a re-freeze situation, and that it was well aware people worked in this office 24/7.

  • $2,000,000 Verdict

    An elevator maintained by Schindler Elevator Corporation dropped and slammed to a stop in Stateline, Nevada, severely injuring one of the passengers. Schindler and its attorneys maintained throughout the case that it did nothing wrong despite the admissions of its own supervisors that it was not maintaining the elevators to the proper standards.

  • $5,000,000 Verdict

     A 72 year-old man slipped and fell on black ice outside a Wells Fargo Bank. He suffered a spinal injury and required emergency surgery that confined him to a wheelchair. Wells Fargo and the company it hired to clear ice from the property attempted to blame the victim, but we were able to convince the jury the ice was an ongoing condition caused by a poor drainage pipe. 

  • $1,455,000 Verdict

    Аn 18-year-old woman was rear-ended on her way home from college and suffered a herniation in her lower spine. Her doctors said her injury would eventually result in a fusion surgery. The insurance company, New Jersey Manufacturers, offered only $50,000 to resolve the case before trial started. We were able to show the jury how the terrible injury to this young woman has dramatically altered her life, and the woman’s treating doctors showed how the damage to her spine is progressive. 

  • $7,750,000 Verdict

    Schindler Elevator Corporation created false work reports claiming a secretary performed maintenance on an elevator at the Headquarters Plaza building in Morristown, NJ. The elevator eventually failed catastrophically, severely injuring the carpenter inside. The man will never work again and is now in constant pain from his injuries. This case was a retrial after a previous jury entered an award of $4,000,000 in the same case that Schindler was able to get reversed on appeal. 

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