Timothy J. Tatro Esq.

Timothy J. Tatro Esq.

Founding Partner
San Diego, California

I am a problem solver.  I look for strategic ways to solve complicated problems.  And when a lawsuit is necessary, I attack it head on and prepare the case for trial. 

There are few things more satisfying than taking on and beating larger opponents, or getting clients the funds they need for a life-saving procedure, or saving someone's home, or forcing an insurance company to live up to the promises it made when it sold a policy to someone in need.

I still believe in the basic goodness of people and that, given a chance, humanity prevails.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Complex Personal Injury Litigation
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Mobile Home Park Litigation
  • Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1994


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 1994
  • University of California San Diego, San Diego, California - 1989
    • Major: Journalism/Literature

Representative Cases

  • De Anza Cove HOA, et al. v. City of San Diego (pending) (multiple violations of mobilehome residency law by City of San Diego when it attempted to close mobilehome park without providing legally required relocation benefits)
  • Brack v. Khan
  • Abbit v. City of San Diego, et al. ($3.6 million-failure to maintain mobilehome park case with management abuses against residents)

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorneys Nominee- San Diego Daily Transcript, 2011 - Present
  • Trial Lawyers Care- American Trial Lawyers Organization, 2003 - Present
  • Editorial Board Comments Editor- University of San Diego School of Law, Law Review, 1994 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, 1999 - Present
  • Poker Players Alliance, Member, 2011 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar, Member, 1995 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Attorney Member, 1994 - Present
  • Hon. J. Clifford Wallace American Inn of Court, Barrister, 2005 - 2007

Past Employment Positions

  • Thorsnes Bartolotta & McGuire, Associate Attorney, 1999 - 2003
  • Belsky & Associates, Associate Attorney, 1995 - 1999
  • California Court of Appeals, 4th District Division One, Judicial Intern, 1994 - Present
  • Bonne Bridges Mueller O'Keefe & Nichols, Summer Associate, 1993 - Present
  • Hunewill Guest Ranch, Irrigation Specialist, 1987 - 1991


  • English
  • Spanish