Timothy John Tatro

Timothy John Tatro

Managing Partner
San Diego, California

For more than two decades, Tim has been representing individuals, small and large businesses, non-profits, HOAs, and certified classes throughout California and nationwide. His practice embraces great diversity, from large scale construction defect cases, to art fraud, catastrophic personal injuries and nursing home abuse, insurance bad faith, and business disputes. Tim has served for many years as outside special counsel to the Zoological Society of San Diego, working to protect endangered species and special habitats at the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park. And he has developed a unique subspecialty in mobilehome parks and ensuring that homeowners receive proper compensation when their park closes. He handles jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, and appeals. Tim is a member of the San Diego County Bar, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, various Inns of Court, and the Poker Players Alliance. He has lived abroad, loves exercise, and plays acoustic guitar with more passion than talent.


Areas of Practice

  • 33% Personal Injury
  • 33% Real Estate Litigation
  • 33% Class Actions

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
    • Law Review: University of San Diego Law review, Editorial Board, 1993 - 1994
  • University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California
    • B.A. - 1989
    • Major: Journalism/Literature

Published Works

  • Braun v. Soldier of Fortune: Tort Law Enters the Braun's Age as Constitutional Safeguards for Commercial Speech Buckle 'neath the Crunch of Third- Party Liability, 30 SDLR 95, 1993

Representative Clients

  • Individuals, businesses, homeowners, mobilehome residents, entrepreneurs, environmental, animal conservation

Honors and Awards

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

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

Past Employment Positions

  • Tatro & Zamoyski, LLP, Partner, 2003 - 2017
  • Thorsnes Bartolotta & McGuire, Associate Attorney, 1999 - 2003
  • Belsky & Associates, Associate Attorney, 1995 - 1999
  • California Court of Appeals, 4th District Division One, Judicial Intern, 1994
  • Bonne Bridges Mueller O'Keefe & Nichols, Summer Associate, 1993
  • Hunewill Guest Ranch, Irrigation Specialist, 1987 - 1991


  • English
  • Spanish