Bruce M. Timm is the current Chair of the Employment Law Group at Boutin Jones Inc. His practice is focused on litigating employment disputes in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies. Bruce defends clients in various industries against claims of harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, wage and hour violations (both single-plaintiff and class actions), and unfair competition. In addition, he frequently relies on his litigation background in providing general preventative advice to assist clients in avoiding litigation.
Bruce served as the 2013 President of the Sacramento County Bar Association, which is comprised of approximately 2,000 lawyers. Under Bruce’s leadership, the Association formed a Court Funding Task Force to help address drastic budget cuts to the judicial branch, and established a Mentorship Program to assist new members of the Bar struggling to find law-related jobs in a depressed economy. Bruce has twice been selected to the Northern California Super Lawyers list for defense-side employment litigation, and was recognized by the Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar list for employment litigation.
Bruce joined the firm in September 2010 from the law firm of McDonough Holland & Allen P.C. Previously, he co-founded the firm Barth Tozer & Timm LLP, and practiced at the law firm of Littler Mendelson P.C.
Disability discrimination lawsuits continue to increase. Employers must understand reasonable accommodation issues and the interactive process. Also, wage and hour class actions pose significant risks. While we work hard to defend these lawsuits, our team also seeks to put proper policies in place to prevent or correct issues that can lead to litigation.
I defend employers in wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment lawsuits, as well as wage and hour class actions.
My style of defending a case is aggressive, but efficient. Serving as lead counsel, I have successfully handled countless employment-related lawsuits by developing and pursuing litigation strategies unique to the facts and circumstances of each case.
Employment lawsuits are very stressful to the parties involved. I am passionate about carrying that burden for my clients so that they can focus on moving their businesses forward.
Bruce Timm profiled in Sacramento Lawyer Magazine
Bruce Timm profiled in Pacific Law Magazine
Bruce Timm speaks on Professional Development at McGeorge School of Law
“Those Who Complain of Discrimination Enjoy Broader Protection Against Retaliation than Victims of Direct Discrimination,” Sacramento Lawyer Magazine
“Bruce Timm Elected President of Sacramento County Bar; BJ Susich Elected Second Vice President” Sacramento County Bar Association Timm and Susich
Boutin Jones, Employment Law Year in Review
“Disability Discrimination,” University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Bay Area MCLE, Oakland, California, Presenter
“Disability Discrimination,” University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Southern California MCLE, Long Beach, (over 100 attorneys in attendance)
“Disability Discrimination,” University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Northern California MCLE, Sacramento, (approximately 500 attorneys in attendance)
“A Day in the Life of an Employment and Labor Law Attorney,” McGeorge Employment and Labor Law Society, Panelist
“Disability Discrimination & the Interactive Process,” Professionals in Workers’ Compensation
“Disability Discrimination,” Central Valley Human Resources Management Association
“The Interactive Process,” Valley Industrial Claims Association
“What Makes Up Sex Discrimination,” McGeorge School of Law, Panelist
“Federal Antidiscrimination,” McGeorge School of Law, Guest Lecturer
“Workplace Retaliation,” Greater Stockton Employer Advisory Council
“Ethics and Civility Panel,” Barristers’ Club of Sacramento, Moderator
Lead counsel in countless lawsuits alleging sexual harassment, discrimination (including disability, race and gender), retaliation (including whistleblower, workers’ compensation and workplace safety related claims), wage and hour violations on an individual and class-wide basis and family leave law violations.
Disposed of multiple lawsuits on summary judgment and at the pleadings stage in state and federal court, and successfully and efficiently resolved multiple lawsuits on favorable terms prior to trial.
Prosecuted matters arising under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and unfair competition laws.
Defended multiple claims of harassment and discrimination before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the California Department of Fair Employment & Housing, wage and hour disputes before the California Labor Commissioner and discrimination claims before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.
Advise clients regarding the interactive process/reasonable accommodations, employment policies and employee handbooks, terminations/severance agreements and employment investigations.