Timothy R. Hyland

Top rated insurance coverage attorney in Phoenix, Arizona

The Cavanagh Law Firm
Timothy R. Hyland
The Cavanagh Law Firm

Practice Areas: Insurance coverage, Personal injury, Appellate view more

Licensed in Arizona since: 1985

Education: The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

The Cavanagh Law Firm

1850 North Central Avenue
Suite 2400
Phoenix, AZ 85004 Phone: 602-322-4078 Email: Timothy R. Hyland Visit website

Details

Timothy R. Hyland is a Senior Member in the Phoenix office of The Cavanagh Law Firm, P.A.  He has been representing the insurance industry in complex insurance coverage and litigation matters for thirty years.  He has extensive experience in the analysis and litigation of complex insurance claims and coverage in both the first-party and third-party contexts.  Mr. Hyland's practice involves many lines of insurance including automobile, property, general liability, professional responsibility, life, health and disability.

Tim's practice also includes substantial commercial business and personal injury matters for businesses and individuals.  Tim has litigated matters involving wrongful death, trucking accidents, premises liability, commercial business disputes and real estate.   Tim also has extensive appellate expertise. 

Tim has been selected for inclusion in the SOUTHWEST SUPERLAWYERS (r) every year since 2007 for insurance coverage. Mr. Hyland has also been named one of the top 50 lawyers in Arizona by SOUTHWEST SUPERLAWYERS (r) 2011-2018. Tim was also selected by BEST's as a top lawyer in insurance law in 2015 -2020.  Further, Tim was named as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona by AZ Business magazine.  Tim has previously served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Arizona Court of Appeals.  Tim is rated as an AV Preeminent Attorney.

Tim graduated in 1985 with High Distinction from the University of Arizona College of Law.  Tim is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, the American Bar Association, the American Bar Foundation, the Maricopa County Bar Association, and the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Insurance coverage, Personal injury - general: defense, Appellate, Civil litigation: defense

First Admitted: 1985, Arizona

Professional Webpage: https://www.cavanaghlaw.com/team/timothy-r-hyland/

Honors/Awards:
  • Recipient TOP PRO BONO ATTORNEYS IN ARIZONA award, Arizona Bar Foundation, 2006
  • Fellow, American Bar Association
  • Attorney Award for Excellence in LRE, Arizona Bar Foundation, 1998
  • Young Lawyer of the Year, Arizona State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 1998
  • Fellow, Arizona Bar Foundation
  • Robert M. Mills Member of the Year Award, Maricopa County Bar Association, 1996 and 2003
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Executive Committee, The University of Arizona Phoenix Alumni Club, 1999-present
  • Member, Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Scholarship Committee, The University of Arizona Phoenix Alumni Club, 1997-2002
  • Senior Warden and Vestry Member [governing Board] of All Saints Episcopal Church and Day School
  • Board of Directors, Finance subcommittee, Grand Canyon College Alumni, 1990-1991
  • All Saints' Episcopal Day School Board of Trustees 2017 - 2022, 2017
  • Lay Reader/Chalice Bearer at All Saints Episcopal Church
  • The University of Arizona Phoenix Alumni Club, 1996-2002
  • Second Vice President, The University of Arizona Phoenix Alumni Club, 1999-2000
  • Chair, Silent Auction Committee, The University of Arizona Phoenix Alumni Club, 1997-1999
  • Chair of the Advisory Committee, City of Phoenix Aquatics Advisory Committee, 1990-1992
  • Architectural Committee, Camelback Del Este Homeowners Association, 1998-2007
  • Chairman, Child Fair Committee, Maricopa County Young Lawyers Division, 1988-1989
  • Co Chair of the Video Project for the 100 Women and Minority Dinner Program, 2000
  • Alumni Plaza Fundraising Committee, University of Arizona, 2001-2003
  • First Vice President, The University of Arizona Phoenix Alumni Club, 2000-2001
  • Silent Auction Committee, The University of Arizona Phoenix Alumni Club, 1996-1999
  • Facilities Subcommittee Chairman, City of Phoenix Aquatics Task Force, 1985-86
  • Board Member, Law College Association of the James Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona, 2004-2007
  • Chairman, ABA/AMA Drug & Alcohol Abuse Committee, Maricopa County Young Lawyers Division, 1990-1992
  • Advisory Board, Frank X. Gordon Literacy Center, 1993-1994
  • Hearing Officer Selection Committee, Maricopa County, 2000-2002
  • President, The University of Arizona Phoenix Alumni Club, 2001-2002
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Punitive Damages In Insurance Bad Faith Cases, Arizona Bar Journal, June/July, 1987
  • Arizona Tort Law Handbook, Co-Author of the chapter on Insurance Bad Faith in the upcoming update
  • Couch on Insurance, Co-Editor of Chapter 7 on ERISA, 3rd Ed. 2006
  • Changing Jobs Handbook, Contributing Editor, ABA Law Practice Management,  1999
  • "The Dawson Decision", Facts and Findings, Vol. XIX, issue 4, 1992
  • Faculty for LRE seminars, Arizona Bar Foundation
  • Regional Coordinator High School Mock Trial Competition, Maricopa County Young Lawyers Division, 1988-1995
  • Judge High School Mock Trial Competition, Maricopa County Young Lawyers Division, 1986-1988
  • Instructor, High School Teaching Program, Maricopa County Young Lawyers Division, 1987-1989
  • Instructor, Youth Drugs & Alcohol Program, Maricopa County Young Lawyers Division, 1992-1994
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Arizona, 1985
  • Board of Directors, Maricopa County Young Lawyers Division, 1988-1994
  • Professionalism Committee, Arizona State Bar Association, 1995-1996
  • Policy Committee Chair, Maricopa County Bar Association, 1998-2000
  • Member, Southwest Super Lawyers
  • Phone A Lawyer, Law Week, Maricopa County Young Lawyers Division, 1990-1996  
  • Member, Arizona State Bar Association, Appellate Section
  • LRS Committee, Maricopa County Bar Association, 1994-1998
  • Member, Arizona State Bar Association
  • Judge Pro Tem, Arizona Court of Appeals, 1994
  • President Elect, Arizona State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 1994-1995
  • Barristers Ball, Maricopa County Bar Association, 1993-1998
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Member, Judicial Performance Review Team, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012
  • Legal Counsel Advisor, Arizona Mock State Mock Trial Program, Arizona State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 1995-1996
  • President, Maricopa County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 1992-1993
  • Member, American Bar Association, TIPS Section
  • Board of Directors, Maricopa County Bar Association, 1992-2001
  • Liaison, MCBA Foundation, 1992
  • Chair, Quality of Life Committee, Arizona State Bar Association, 1997-1999
  • Professional Development Committee, Maricopa County Bar Association, 1999-2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1985
  • Essay Contest Grader, Law Week, Maricopa County Young Lawyers Division, 1990-1996
  • Patrons Program Co Chair, Arizona State Bar Association, 2000-2006
  • LRS Committee Discipline Chair, Maricopa County Bar Association, 1995-1998
  • Member, American Bar Association, 1985
  • Committee on Character and Fitness, Arizona Supreme Court, 2002 to 2009
  • President, Arizona State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 1995-1996
  • Bylaw Committee, Maricopa County Bar Association, 1997-2000
  • Member, Arizona Bar Foundation
  • Maricopa County Civil Study Committee, Maricopa County Superior Court, 1990-1991
  • Legal Counsel Coordinator, Arizona State Mock Trial Program, Arizona State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 1996-2001
  • LRE Committee, Arizona Bar Foundation, 1999-2004
  • Delegate YLD Assembly, American Bar Association, 1992-1996
  • Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates, Maricopa County Bar Association, 2001-2009
  • Treasurer, Maricopa County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 1990-1991
  • Board of Governors, Arizona State Bar Association, 1995-1996
  • Membership Committee, Maricopa County Bar Association, 1999-2001
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1985
  • Chairman, Bar Admissions Committee, Maricopa County Young Lawyers Division, 1988-1990
  • Convention Committee, Arizona State Bar Association, 1997-2006
  • Quality of Life Committee, Maricopa County Bar Association, 1995-1999
  • Member, Judicial Performance Review Team
  • Chairman, Committee on Character and Fitness, Arizona Supreme Court, October 2008-October 2009
  • Executive Council, Arizona State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 1992-1997
  • Technology Task Force Chair, Maricopa County Bar Association, 1996-1998
  • Member, Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Hearing Officer Selection Committee, Maricopa County Superior Court, 2000-2002
  • Legal Counsel Consultant, Arizona State Mock Trial Program, Arizona State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2001- 2003
  • Section Task Force, Maricopa County Bar Association, 1996-1997
  • Member, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • House of Delegates, Delegate to the American Bar Association, 2001-2009
  • Regional Coordinator, Arizona State High School Mock Trial Competition, Arizona State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 1989-1995
  • President Elect, Maricopa County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 1991-1992
  • Member, Council of Appellate Lawyers, American Bar Association
  • Finance Committee, Maricopa County Bar Association, 2000-2003
Educational Background:
  • Grand Canyon College, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America, B.A., in Behavioral Science - Criminal Justice and Government, Honors: High Distinction, 1982
  • University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America, J.D., Honors: High Distinction, 1985
Industry Groups:
  • American Bar Association
  • Arizona Association Of Defense Counsel
  • Arizona State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Maricopa County Bar Association

Office location for Timothy R. Hyland

1850 North Central Avenue
Suite 2400
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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