Timothy Garvey

Top rated Insurance Coverage attorney in Denver, Colorado

Dormer Harpring, LLC
Timothy Garvey
Dormer Harpring, LLC

Practice Areas: Insurance Coverage, Appellate, Employee Benefits; view more

Licensed in Colorado since: 2010

Education: University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020
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Dormer Harpring, LLC

3457 Ringsby Court
Suite 110
Denver, CO 80216 Visit website


Serving clients in Colorado, Timothy M. Garvey is an attorney at Dormer Harpring, LLC, located in Denver. Tim focuses his practice on personal injury and insurance law, handling cases including:

  • Insurance bad faith
  • Wrongful death
  • Dangerous products (product liability)
  • Truck wrecks
  • Car crashes
  • Slip-and-fall injuries

Mr. Garvey has been licensed to practice law in Colorado since 2010, and he litigates cases in federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels. Tim represents both individuals and businesses in recovering benefits that are wrongly withheld from them. He uses his skills in mediation, litigation and trial in resolving the issues of his clients.

In 2003, Mr. Garvey received his bachelor’s degree from the Metropolitan State University of Denver. At the University of Denver – Sturm College of Law, he obtained his doctorate in jurisprudence in 2010. As a law student, he secured a scholarship at The Hague Academy of International Law and his paper was published in the Denver Journal of International Law and Policy. He has completed a leadership training program conducted by the Colorado Bar Association.

Owing to his merits in the field of legal representation, Mr. Garvey has earned several recognitions. He was included on the American Society of Legal Advocates’ list of Top 40 Under 40 and was selected as a fellow by the Colorado Bar Foundation. He was also presented with the Pro Bono Award by the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Rated “Superb” on Avvo, he also has the Gold Client Champion badge for his client services through Martindale-Hubbell. 

Mr. Garvey is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, the Denver Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Faculty of Federal Advocates and the Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association. He was the former president of the Colorado Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society, co-chair for the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association’s New Lawyers Division and a council member of the Colorado Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division.

Practice areas

Insurance Coverage, Appellate, Employee Benefits, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Appeals, Bad Faith Insurance, Insurance, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death

  • 60% Insurance Coverage
  • 10% Appellate
  • 10% Employee Benefits
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2010, Colorado

Professional Webpage: https://www.denvertrial.com/meet-our-attorneys/4813-2/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Colorado Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Council Member, 2012–2014 
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • United States District Courts in Colorado, Wisconsin, and Utah
  • Colorado Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society, President, 2013–2015
  • American Association for Justice
  • Colorado district courts throughout the state
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association New Lawyers Division, Co-Chair
  • American, Colorado, and Denver Bar Associations
  • Plaintiffs’ Employment Lawyers Association
  • Colorado Court of Appeals
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Board Member
Educational Background:
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver - B.A. in Sociology
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Tim Garvey, Esq., Flood Insurance Primer, Colorado Bar Association 2013 (used as training materials for Volunteer Attorneys assisting with the Colorado Flood Relief effort)
  • Timothy M. Garvey, Let Them Help, 90 Denv. U. L. Rev. Online 13 (2013)
  • Timothy M. Garvey, Typography for Lawyers: Essential Tools for Polished and Persuasive Documents, 41 Colo. Lawyer No. 12, 81–83 (Dec. 2012) (book review)
  • CLE Presenter, Do’s and Don’ts of Courtroom Etiquette, CBA-YLD annual CLE program (2012)
  • Guest Lecturer, Practice of Law in the Nonprofit Sector, Sturm College of Law (2012)
  • Timothy Garvey, God v. Gays? The Rights of Sexual Minorities in International Law as Seen Through the Doomed Existence of the Brazilian Resolution, 38 J. Int’l L. & Pol’y 659 (2010)
  • Michael J. Rosenberg and Timothy M. Garvey, Searching for Insurance Coverage in Colorado Auto-Litigators Handbook (William Babich ed., 4th ed. 2018) (forthcoming)
  • Michael J. Rosenberg and Timothy M. Garvey, Claims Against the Insurance Carrier for Breach, Bad Faith and Unreasonable Delay (William Babich ed., 4th ed. 2018) (forthcoming)
  • Timothy Garvey, Opinion, Colorado Senators Should Work To Swiftly Protect Our Federal Trial Court, Denver Post (July 16, 2015), http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_28494038/colorado-senators-should-work-swiftly-protect-our-federal
  • Michael J. Rosenberg and Timothy M. Garvey, Searching for Insurance Coverage in Colorado Auto-Litigators Handbook (William Babich ed., 3d ed. 2015)
  • CLE Presenter, FFA Panel on Representing Prisoners Through Federal Pro Bono Program (Dec. 2015)
  • Timothy M. Garvey, Lawyers, Liars, and the Art of Storytelling: Using Stories to Advocate, Influence, and Persuade, 44 Colo. Lawyer No. 2, 80–81 (February 2015) (book review).
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Youth on Record, Board Member and Treasurer, 2012–2017
  • Colorado Super Lawyers (Rising Star 2016, 2017, and 2018)
  • Colorado Bar Association (Pro Bono Award 2014)
  • American Society of Legal Advocates (Top 40 under 40 litigation attorney 2015)
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado (Pro Bono Award 2014)
  • Colorado Bar Foundation (Fellow 2014)
  • Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training program (Graduate 2013)

Office location for Timothy Garvey

3457 Ringsby Court
Suite 110
Denver, CO 80216

Phone: 720-500-6638


3 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020

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