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Timothy J. Flanagan is Of Counsel in the firm’s Litigation department. He has over 40 years of trial and appellate experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal litigation involving professional and products liability, toxic torts, commercial and construction claims, ERISA, labor law, and insurance coverage disputes. Tim began his career defending doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice claims. He went on to defend the Michelin Tire Company in products liability cases throughout the country before coming to Cullen and Dykman. Tim has tried numerous cases to verdict, including claims for toxic tort, automobile, products and premises liability, and medical malpractice. Tim has also briefed and argued numerous appeals involving tort, intellectual property, employment discrimination, insurance, and commercial issues before the Appellate Divisions of the State of New York, the New York State Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Areas of Concentration:

  • Commercial, Construction, and Premises Liability Claims
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Health and Employment

Practice Areas



  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • J.D., Syracuse University College of Law, cum laude, 1978
  • M.P.A., Syracuse University, 1975
  • B.A., Cornell University, 1973

Representative Experience

  • Obtained summary judgment and defense verdicts in automobile, construction, and premises and products liability actions, as well as successfully appealing or mediating claims involving these issues.
  • Defended toxic tort claims involving exposure to lead, mold, and asbestos.

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, New York State and Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member, Malpractice Risk Prevention Committee of the Church Charities Foundation
  • Member, Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, New York Metro Area, 2013—2017
  • Irish Legal 100, 2010—2017