Timothy J. Hasken
Timothy J. Hasken
Tim focuses his trial and appellate practice on product liability, mass tort, and consumer class action defense. He serves as co-leader of the firm's Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Class Action and Mass Tort Team. He has defended leading pharmaceutical, agricultural, automotive, medical device, and consumer product manufacturers in many of the country’s most challenging venues.
He has a proven track record of developing the facts, science, and law necessary to favorably resolve difficult litigation. He has obtained dismissal of cases through motion practice in numerous state and federal venues.
Tim has extensive trial experience. He has first-chair trial experience in both jury and bench trials. He also has been an integral member of trial teams in high-stakes mass tort and product liability litigation, working in both evidentiary and legal issues roles in a handful of complex, multi-month trials.
His extensive appellate experience includes appeals in numerous federal and state appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Illinois Supreme Court, and California Court of Appeal.
Prior to joining BCLP, Tim served as the judicial law clerk to the Honorable Thomas D. Waterman of the Iowa Supreme Court. He received his law degree from the University of Iowa, graduating with highest distinction and as a member of the Order of the Coif.
Civic Involvement & Honors
- Truman State University, Greek Life Endowed Scholarship Steering Committee
- Missouri Bar Association
- "What Are the Effects of Dart Cherokee on Eighth Circuit Removal Practice?," American Bar Association Litigation Section Newsletter, November 30, 2015
- "A Duty to Kiss and Tell? Examining the Uncomfortable Relationship Between Negligence and the Transmission of HPV," Iowa Law Review, 2010