After working at Sandberg Phoenix as a summer associate in 2006, Tim Niedbalski joined the firm in September of 2007 as an associate in the Products Liability and Health Law practice groups. Tim is now a shareholder serving as Practice Group Leader for the Products Liability group and is the Sandberg Phoenix Transportation Team Leader. He focuses his legal practice on matters of transportation, product liability, personal injury and medical malpractice defense.
Tim has developed extensive experience in representing local, regional and national clients in the heavy machinery and trucking and transportation industries. He has also worked with clients ranging from hospitals, physicians and other healthcare professionals to manufacturers and distributors of automotive products, medical devices, hunting and sporting goods and recreational products. Tim has successfully first chaired multiple mediations in cases involving trucking/transportation law and premises liability.
Tim offers an early and realistic evaluation, advising the optimal method of achieving the goals of the individuals and companies he represents, whether that is trial or resolution. His responsiveness and dedication mean his clients can focus on running their businesses or practices while he works to represent their best interests.
Outside the office, Tim enjoys spending time with his daughter, fitness, playing and watching sports and managing the Sandberg Phoenix softball team.
Association of Transportation Law Professionals
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Missouri Trucking Association, Allied Board Member
The National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Member
J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law
B.A. in Political Science and Economics, Saint Louis University, magna cum laude
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
“Fact Witness Interviews and Depositions: Essential Points for Young Attorneys.”
Co-Presenter, “Admissibility of Traffic Citations in Subsequent Civil Litigation.”
Co-Presenter, “Deposing a Life Care Planner.”
“Investigating Trucking Accidents.”
Co-Presenter, “Vehicle Accident Reconstruction and Biomechanics."
Co-author, “Employee or Independent Contractor? How the Effects of Classification Impact Employer Liability,” IADC Defense Counsel Journal, Volume 83, Ed. 1 (January 2016)
Coauthor, "Risk Management for Trucking and Transportation Companies is About More Than Driver Training and Supervision," In Transit (March 2015)
Co-Author, “Admissibility of Traffic Accident Citations in Subsequent Civil Suits for Injury,” IADC Transportation Newsletter (2014)
“Imminent Change: A Recommended Response For Missouri In The Wake Of The Supreme Court’s Eminent Domain Decision In Kelo V. City Of New London,” 25 St. Louis U. Pub. L. Rev. 449 (2006)