Timothy F. Sweeney
Timothy F. Sweeney is an experienced trial and appellate advocate.
He was raised in Euclid, Ohio and is a graduate of Cleveland’s St. Joseph High School (now known as Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School).
He went to college at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, where he earned a B.A. in economics and government.
He next spent two years working as an accountant for a Cleveland-area manufacturing firm, before attending law school at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
Sweeney graduated summa cum laude from Ohio State’s Law School (now known as the Moritz College of Law). He was Editor-in-Chief of the Ohio State Law Journal and earned membership in the academic honor society Order of the Coif. At graduation, he was awarded the John J. Adams Memorial Award for scholarship and leadership.
After graduation from law school, Sweeney served a clerkship for the Honorable Nathaniel R. Jones, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Sweeney next spent more than eight years in the Cleveland, Ohio office of the international law firm, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey (now known as Squire Patton Boggs). He worked in the firm’s litigation department and was a member of the new lawyer hiring committee. He also served as commissioner of the lawyers’ basketball league.
Sweeney formed his own law practice in 1996. His firm is a litigation practice, providing representation to clients in both civil and criminal matters, at trial and on appeal. The firm has extensive experience in a wide range of litigation matters, in federal and state courts and in arbitration/mediation proceedings. This experience includes contract litigation, employment litigation, property rights litigation, environmental litigation, products liability litigation, trade secrets, criminal litigation, federal habeas corpus litigation, civil rights litigation, First Amendment litigation, appellate litigation, intellectual property and licensing litigation, and litigation concerning creditor’s claims in bankruptcy and related proceedings.