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Timothy Kinsey

Shareholder, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Orange County

714.543.9090tkinsey@srtklaw.com

Timothy E. Kinsey received his Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach in 1987 and his Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law in 1991. Mr. Kinsey has been a member of the California State Bar since 1991 and has practiced workers’ compensation defense since 1992. Mr. Kinsey handles all aspects of workers’ compensation litigation through trial and appeal on behalf of both local and national employers, insurers, and public entities including safety officer and disability retirement claims. Mr. Kinsey was also lead counsel in the California Supreme Court case of Valdez vs. WCAB and Warehouse Demo Services which resulted in legislative amendments to Labor Code section 4605 expressly precluding an award of benefits based solely upon the opinions of non-MPN physicians, to the benefit of employers and insurers throughout California.

Mr. Kinsey has obtained multiple fraud convictions in both LA County and Orange County, as well as numerous “take nothings” during his workers’ compensation career over the last 28 years. He is a member of the Orange County and Los Angles Bar Associations, Council of Self-Insured Public Agencies, Risk Insurance Management Society, Association of Workers’ Compensation Professionals, Public Agency Risk Management Association, and California Self-Insurers Association. Mr. Kinsey is a frequent lecturer on workers’ compensation issues to include fraud, case law updates, safety officer disability retirements and presumptions, and most recently the new legislative additions addressing Covid claims.

Mr. Kinsey has been certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation law since 1995 and is a shareholder and manager of our Orange County office, as well as the Chief Financial Officer for the firm. In his spare time Tim supports various animal rescue organizations including Best Friends Animal Society. ASPCA, The Humane Society, Road Dogs, Seal Beach Animal Care Center and Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue. Mr. Kinsey is also a volunteer for Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue.