Timothy J. Grimes
Timothy J. Grimes joined personal injury law firm, Decof, Decof & Barry, P.C. in January 2017. He began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Luis M. Matos, then-presiding on the Providence County Superior Court Motion Calendar. Subsequently, Tim joined preeminent international law firm K&L Gates, LLP in Boston, Massachusetts as an associate, gaining significant litigation experience with principal involvement in the 38 Studios matter in Rhode Island. Upon resolution of the 38 Studios matter, Tim returned to his home state and joined Decof, Decof & Barry in handling catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, medical negligence, and product liability claims at the state and federal levels.
Awards and Other Honors
- Editor-in-Chief of the Roger Williams University Law Review, 2011-2012
Memberships and Affiliations
- Rhode Island Bar Association, Member, 2012-present
- Rhode Island Association for Justice, Member 2017-present
- American Association for Justice, Member, 2017-present
- Roger Williams University School of Law Alumni Association, Board Member, 2013-present
Education and Admissions
Tim graduated from Boston University (B.A.) in 2008 and from Roger Williams University School of Law (J.D., cum laude) in 2012.
He earned admission to the bar in the states of Rhode Island (2012) and Massachusetts (2012), as well as the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island (2013), the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts (2013), and the Supreme Court of the United States (2017).
Notable Case Wins
Sfameni v. Rhode Island Hospital
Tim served as “second chair” counsel with DD&B attorney Michael P. Quinn, Jr. in a $40 million jury verdict in a medical malpractice trial in Providence County Superior Court. As of September 2017, when this verdict was returned, it was the largest medical malpractice verdict in Rhode Island history. Sfameni v. Rhode Island Hospital.
38 Studios litigation
Tim was involved in the highly publicized lawsuit filed by the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, a quasi-municipal state agency, following the collapse of the "38 Studios Deal." This highly complex litigation involved novel claims and cross-claims for various alleged acts of professional and financial wrongdoing. Tim was involved in negotiating a favorable settlement for his client.