Why I love what I do...
“One of the most underrated skills that any employment attorney must have in order to be successful is an ability to relate to various types of people, all with different motivations and backgrounds. One of the things I love about my work is my daily one-on-one interactions with clients, witnesses, and opposing counsel - all of which are aimed at achieving the best possible outcomes for the employers whom I represent."
Tim Reed is an Associate at Villarreal Hutner PC. Tim has been a management-side employment attorney since graduating from UCLA School of Law in 2008. His practice primarily focuses on defending employers in state and federal court against various types of employment-related claims, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, breach of contract, defamation, and wage and hour claims. Tim also represents employers in pre-litigation matters before state and federal administrative agencies. In addition to litigating, Tim regularly advises employers regarding workplace policies and procedures, as well compliance with applicable federal and state employment laws. Tim has co-authored numerous articles published in The Daily Recorder that cover a wide range of employment law issues.
Professional Qualifications and Activities
Prior to joining Villarreal Hutner PC, Tim defended and advised national and local employers as an associate attorney with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., Shaw Valenza LLP, and Morrison & Foerster LLP. Tim is admitted to practice in all state and federal California courts and is a member of the State Bar of California. In addition, Tim is a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco, the National Bar Association, and the Charles Houston Bar Association.
During law school, Tim externed for the Honorable Audrey B. Collins of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Tim also worked as a legal intern for General Electric. Prior to law school, Tim served as a Judicial Administration Fellow for the Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento.
Before Law School...
As a child, Tim decided he wanted to become involved in politics and saw a legal career as a means to pursue those aspirations. He became the first person in his family to graduate from college and graduate school. Tim has since abandoned his goal of running for public office, but is grateful that he has pursued a career as an employment attorney. When Tim is not providing quality legal services to his clients, he enjoys running and trying new Bay Area restaurants. He also attends San Francisco Giants, Sacramento Kings, Golden State Warriors, and UCLA football games whenever possible.