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Tim Polishan lives in Dunmore, Pennsylvania with his wife and four children.

His practice focus is business litigation.

He is AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. This is Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards reflecting confidential opinions of judges and members of the bar.

Tim is a Senior Hearing Committee Member for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, an Associate Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and a Member of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA).

He belongs to the Gaming Law and Federal Practice Committees of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) and maintains memberships in the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL) and the Lackawanna County Bar Association (LBA).

Tim’s firm has discreetly represented business owners, corporate officers, lawyers, physicians and public figures and officials.

Tim has tried cases to verdict including federal, state, civil, criminal, jury and nonjury trials.

He has litigated a wide range of complex civil and criminal matters, in corporate and individual representations, for plaintiffs and defendants, in trials and hearings, appeals, arbitrations, administrative proceedings, grand jury proceedings, mediations and settlement negotiations.

Representative cases

Business litigation

  • Jury verdict won in federal court interstate corporate fraud case – E.D. Pa.
  • Jury verdicts and motions won in federal court employment cases – M.D. Pa.
  • Won summary judgment in federal court for corporate defendants – S.D.N.Y.
  • Won summary judgment in federal court for drilling company – M.D. Pa.
  • Defeated federal court Lanham Act injunction motion to settle case – S.D.N.Y.
  • Computer Fraud and Abuse Act motion in federal court resulted in resolution – M.D. Pa.
  • Motion to stay IP case pending “second-filed” issue led to settlement – M.D. Pa.


    • Tort litigation
      • Won jury verdict for plaintiffs in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania – 2018
      • Handles defense of tort claims in Pennsylvania for self-insured multi-billion dollar international company
      • Multi-vehicle highway truck accident – achieved settlement just before start of federal jury trial – M.D. Pa.
      • Numerous tort claims litigated, arbitrated, mediated and settled for Plaintiffs and for self-insured Defendants
    • Class actionscollective actions
      • As co-counsel for plaintiffs in class action litigation – M.D. Pa. – 314 F.R.D. 541
      • As co-counsel for defendants in cases and prospective cases involving consumer classes and collective actions
    • Internal Revenue Service (IRS) litigation – Defeated summary judgment motion in entireties property foreclosure
    • Federal sentencing appeal – sentence vacated with remand for resentencing – 142 Fed. Appx. 653 – 3d Cir.
    • Zoning litigation – Defeated intervenor’s appeal – 123 A.3d 379 – Commonwealth Court appeal
    • Conspiracy litigation – Won federal court motion to dismiss – 549 F. Supp. 2d 621 – M.D. Pa.
    • Complex defamation litigation – 89 A.3d 251

White collar

  • Prevented charges federal gov’t intended to file against corporate officer by negotiations before the filing of charges – M.D. Pa.
  • Won petition for habeas corpus writ filed in federal court securities fraud case – M.D. Pa.
  • Attained declination of federal prosecution and voluntary dismissal of counterfeiting case by negotiation after the filing of charges – M.D. Pa.
  • Achieved greatly reduced sentence in complicated multi-million dollar international federal wire fraud case – D.N.J.
  • Secured probation sentence despite federal gov’t request for jail and victim’s counsel demand for maximum sentence – M.D. Pa.
  • Tried several-month complex federal criminal securities fraud trial, with co-counsel, involving billion dollar publicly traded company, $100s of millions in alleged losses and 100s of thousands of pages of underlying evidence; questioned numerous fact and expert witnesses – M.D. Pa.

Matters have involved:

    • administrative proceedings
    • bank fraud
    • breach of fiduciary duty
    • breach of loyalty
    • business valuation
    • closely held entity internal disputes
    • common law fraud
    • confidentiality beaches
    • constitutional law
    • contractual disputes
    • conspiracy
    • construction disputes
    • environmental disputes
    • financial crimes
    • fraud
    • gaming law
    • grand jury proceedings
    • health care law
    • intellectual property disputes
    • international parties, disputes and venues
    • IRS representation
    • Lanham Act
    • multistate proceedings
    • non-compete clauses
    • property development disputes
    • public corruption
    • regulatory matters
    • RICO
    • shareholder litigation
    • shareholder oppression claims
    • tax assessment appeals
    • tortious interference with contract claims
    • theft of trade secrets
    • unfair and deceptive trade practices
    • veil-piercing and alter ego theories
    • zoning


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Areas of Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Environmental
  • Employment
  • White Collar
  • Fraud
  • Class Action
  • Trade secrets
  • Health care
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - District Court of New Jersey - Pro Hac Vice
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York - Pro Hac Vice
Schools Attended
  • University of Scranton - B.A. - Honors Program
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law - J.D.
Associations & Memberships
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) - Associate Member
  • American Bar Association - Business Law Section Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL)
  • Lackawanna Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association - Member of Gaming Law and Federal Practice Committees