Timothy M.Villari (Tim)


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Tim Villari represents financial institutions and large corporations in complex civil litigation and in fintech-related litigation and regulatory matters. He has experience in federal and state courts nationwide with all aspects of the litigation process — from initial pleadings and discovery through trial and appeal.

Tim also actively represents clients in bankruptcy litigation, contract disputes, securities matters, civil lawsuits under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and in litigation related to structured financial products, such as residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) and student loan securitizations. Tim also actively counsels clients with respect to environmental, social, and governance (ESG)-related matters.

Tim maintains an active pro bono practice. He has represented members of a Native American church in a religious liberty matter seeking to preserve the sacredness of their place of worship. He also works on the Ukraine Task Force supporting efforts to rebuild Ukraine and has represented victims of human trafficking seeking expunction of offenses incurred while being trafficked.

Prior to attending law school, Tim worked as a senior legislative aide in the Ohio Senate. He is also a proud Eagle Scout within the Boy Scouts of America organization.


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