Timothy U. Stanford

Timothy U. Stanford


As managing partner and shareholder of Downs & Stanford, P.C., Mr. Stanford is frequently sought for his vast knowledge of personal injury, employers’ liability, workers’ compensation law, non-subscriber claims, and subrogation cases. Tim represents clients in all phases of claims and has particular expertise in litigating cases that have proceeded into district or county court. Tim is board certified in Workers’ Compensation Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Rounding out his extensive practice, Tim’s docket includes cases related to insurance defense which includes liability, coverage, and general litigation for both first-party and third-party cases.

In addition to his professional achievements, Tim is a member of Washington and Lee University’s Athletic Hall of Fame, having earned All-American accolades in swimming and water polo.

  • State of Texas (1989)
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court - Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • St. Mary's University, J.D., 1989
  • Washington and Lee University, B.A., 1986
    Inductee: Athletic Hall of Fame, 2001
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Board Certified in Workers' Compensation Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Charles Estel v. Bigelow Management, Inc. et al., 323 B.R. 918 (E.D. Tex. 2005).
  • Frances A. Dalton v. Pace Realty Corporation, No. 05-05-01490, 2006 WL 2062936 (Tex. App.--Dallas July 26, 2006, no pet.) (mem. op.).
  • Artura Richardson v. Bigelow Management, Inc., dba Budget Suites of America, No. 05-06-00213, 2007 WL 1139775 (Tex. App--Dallas, April 18, 2007, no pet.) (mem. op.).
  • Gregory McElvy, et al. v. Southwestern Correctional LLC, et al, No. 3:19-CV-1264-N, 2020 U.S. Dist., WL 5235741 (N.D. Tex. Sep. 1, 2020)
  • “Hearings, What Do They Entail?” Lorman Education Services seminar on Workers’ Compensations issues in Texas, November 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
  • “Taking a Proactive Approach to Investigating and Guarding Against Workers’ Compensation Fraud,” Industry Seminar, 2003
  • “Subrogation, Joint Employers and Third Party Liability,” Advanced Workers’ Compensation Annual Seminar; Texas Bar Association, Sept. 2004
  • “Third Party Liability: Subrogation Legal Fees”, Advanced Workers’ Compensation Annual Seminar; Texas Bar Association, Sept. 2005
  • “Subrogation and Third Party Liability,” Advanced Workers’ Compensation Annual Seminar; Texas Bar Association, Aug. 2006
  • “House Bill 7 and Implementation of Health Care Networks,” Industry Seminar, Philadelphia, PA, Jan. 2007
  • “Texas Department of Insurance Reform Law and Texas Healthcare Networks,” Industry Seminar, Wilmington, DE, Jan. 2007
  • “Subrogation and the Admissibility of Contested Case and Appeals Panel Decisions,” Advanced Workers’ Compensation Annual Seminar; Texas Bar Association, Aug. 2007
  • “Consumer Protection/Bad Faith,” Industry Seminar, March 2008
  • “Update and Overview of Texas Non-Subscriber Law,” Industry Seminar, June, 2008
  • “Entergy – Is the Owner a General Contractor,” Advanced Workers’ Compensation Annual Seminar, Texas Bar Association, Aug. 2008
  • “The Complexity of Factitious Disorder in Workers’ Compensation,” OSIA Annual Conference, Cleveland OH, June, 2010
  • “Overview of Changes to Workers’ Compensation,” Industry Seminar, Aug. 2010
  • “Subrogation Lien Recovery,” Industry Seminar, April, 2010
  • “The Law of Premises Liability,” Industry Seminar, April, 2010, 2011
  • “Compliance and Practices,” Industry Seminar, Nov., Dec. 2011
  • “Workers’ Compensation – Underwriting Issues,” Industry Seminar, Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 2012
  • “How to Evaluate Liability Suits,” Industry Seminar, April 2013

Practice Specialty:

Defense Litigation, Appeals, & Subrogation,
Workers Compensation,
Insurance Coverage
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