University of Pittsburgh

Timothy C. Wolfson

Adjunct Professor of Law

Tim Wolfson is a shareholder and member of the Environmental Services and Energy & Natural Resources Groups of Babst Calland. Mr. Wolfson’s practice focuses on environmental and tort litigation involving technical and science issues. At the outset of his career, Mr. Wolfson was involved in several landmark environmental cases and has significant experience litigating large-scale cost recovery cases under RCRA, CERCLA and state law statutes, and also in defending clients in mass tort and class action cases involving chemical exposure issues. Through these cases he has gained significant experience litigating issues associated with environmental sciences and toxicology. As a result of his experience, Mr. Wolfson frequently counsels his environmental clients on science-based issues such as public health assessments, analytical methodology and development of health-based chemical reference doses. In that capacity, he regularly interacts with science and technical professionals and representatives of state and federal agencies, including the U.S. EPA, Pennsylvania DEP and the federal ATSDR.

Mr. Wolfson has litigated civil cases before numerous federal and state courts and administrative tribunals, including the United States District Courts and Courts of Appeals in several states, the Pennsylvania Common Pleas and Commonwealth Courts, the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board and the Ohio Environmental Review Appeals Commission. He has had significant experience in alternative dispute resolution proceedings involving various ADR organizations, including arbitrations and mediations involving the American Arbitration Association and JAMS, as well as court-annexed and private arbitration and mediation. Mr. Wolfson offers his services as a neutral in non-binding mediation.

Education

Mr. Wolfson earned his B.S. summa cum laude in Business Administration with an emphasis in Business Information Systems from Robert Morris College in 1988, and his J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1992. Mr. Wolfson was Business Editor of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review and was elected for membership to the Order of the Coif. While in law school, he won the Murray S. Love Trial Moot Court Competition. Mr. Wolfson served fifteen years as a member of the Board of Governors for the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Alumni Association, and is a Past President of that organization. Mr. Wolfson is the firm’s representative to the EU-based International Practice Group, and counsels clients on issues involving cross-border regulation of chemicals, including REACH. Mr. Wolfson regularly speaks to professional and industry groups on legal issues involving toxicology and environmental science, and also on computer technology, software licensing and the internet.

Selected Publications

  • Bytner, Timothy S. and Wolfson, Timothy C.  “Testing Science via the Information Quality Act,” Toxic Torts Newsletter, DRI, Volume 14, Issue 2, October 7, 2011.
  • Bytner, Timothy S. and Wolfson, Timothy C.  “The Information Quality Act: Another Tool for Young Lawyers,” The Environmental Litigator, American Bar Association, Spring 2011.
  • Wolfson, Timothy C., Steven F. Baicker-McKee and Antonino Legeza. “‘Lone Pine’ Orders and Their Effect on Toxic Tort Litigation,” Civil Litigation Update, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Volume 11, No. 4, Fall 2006.
  • Wolfson, Timothy, co-author and guest lecturer, “Copyright and Technology: Fair Use and the P2P Revolution,” Carnegie Mellon University, Current Issues in Cyberlaw course, April 2004.
  • Wolfson, Timothy, co-author and presenter, “Issues at the Intersection of Open Source Software & Government Rights in Software,” Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute, Fall 2003.
  • Wolfson, Timothy, author and presenter, “Characteristics of Open Source Software,” Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Contract Management Association, Fall 2003.
  • Wolfson, Timothy, author and presenter, “The Security and Privacy Provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Modernization Act,” Pittsburgh FBI Infragard Chapter, April 2003.
  • Wolfson, Timothy, author and presenter, “US Laws Impacting International E-Commerce,” EU-LEX Conference, Rome, October 2001.
  • Wolfson, Timothy, co-author and presenter, “Third Party and Open Source License Agreements,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute No, 2001-02977, November 2001.
  • Wolfson, Timothy, co-author and presenter, “E-Audits, Due Diligence and Document Management Systems,”  The Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County, Pennsylvania, August 2001.   
  • Wolfson, Timothy, editor and presenter, “The Uniform Electronic Transactions Act and Legislative  Developments,”  Pennsylvania Bar Institute No, 2000-2575, July 2000.
  • Wolfson, Timothy, co-author, “Pennsylvania Provides Ethics Opinion on Attorney Use of E-Mail,” 124 Pittsburgh Legal Journal 76, April 22, 1998.
  • Wolfson, Timothy,  “Selected Recent Developments Pertaining to the Practice of Environmental Law Before Pennsylvania’s Federal Courts,”  Pennsylvania Bar Institute No, 1995-1014, November 1995.
  • Wolfson, Timothy, co-author, “RCRA’s Imminent Hazard Citizen Suit Provision After the Ninth Circuit’s Ruling in ‘Meghrig’,” 10 Toxic Law Reporter 81, June 21, 1995.
  • Wolfson, Timothy, co-author, “An Overview of the Integration of RCA’s Imminent Hazard Citizen Suit Provision with CERCLA’s Cost Recovery Provisions After KFC Western v, Meghrig,” 25 Environment Reporter 2550, April 28, 1995.

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Selected Professional Activities

Mr. Wolfson is a member of DRI’s Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Committee, the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA), and the American Chemical Society (ACS).

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