Timothy P. Delabar

Attorney | Dallas/Fort Worth

Biography

Tim Delabar is an attorney in Cokinos | Young’s Dallas Office. Tim’s practice is primarily focused on insurance coverage, commercial litigation, and related appellate matters. His experience includes litigating matters before federal and state courts in Texas and surrounding states as well as on appeals to the Fifth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals, Texas Supreme Court, and numerous intermediate appellate courts in Texas.

Tim has experience as both first and second chair and has taken cases to verdict in state and federal courts representing both plaintiffs and defendants. His appellate experience reinforces that appeals are won or lost at the trial court and Tim takes to heart Professor Gerald Powell’s advice that a good trial lawyer is a good record-smith. Whether it is forum battles, dispositive motions, evidentiary disputes, or the jury charge, Tim works tirelessly to position cases to ensure successful outcomes at the trial court and to defend those successes on appeal.

Tim sharpens his appellate and litigation skills by constantly exploring evolving areas of the law. The St. Mary’s Law Journal recently published Tim’s argument in favor of expanding mandamus review to the denial of no-evidence summary judgment motions, something the Texas Supreme Court has traditionally found unsuitable for mandamus review.

Tim received his J.D. from Baylor Law School, where he competed in the National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare & Adoption Law where he made it to the semi-finals. Tim also competed in Baylor Law’s intra-school moot court competition where he made it to the semi-finals and was named a top-10 overall speaker. As an undergrad at Texas Christian University, Tim majored in Political Science.

Education

  • Baylor Law School – J.D., 2019
  • Texas Christian University – B.S. Political Science, 2015

Publications

  • Author, The Next Thirty Years: Developments in Mandamus Jurisprudence in the Last Thirty Years and Why the General Rule that Mandamus is Unavailable to Review the Denial of Summary Judgment is Inconsistent with Modern Mandamus Jurisprudence Under the In Re Prudential Balancing Test, 55 St. Mary’s L.J. 351 (April 2024).

Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas: Appellate, Construction, Litigation, and Insurance Sections
  • Dallas Bar Association: Appellate, Construction, Professionalism, Tort & Insurance Practice, and Trial Skills Sections
  • American Bar Association: Litigation, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice, and JD Appellate Judges Conference Sections
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court: Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas, District of New Mexico, Western District of Oklahoma, Western District of Tennessee
  • United States Courts of Appeals of the Fifth and Tenth Circuits

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