Timothy Nolen

Timothy Nolen

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Timothy Nolen is an Associate at Tesser, Ryan & Rochman, LLP. Mr. Nolen has a broad range of experience representing clients in New York State and Federal court litigation, administrative and regulatory disputes, and professional liability proceedings.

At Tesser, Ryan & Rochman, Mr. Nolen has represented large and small businesses in a variety of litigation matters ranging from commercial contract disputes to alleged breaches of fiduciary and professional obligations.  He has researched and prepared court briefings on complex commercial litigations matters such as the enforceability of certain oral business agreements, the pleading requirements for the Federal Racketeering Influence and Corrupt Organizations Act, the enforceability of arbitration clauses, and the scope of attorneys’ and financial professionals’ obligations to clients and third parties.

In the administrative and professional liability practices, Mr. Nolen has represented a variety of different types of professionals in disciplinary and licensing proceedings and has handled a number of administrative appeals before the State Supreme Court and administrative bodies.  Mr. Nolen’s representation of clients in disciplinary matters has included representation of attorneys, doctors, nurses, and many other licensed professionals.  He has successfully appealed a number of adverse administrative determinations to the State Supreme Court and the Appellate Division.  Mr. Nolen has also been published multiple times concerning the complexities of New York State administrative appeals procedure.

Prior to his association with Tesser, Ryan & Rochman, Mr. Nolen worked for the Kings County District Attorney’s Office and the New York County District Attorney’s Office in the Appeals Bureau.  Before attending law school, Mr. Nolen was an All-American springboard diver at Williams College. He graduated with honors from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2010, where he served on the Journal of Law and Gender and the Bet Tzedek Legal Services Clinic.

Mr. Nolen has been published in the Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender and is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers Association.

Mr. Nolen is from Ware, Massachusetts and is licensed to practice law in the states of New York and Massachusetts and before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.


 Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, NY with honors

 Williams College, Williamstown, MA


 “‘Illegal’ Conduct Under Rule 1.2: When Does Advice to a Client Violate an Attorney’s Ethical Obligations?” New York Legal Ethics Reporter (2015)

 “Does the UCC § 2-306 Limitation Apply to Overestimates?” New York Law Journal (2014)

 “Do New York State Courts Apply the ‘Chevron’ Two-Step for Deferring to Agencies?” New York Law Journal (2014)

 “When is an Administrative Determination ‘Final’?” New York Law Journal (2013)

 “Attorney Fees and Administrative Appeals” New York Law Journal (2013)

 “Application of Res Judicata Following Article 78 Proceedings” New York Law Journal (2013)

 “Collateral Effects of Article 78 Findings on Subsequent Litigation” New York Law Journal (2013)

 “Smacking Lesson: How the Council of Europe’s Ban on Corporal Punishment Could Serve as a Model for the United States” Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender (2010)

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