According to Tim’s biography, he has had an eclectic career. His father was in the U.S. Navy when he was a child, so his fantasy when he left home was to find a home town. Austin, Texas, qualified as that home town, and he’s been in Austin since 1970, except as he puts it, “with a few years off to make certain that this is where I wanted to call home.”
His career has had a certain circuitous flavor to it. Tim graduated in 1970 from a Jesuit High School in Dallas, and in 1974 from Richland Community College in the Dallas area, after attending Tyler Jr. College for a semester while he did tree work outside Frankston, Texas.
He returned to Austin in 1975, finally graduating in 1978, with a degree in Humanities, and a concentration in Journalism courses from the University of Texas. During this time he wrote for several publications, including the Dallas Morning News, KUT-FM’s Listen Magazine and the Austin Sun. While writing for the Texas Observer (under then editor Jim Hightower) Tim won some national awards for economic stories (taxing and bank-holding companies).
Figuring that he needed to know more about how people thought the world worked, he attended the LBJ School of Public Affairs from 1979 to 1982, where he received his Master’s degree, with his thesis entitled A Case Study of Decentralized Power Systems and Municipal Politics, Austin, Texas; 1979 to 1981.
“I guess you could say that I know something about this town.” states Tim.
Tim entered the South Texas College of Law in 1989, receiving his law degree in 1991, with course work at the University of Texas School of Law. He passed the bar and received his license to practice law in Texas in 1992.
Today, Tim is a trained attorney, mediator, and counselor at law. His mediation training includes the course authorized by the Texas Dispute Resolution Act for 40-hours of classroom time; this particular course was taught at the Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution at the University of Texas School of Law.
* Authorized to practice law in Texas State and Federal Courts
* Member of Bar, State of Texas, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, New Orleans, La., and United States Supreme Court, Washington, D.C.
* Member of Bar, all Federal District Courts in Texas
* Certified as an Attorney Ad Litem by the State of Texas
* Certified to be on the Travis County Juvenile Attorney Appointment list since 2002, and other Travis County lists regarding family law.
Tim can be contacted through his website at http://mahoneylawaustin.com
Favorite Quote: “Strength does not come from physical capacity, it comes from an indomitable will.” – Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)