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Diana K. Cochrane
Stuart D. Colburn
Jay R. Downs
R. Christopher Esson
R. Lynn Fielder
D. Rynn Freiling
John V. Fundis
Adrienne Gasser
Christine B. Karcher
Tab H. Keener
Christopher M. Losey
Frances A. Lout
Charles E. Morse
Rodney M. Patterson
Pamela E. Pierce
Andrew Z. Schreck
Wendy D. Schrock
Timothy U. Stanford
Lauren H. Strax

Jeremy J. Cook
Janice G. Menzies
M. Gaddy Wells

Tim Stanford

Timothy U. Stanford

As managing partner and shareholder of Downs . Stanford, Mr. Stanford is frequently sought for his vast knowledge of Workers' Compensation law and subrogation, especially cases that have proceeded into district or county court. He is board certified in Workers' Compensation Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Rounding out his extensive practice, Mr. Stanford handles cases related to insurance defense, including liability, coverage, and general litigation for both first- and third-party cases. He also handles litigation involving non-subscriber claims. In addition to his professional achievements, Mr. Stanford is a member of Washington and Lee University's athletic hall of fame, having earned All-American accolades in swimming and water polo.

Bar Admissions

  • State of Texas (1989)
  • United States District Court--Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel


  • St. Mary's University, J.D., 1989
  • Washington and Lee University, B.A., 1986
    Inductee: Athletic Hall of Fame, 2002

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified in Workers' Compensation Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Published Cases

  • Charles Estel v. Bigelow Management, Inc. et al.;
    Cause No. 4:04CV311; U.S. District Court, Eastern District, Sherman
  • Frances A. Dalton v. Pace Realty Corporation;
    CC-05–1991-b; In the County Court at Law No. 2, Dallas County, Texas
  • Arturo Richards v. Bigelow Management, Inc., dba Budget Suites of America; Docket No. 05-06-00213- CV; In the 5th Court of Appeals, Dallas County, Texas


  • “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