Timothy P. Prince
Timothy P. Prince practices in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, class actions, wrongful termination, real estate and general civil litigation and appeals.
Prince was born in the Inland Empire, the son of Ralph H. Prince (1925-2003), who was elected seven times as City Attorney of San Bernardino, the longest tenure in the City's history. Tim Prince graduated with Highest Honors in the 100th graduating class from San Bernardino High School. Upon earning Gannett Foundation, Rotary Life, and other academic scholarships, Prince attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated with Highest Honors and Distinction in Scholarship in Political Science.
Prince's legal career began early when he spent his summers in college working for the San Bernardino County District Attorney Victim/Witness program and the San Bernardino County Law Library. Prince attended the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he again received a number of scholarships, including the John Lewis King scholarship of the San Bernardino County Bar Association and the Leonard Family scholarship. He served as law review editor and earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1990. He worked for California Supreme Court Justice Marcus Kaufman, who was appointed to the high court from San Bernardino.
Prince has served the public and legal profession for over 30 years, practicing law with former San Bernardino County Bar Association presidents Caywood Borror, James Dunn, Richard Scott, and M. Stanford Tomlinson. Borror and Tomlinson both received the prestigious James B. Surr Award, the highest honor of the local bar. For the last twenty years, Prince has been a partner at Tomlinson, Nydam & Prince, LLP in San Bernardino, now Tomlinson & Prince, responsible for major product liability, wrongful termination, and personal injury litigation, representing both injured persons and businesses. His many courtroom victories include a jury verdict on behalf of a 58-year-old employee fired by a San Francisco engineering firm.
He has been active in many local civic organizations such as the Rotary Club of San Bernardino, where he served as President, Director of the Downtown Business Association, Community Action Fund Director of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties and Habitat for Humanity, where he served as President. Mr. Prince also currently serves as President of the Native Sons of the Golden West Arrowhead Parlor 110, Board Member of the San Bernardino City Library Foundation and Parliamentarian of the Veterans Caucus of the California Democratic Party. His past offices also include Club President of the California Alumni Association as well as Resolutions Chair of the San Bernardino County Bar Association. Prince served as Judge Pro Tempore of the San Bernardino Superior Court. He donates his time and legal experience to the Legal Aid Clinic of San Bernardino and California State University San Bernardino Legal Clinic.
Prince was honored in 2021 and 2022 as San Bernardino County's Best Attorney in the fields of Personal Injury, Accidents and General Practice by the Readers Choice Awards of the San Bernardino Sun. He was recognized as Citizen of Achievement by the League of Women Voters. He founded and served as Chair of the San Bernardino Summit, a city-wide event that revitalized civic pride. Prince authored and fought for the eventual passage of a smoking ordinance in San Bernardino, which made that City a leader in public health. His outstanding work was recognized by an award from the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health. He was chair of the campaign defeating Measure S, a property tax proposal that would have significantly impacted San Bernardino businesses as well as individuals.