Tim Gumkowski

Staff Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice

Tel (718) 254-0700 x118

Tim discovered his passion for criminal defense working as a student attorney in his law school’s criminal defense clinic and during an internship with the Rhode Island Public Defender. Through these opportunities, Tim became the first student in the state of Rhode Island to try a criminal jury trial, a trial that resulted in a full acquittal for Tim’s client, and argued before the Rhode Island Supreme Court. Tim also competed in several national trial advocacy competitions and volunteered his services for the New England Innocence Project. After serving as Executive Notes and Comments Editor for the Law Review, Tim graduated magna cum laude from Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island.

Prior to joining Brooklyn Defender Services, Tim worked for two years as a law clerk at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, where his worked focused on criminal appeals, habeas corpus, immigration, and civil rights. Tim holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina.

After being inspired by, among others, Ms. Elle Woods, Tim left a successful career in the food and beverage industry to pursue his legal career. Today, Tim cannot imagine himself doing anything other than fighting the good fight on behalf of his clients. He does, however, admit that he sometimes harkens back to the carefree days of tossing pizzas and getting paid to taste wine.