Timothy Brophy focuses his practice on legal matters in business, real estate, estate planning, probate, and trust administration.
Education and Background
A native of Medford and second-generation lawyer, Tim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974 from Stanford University, with honors in History, and his Juris Doctor degree in 1978 from the University of Oregon School of Law.
After law school, Tim began his legal career in Portland, where he practiced in legal fields ranging from commercial, construction, real estate and personal injury litigation to business and real estate transactions. Tim represented companies and individuals engaged in many diverse businesses, including wood products, real estate, construction, manufacturing, agriculture, electronics, communications and international trade. Tim also served as Germany’s Oregon legal counsel, handling legal matters that involved German citizens and interests.
In 1989, Tim returned to the Rogue Valley and joined the partnership that became Brophy, Duhaime, Mills, Schmor, Gerking & Brophy. Tim’s father, Carl Brophy, was a senior member of the firm, and the opportunity to practice with Carl was a major factor in Tim’s decision to return to Medford. After a long and distinguished career, Carl retired in 2002, just short of his eightieth birthday. During Tim’s 24 years in the firm, now known as Brophy Schmor LLP, Tim’s practice narrowed from a mix of transactions, estates and commercial and real estate litigation, to strictly transactional and estates work. In 2014, with the intention of continuing the family tradition of professional excellence and faithful service to clients throughout Oregon, Tim established Brophy Law PC.
The breadth of his legal expertise enables Tim to evaluate potential client liabilities and opportunities, provide exceptional advice and counsel, negotiate favorable transaction terms, and create effective legal documents and solutions for a diverse array of businesses and individual clients.
Throughout his career, Tim has been active in various sections and committees of the Oregon State Bar. He served on the Executive Committee of the Bar’s largest section, the Business Law Section, which provides legal education and support to business lawyers and evaluates and offers recommendations on legislation, rules and regulations affecting Oregon businesses. Earlier, when his practice included trial work, Tim served on the Bar’s Procedure and Practice Committee, which helps develop laws impacting court proceedings and law practice in Oregon, and he was a contributing author of the Bar’s Civil Litigation Manual. Currently, he is a member of the Southern Oregon Estate Planning Council, a forum for education and interaction among legal, accounting, banking, insurance and other professionals. Tim’s memberships include the Oregon State Bar and its Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate and Land Use Sections, and the Jackson County Bar Association.
Tim has served on the boards and committees of many civic, charitable, and religious organizations. He is a Past President and long-time Board Member of Providence Hospital’s Community Health Foundation of Medford, an active member and Past President of the Medford Rotary Club, and a current Board Member of the Rogue Valley Manor Foundation. His commitments have also included work for the Oregon Community Foundation, Columbia-Pacific Council of the Boy Scouts and his Church.
Tim and his wife, Ann, who met while students at Stanford University’s Germany campus, enjoy skiing, hiking, mountain biking, golf, travel and running rivers, particularly if those activities involve their children and extended family. Tim also likes to fish and hunt. He speaks some German and Swedish.