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Timothy J. St. George


    Tim is a Partner at Troutman Pepper. Tim’s practice includes the representation of clients in federal and state courts, at both the trial and appellate levels. Tim focuses his practice in the areas of complex litigation and business disputes, financial services litigation, and consumer litigation.

    Tim is a nationally-recognized expert on issues relating to the Fair Credit Reporting Act and employment background screening, as well as class action litigation. Tim currently teaches the basic and advanced FCRA certification courses for the Professional Background Screening Association, which is the leading trade association for background screening companies and employers conducting screening. Tim also serves as outside general counsel for several background screening companies.  

    In 2018, Tim was one of only five attorneys nationwide to be designated as a Law360 Rising Star in the field of consumer law, which identified attorneys whose legal accomplishments “transcend” their age. That same year and again in 2019 and 2020, he was also identified by Benchmark Litigation as one of the top attorneys under the age of 40 in the country.

    Tim has written and spoken nationally on issues relating to complex litigation, background screening and consumer protection. He has been quoted in publications such as the National Law JournalThe Business Lawyer (American Bar Association), the Society for Human Resource ManagementLaw360The Practical Litigator (American Law Institute), and the Practical Law Journal. He has led national compliance and litigation seminars/webinars on class actions, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), class action litigation, and consumer protection.

    Tim has experience in all phases of complex litigation, including serving as lead trial counsel in federal and state courts, where he has secured both jury verdicts and defense judgments for his clients. He has substantial class action experience, having served as counsel in connection with dozens of proposed class cases. He has also been lead counsel in consumer arbitrations.

    Tim has also served as counsel on successful appeals before the Supreme Court of Virginia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

    Tim previously served as a law clerk to the Hon. Robert E. Payne of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

    Tim is currently serving as President of the Richmond, Virginia Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

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