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Timothy Pfenninger

Timothy Pfenninger


Timothy Pfenninger concentrates his practice on complex commercial, class action, and multi-district litigation. He has significant experience representing domestic and foreign vehicle and component part manufacturers and distributors in state and federal court.  Timothy also represents clients across industries in complex commercial and product liability actions, and represents US and International clients in civil and criminal investigations. Timothy has counseled these clients through all phases of litigation including merits and jurisdictional discovery, dispositive motions practice, and trial.

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and before joining DLA Piper, Timothy served as a law clerk to Judge A. Richard Caputo on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Bar admissionsPennsylvania
CourtsUnited States District Court for the Eastern District of PennsylvaniaUnited States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Representative Experience

  • Defended several multinational automotive and automotive component part manufactures in a variety of national consumer class actions, product liability matters and jurisdictional disputes
  • Defended luxury-brand clothier in a class action, products liability litigation premised on a design and manufacturing defect
  • Defended luxury services company in class action litigation and government investigations related to refund policies employed during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Defended global real estate company in a trial seeking recovery for allegations of fraud related to a multi-million dollar foreign investment
  • Prosecuted federal litigation to recover funds invested in a multi-billion dollar real estate Ponzi scheme
  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School
    Moot Court Board
    Articles Editor, Journal of Business Law
  • B.S., Finance, The College of New Jersey
    summa cum laude


  • The Legal 500 United States
    • Recommended, Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Automotive/Transport (2022-2023)

Pro Bono

Timothy's pro bono practice focuses on issues related to juvenile justice and criminal justice reform. For example, he is currently representing a juvenile sentenced to life in prison without parole as he seeks a new sentence in accord with the United States Supreme Court's decision in Miller v. Alabama (2012).


Media Mentions

Prior Experience

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable A. Richard Caputo, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2017-2018