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Timothy M. Hutter

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Timothy M. Hutter is a partner in our San Diego office, where he practices in the firm's Litigation and Land Use groups. Tim's practice focuses primarily on business and real estate disputes, including contract, construction, joint venture, entitlement, land use and commercial landlord/tenant litigation. Many of his projects and cases involve residential and mixed-use projects, and several invoke California's density bonus law to incorporate and develop affordable housing. Tim also handles cases on appeal, and has successfully represented clients in the California Court of Appeal and the California Supreme Court.


  • Build San Diego PAC, Board member 2015-2018, Chair 2017-2018
  • Building Industry Association (BIA), y|GEN Board member 2013-2017
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI), San Diego/Tijuana, Member of Residential Council 2015-2017, and Small-Scale Infill Development Council 2016-2018
  • State Bar of California
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California's Pro Bono Panel

Community Activities

  • City of San Diego's Historical Resources Board (appointed by Mayor Kevin Faulconer and confirmed by City Council in July 2016); Board Vice Chair since March 2017
  • Life Choices Pregnancy Center, Poway, California, Member of Board of Directors
  • Allen Matkins Community Outreach Committee
  • St. Michael's Catholic Church, Poway, California
  • UCLA Real Estate Law Association, Student Mentor (2015-2017)
  • Yale Latino Alumni Association, Member of Latino Alumni Prize Committee (2015)
  • Yale Club of San Diego, member
  • Yale Alumni Schools Committee, member


  • Building Industry Association of San Diego Icon Award Winner – BIA Associate of the Year (2016, 2018)
  • Named to San Diego Business Journal's Next Top Business Leaders Under 40 (2018)
  • Named to San Diego Metro's San Diego's Best Attorneys (2018)
  • Named to San Diego Metro's 40 under 40 (2017 & 2018)
  • Named to The Daily Transcript’s 40 under 40 (2017 & 2018)
  • Named to The Daily Transcript’s Top 50 Influential Leaders in San Diego (2018)
  • Building Industry Association of San Diego Icon Award Finalist – BIA Associate of the Year (2015)
  • Building Industry Association of San Diego Icon Award Winner – Rookie of the Year (2014)
  • Featured as Rising Star of the Month in the February 2014 edition of the Attorney Journal, San Diego edition
  • Finalist for the San Diego Business Journal's 2013 and 2014 Emerging Generation Awards (25 in their 20s) 
  • Named to The Daily Transcript's Young Attorneys (2012)
 Rising Star of the Month - Timothy Hutter


Tim received a B.A. in political science from Yale University in 2006. He received his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law in 2009. During law school, Tim worked as a law clerk for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office and volunteered with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • All California State Courts
  • U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California