Tim Mathews is a partner in the firm’s Haverford office. He has been described as “among the most capable and experienced lawyers in the country” in consumer class action litigation. Chambers v. Whirlpool, 214 F. Supp 3d 877 (C.D.Cal. 2016). He is also an experienced appellate attorney in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits, as well as the Supreme Court of California. Representative cases in which Mr. Mathews has held a lead role include:
- Rodman v. Safeway, Inc. (N.D.Cal.) – $42 million judgment against Safeway, Inc., representing 100% of damages plus interest for grocery delivery overcharges.
- Ardon v. City of Los Angeles (Superior Court, County of Los Angeles) – $92.5 million tax refund settlement with the City of Los Angeles after winning landmark decision in the Supreme Court of California securing the rights of taxpayers to file class-wide tax refund claims under the CA Government Code.
- McWilliams v. City of Long Beach (Superior Court, County of Los Angeles) – $16.6 million telephone tax refund settlement.
- Granados v. County of Los Angeles – $16.9 million telephone tax refund settlement.
- In re 24 Hour Fitness Prepaid Memberships. Litig. (N.D.Cal.) – Full-relief settlement providing over $8 million in refunds and an estimated minimum of $16 million in future rate reductions, for class of consumers who purchased prepaid gym memberships.
- Chambers v. Whirlpool Corp. (C.D.Cal.) – Settlement providing 100% of repair costs and other benefits for up to 24 million dishwashers that have an alleged propensity to catch fire due to a control board defect.
- Livingston v. Trane U.S. Inc. (D.N.J.) – multimillion-dollar settlement providing repair reimbursements, extended warranty coverage, and free service for owners of defective air conditioners.
- In re Apple iPhone Warranty Litig. (N.D.Cal.) – $53 million settlement in case alleging improper iPhone warranty denials; class members received on average 118% of their damages.
- In re Colonial Bancgroup, Inc.– Settlements totaling $18.4 million for shareholders in securities lawsuit involving one of the largest U.S. bank failures of all time.
- International Fibercom (D.Ariz.) – Represented plaintiff in insurance coverage actions against D&O carriers arising out of securities fraud claims; achieved a near-full recovery for the plaintiff.
- In re Mutual Funds Investment Litigation, MDL 1586 (D.Md.) – Lead Fund Derivative Counsel in the multidistrict litigation arising out of the market timing and late trading scandal of 2003, which involved seventeen mutual fund families and hundreds of parties, and resulted in over $250 million in settlements.
Mr. Mathews graduated from Rutgers School of Law-Camden with high honors, where he served as Lead Marketing Editor for the Rutgers Journal of Law & Religion, served as a teaching assistant for the Legal Research and Writing Program, received the 1L legal Writing Award, and received a Dean’s Merit Scholarship and the Hamerling Merit Scholarship. He received his B.A. from Rutgers University-Camden in 2000 with highest honors, where he was inducted into the Athenaeum honor society.
Mr. Mathews also serves as Co-Chair of the Planning Commission for the township of Lower Merion. His pro bono work has included representation of the Holmesburg Fish and Game Protective Association in Philadelphia. He also served on the Amicus Committee for the National Association of Shareholder and Consumer Attorneys (NASCAT) for over ten years.