Timothy Allen Moran
Timothy Allen Moran
Timothy Allen Moran is a superstar in the pro bono world. In May 2009, he contacted CLSMF’s Volunteer Lawyers Project, and said he was interested in helping low-income clients facing foreclosure. He was referred to the Housing Unit managing attorney, who provided him with foreclosure defense litigation training. Since he completed his training, he has been working to at assist low-income families facing foreclosure.
In addition to becoming an expert in foreclosure defense, Moran became a certified housing counselor and performed those duties for Community Legal Services’ low-income clients as well. He trained law students from Florida A&M University and other volunteer attorneys in housing counseling and foreclosure litigation; served as a liaison between Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida and the FAMU College of Law; attended Alex Sink Foreclosure Workshops throughout the CLSMF service area, coordinated efforts with other nonprofits; volunteered at foreclosure legal advice clinics where clients were provided legal advice and pro se assistance with foreclosure pleadings; appeared at summary judgment hearings; provided full representation; co-counseled with staff attorneys; and counseled clients during mediations. His work prevented countless families from becoming homeless in Community Legal Services’ 12-county service area.
From May 2009 until present, Moran has donated more than 800 hours of pro bono time assisting more than 150 low-income clients. In addition, he regularly staffs CLSMF foreclosure and bankruptcy legal advice clinics and provides advice and pro se assistance to clinic attendees. He is also assisting clients with probate and estate planning matters. Moran now has his own law firm, The Law Office of Timothy A. Moran, providing clients assistance in these areas of practice.
Moran was born with cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. He is unable to write but worked with FAMU law students, who took notes during client interviews. These students learned valuable client interview skills in addition to providing assistance to Moran. He continues to co-counsel with FAMU and assist FAMU’s Housing Clinic’s Oral Evaluations each semester.
Moran has demonstrated his ability to get the job done. No task is too great or too small for him. He has a can-do attitude and a great sense of humor. He has also been instrumental in helping Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida recruit and train other volunteer attorneys. He was recently honored as Seminole County Champion of Justice at Community Legal services of Mid-Florida’s pro bono awards breakfast and was also awarded The Florida Bar Young Lawyer’s Division Pro Bono service award in 2012.