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J.D., University of Colorado,
Order of The Coif, 1981
B.A., The Colorado College,
magna cum laude, 1978


Mr. Schupp is a managing partner and trial lawyer at Gaskins Bennett Birrell Schupp LLP.  He has practiced exclusively as a trial lawyer, concentrating on products liability, commercial litigation, complex insurance coverage and aviation, for over 25 years.

Representative experience of his product liability practice includes service as national trial counsel for a consumer appliance manufacturer. Tim has successfully defended product manufacturers at trial in cases involving catastrophic personal injury, significant property damage and wrongful death. Tim has represented consumer appliance manufacturers, manufacturers of industrial equipment, medical device manufacturers, manufacturers of agricultural products, manufacturers of athletic equipment and HVAC manufacturers. Tim has also counseled clients on issues involving the Consumer Product Safety Commission, including helping clients with product recalls.

Tim’s commercial litigation practice includes claims under the Uniform Commercial Code, non-compete agreements and breach of contract claims. His product liability practice provides a unique perspective to commercial disputes involving product performance and warranty claims.

Schupp’s insurance coverage practice includes both coverage opinions and coverage litigation. He has handled complex cases involving D&O Policies, E&O Policies, Professional Liability Policies and Financial Institution Policies.

Tim’s aviation practice involves the defense of aircraft and component part manufacturers, FBOs, A&P mechanics and pilots in accident cases. Tim is also liability counsel to the public entity that owns and operates the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, and the reliever airports in the seven county Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area.

Professional Recognition

Tim’s peers in the Minnesota bar have repeatedly elected him a “Super Lawyer,” since its inception in 1998.  He was named one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in 2005, 2009, and 2011.

Tim is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.


American College of Trial Lawyers
American Bar Association
Minnesota Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Court Admissions

State of Minnesota
United States District Court, District of Minnesota
United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
United States District Court, District of North Dakota
United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

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Member of the Basilica of St. Mary

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