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Timothy A. Sheriff

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"I have always enjoyed helping people in a time of need. Before coming to CR Legal Team, I was a police officer. I believe my experience investigating car crashes, looking for evidence at a crime scene, and talking to witnesses has helped me become a great advocate for my clients to get the best outcome in their cases. I always hope for the best but prepare for the worst.“

With his five years of experience as a police officer in Columbia, South Carolina, Timothy A. Sheriff is a skilled litigation and personal injury attorney in the Charlotte, North Carolina office of CR Legal Team specializing in and focusing on cases of motor vehicle crashes, tractor-trailer or truck crashes, dog bites, and funeral home negligence and mishandling of remains.

Tim’s experience as a police officer has taught him the importance of conducting in-depth investigations to ensure all favorable facts are preserved, all witnesses are located, and all those responsible for causing his clients’ injuries are held accountable. Tim takes pride in getting to know his clients and in listening to their concerns so that he can argue for fair compensation for all their damages.

Tim earned his Bachelor of Science degree from The University of South Carolina at Columbia and earned his Juris Doctor from Charlotte School of Law. While in law school, he competed as a member of the Moot Court Honor Board in a significant number of trial and appellate competitions. Tim also met his wife while in law school and truly enjoys spending time with her and their son, their two Australian Shepherds, and his family as they take every opportunity to travel and experience new things. He also enjoys working out, hiking, and fishing.

Tim is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the Mecklenburg County Bar Association, the American Association of Justice – Truck Litigation Group, and the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys. He has been admitted to practice law in North Carolina and the United States District Court for the Eastern District Court of North Carolina, the Middle District Court of North Carolina, and the Western District Court of North Carolina. Tim has also been included in The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Attorneys Under 40, sits on the Board of Regents for the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, and now is a Class A Licensed CDL truck driver.


  • The University of South Carolina at Columbia, B.S.
  • Charlotte School of Law, Juris Doctorate

Admissions and Memberships

  • North Carolina State Bar - 2015
  • Federal Western District of North Carolina
  • Federal Middle District of North Carolina
  • Federal Eastern District of North Carolina
  • American Association for Justice
  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys


  • Top 40 under 40 in Personal Injury - 2019
  • North Carolina Legal Elite – 2021 – 2023

  • SuperLawyers Rising Star – 2022 – 2023

  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys – Board Certified


  • Board Certification in Truck Accident Law from National Board of Trial Advocacy - 2021

  • Successful Completion of Class A Commercial Driver’s License Training at Roadwayz CDL School of Instruction - 2022

  • Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) – 2022

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