Timothy R. Stienstraw


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Through his privacy and data protection practice, Tim Stienstraw advises clients on data breach and incident response. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional and is educated in United States and foreign privacy laws, providing him with the knowledge to advise startups and small businesses on data privacy compliance and enforcement matters. Additionally, Tim has worked with many businesses and professionals on commercial litigation matters, navigating and resolving disputes between organizations, and among partners and corporate shareholders.

Recognitions and Memberships


  • Certified Information Privacy Professional – United States (CIPP/US)*

*The Supreme Court of Washington does not recognize certification of specialties and the certificate is not required to practice law in the state of Washington.


  • King County Bar Association
  • QLaw: The LGBT Bar Association of Washington
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington


  • Anti-Defamation League: Glass Leadership Initiative Member (2018 to present)
  • Northwest Children's Foundation

Pro Bono

  • Volunteer attorney at Wayfind Advocates Program, providing legal advice to community nonprofit organizations regarding entity formation and tax-exempt status.

Prior Positions

  • Allegheny County District Attorney's Office: Assistant District Attorney


  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • Washington
  • Pennsylvania


  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2010; Certificate in International and Comparative Law; University of Pittsburgh Law Review Research Editor
  • B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 2007