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Timothy J. Coley is Counsel in the Washington, DC office of Buckley LLP. Mr. Coley represents whistleblowers and individuals who have been retaliated against by their employers for protected activity, including after reporting fraud and other illegal conduct. Mr. Coley has extensive experience in state and federal court practice nationwide, representing both corporate and individual clients. In addition to his expertise in representing whistleblowers and wrongly-terminated individuals, Mr. Coley also represents individuals and companies in government investigations and enforcement matters.

Prior to joining Buckley, Mr. Coley was an Associate for a Washington, DC law firm, where his practice focused on complex commercial litigation. After graduating from law school, Mr. Coley clerked for Chief Judge James A. Beaty, Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.

Mr. Coley received his J.D. from the University of North Carolina in 2009 (with honors), where he was an Executive Articles Editor for the North Carolina Law Review. He received his B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 2005.



  • J.D., University of North Carolina, 2009 (with honors)
  • B.A., University of Minnesota, 2005


  • District of Columbia
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

Government Service

    • Law Clerk, Hon. James A. Beaty, Jr., U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina

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