Tim Gresback practices law in Moscow, Idaho. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, he is one of twelve children. Following his graduations from St. Olaf College in 1983, and the Washington, D.C., public interest Antioch School of Law in 1987, Tim clerked for Idaho Supreme Court Justice Stephen Bistline. He then served as a public defender in Kootenai County.
In private practice since 1991, Tim has taught Trial Advocacy at the University of Idaho College of Law. He served as president of the Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2001) and the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association (2010). Tim not only has been certified as a Criminal Trial Specialist (2005-2015), but is also an ITLA Certified Civil Trial Specialist. He is only the second lawyer in the history of Idaho to attain both certifications. In 2012 Tim was named ITLA Trial Lawyer of the Year. In 2013 Tim was elected as an Idaho State Bar Commissioner. In 2015 Tim served as president of the Idaho State Bar.
Tim’s wife, Dr. Sarah Nelson teaches French at the University of Idaho, where she is an associate professor. Tim enjoys fly fishing trips in his refurbished 1963 Dodge Camper. His most ambitious community project is to help get a full-sized non-profit ice rink built in his hometown of Moscow.