Meet Tim Spangler
Tim Spangler, a Sacramento personal injury attorney, is an associate attorney at the Demas Law Group, P.C.
Tim graduated from the University of California, Davis, with a Bachelor of Arts in English and was a four-year Varsity water polo player. In 1993, he received his law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco where he graduated in the top 2% of his class.
Tim has been a practicing civil litigator for 25 years. He began his practice at an insurance defense law firm in San Jose and then served as a Deputy City Attorney at the San Jose City Attorney’s Office, representing the City in an array of litigated matters in state and federal court. In 1998, he became trial counsel for the Sacramento Regional Transit District where he handled over 500 cases and tried numerous cases to verdict, including motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, and wrongful death. From 2014 to 2018 Tim served as Chief Counsel for RT. Responsible for all legal affairs of the District (including handling complex litigated cases), Tim also managed the agency’s Risk Management Department (including third-party claims, insurance, and worker’s compensation) and served as a member of RT’s Executive Management Team.
“Nothing beats preparation and being well-prepared to take a case to trial is the best way to achieve a great result for my clients, whether through settlement or a verdict.”- Tim Spangler
Tim's Awards and Accolades
During his time at RT, Tim had a number of cases opposing John Demas and was impressed with John’s persistence, legal skill, and genuine concern for his clients. When John offered Tim the opportunity to join Demas Law Group, he jumped at it. Now, bringing his “insider” knowledge to bear for those injured by the negligence of others, he is a formidable and fearless advocate for his clients.
Tim has been granted membership to The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a respected professional organization with exclusive membership limited to less than 1% of the country’s civil attorneys. ABOTA membership is by invitation only—extended to attorneys distinguished for their trial experience, high personal character, and professional reputation.
Tim grew up in Davis and has worked in Sacramento for the last 20 years. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He and his wife are musicians and their band plays locally and has been nominated for two Sacramento Area Music Awards.
- Education & Certification
- Professional Affiliations
Education & Certification
- University of California (B.A. English)
- Golden Gate University School of Law (J.D. 1993)
- The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)