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Attorney Tim Van Ronzelen

Attorney Tim Van Ronzelen


Tim Van Ronzelen, along with Matt Clement & Kari Schulte, formed the law firm of Clement, Van Ronzelen & Schulte on January 1, 2021. The group was grateful to quickly add Attorney Josh Moore to the team.

Tim graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law in 1995 where he earned his J.D. degree with Order of Coif honors. While at the University of Missouri, he served as the Lead Articles Editor of the University of Missouri Law Review.

In 1995, Tim joined the St. Louis international law firm of Armstrong Teasdale.  While at Armstrong Teasdale, he represented multinational corporations in state and federal court.  Some of the corporations he represented included Anheuser Bush, Pennzoil, and Union Electric.  Tim has a natural interest in medicine and biology and began his career defending physicians and hospitals in medical malpractice cases including the BJC Health system and its physicians.  He also represented clients in complex commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation.

Despite being a new law school graduate at the time, Tim was assigned by Armstrong Teasdale partners to try cases, take depositions, and oversee expert inspections, while other attorneys with his level of experience were resigned to working inside the library.

In the late 1990s, Tim and his growing family moved to Jefferson City, Missouri to join the prominent law firm of Cook, Vetter, Doerhoff & Landwehr.  At Cook Vetter, Tim continued to excel at litigating cases and started earning statewide recognition for his success on behalf of his clients.  Tim litigated numerous class action matters and multi district litigation matters.  He was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Missouri Lawyers Weekly and was also placed on the Board of Governors of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys.

Tim now primarily focuses his law practice on complex litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, along with serving as general counsel to associations on both the national and state levels.

Tim regularly represents clients in complex litigation involving financial services, intellectual property, professional negligence, and employment discrimination.  He has experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in these matters.  This includes cases which require the review and production of thousands of pages of documents, electronically stored information, and expert witnesses in various specialties.

CVRS and Tim Van Ronzelen serve as general counsel to Clean Fuels Alliance America, a national trade association located in Jefferson City.  Tim advises Clean Fuels on various aspects including litigation, intellectual property litigation and licenses, board governance, and personnel matters.

Since 1998, Tim has represented the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers who are members of the Missouri State Troopers’ Association.  He regularly represents troopers on a statewide basis in officer-involved shootings and other administrative law settings.

Tim resides in Wardsville, Missouri, with his wife, Sandy.  Tim and Sandy, who are high school sweethearts and married shortly after graduation, have two adult children. Their daughter is in medical school while their son works in the financial services industry.  Outside of work, Tim and Sandy enjoy spending time together at their home on the Lake of the Ozarks and like to boat and fish with friends.  Tim stays active physically as well, having taken part in several triathlons.  Tim actively participates in community activities, including serving on the Blair Oaks School Board for two terms, being a member of the Wardsville Lion’s Club, and other associations with purposes of bettering the community, such as MADD.  He has provided legal advice to MADD and drunk driving victims for decades.  Tim is a frequent speaker and writer for the Missouri Bar and the Cole County Bar Association, through which he educates and updates other attorneys in areas of civil litigation and trial practice, including the Annual Update on the Law.

Bar Admissions: Admitted to bar, 1995, Missouri; U.S. District Court, Western and Eastern Districts of Missouri.

Education: University of Missouri-St. Louis (B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1992); University of Missouri at Columbia (J.D. 1995).

Honors: Order of the Coif. Lead Articles Editor. Missouri Law Review, 1994-1995.

Professional Memberships: Cole County Bar Association and The Missouri Bar.

Awards and Distinctions:

Multiple Super Lawyer designations 2010-2022

Multiple Top Attorneys in Missouri & Kansas designations– as published in KC Magazine

Outstanding Young Lawyers Award

Defender of Patient Safety Award

Chairman of the Federal Practice Committee -U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion-Platinum designation

Tim Van Ronzelen in the Media:

Tim Van Ronzelen prevails in argument before Missouri Supreme Court on behalf of blind woman discriminated against by Dollar Tree.




Tim Van Ronzelen quoted in story regarding misfilled prescriptions


Tim Van Ronzelen represents Missouri State Trooper










Tim Van Ronzelen represents thousands of Applebee’s employees


Tim Van Ronzelen represents consumers and makes national news




Jefferson City News Tribune Stories


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