Arthur Chapman Timothy J. Carrigan
  • Timothy J. Carrigan
  • Shareholder
  • Co-Chair - Fire Litigation | Co-Chair - Product Liability
  • Arthur Chapman Kettering Smetak & Pikala, P.A.
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 612-375-5905  direct dial
  • 612-339-7655  fax

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Tim defends product manufacturers, railroads, contractors and fuel gas industry clients in cases involving property damage and serious personal injuries. With experience in the industry and an engineering education, Tim is a quick-study when it comes to learning about technical issues in complex cases. 

Every case is different. Tim has the skills and experience to tell simple cases and complex cases apart. He places special emphasis, at the start of each case, on selecting the right resources to ensure that each client will receive a well-planned, well-executed and cost-effective defense.  

When Tim is not in the office or driving his children to birthday parties and sporting events, he is known to brew an occasional batch of beer. 

Rising Star®, Minnesota Law & Politics, 2014


  • “Emerging and Expected COVID-19 Tort Theories and Issues,” Webinar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., May 2020
  • “Fire Cases From Start to Finish,” National Business Institute, May 2018
  • "The First 72: A Railroad's Duty to Preserve Evidence," Railroad Accident Investigation Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., October 2015


William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2004, (Honors: cum laude) 
University of Minnesota, B.S., 2001, (Chemical Engineering)

Bar Admissions

Minnesota, 2004
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2007
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2006
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2009
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
Minnesota State Bar Association
Minnesota Propane Gas Association
Propane Gas Defense Association
Ramsey County Bar Association



Practice Areas

Legal Team