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Tim provides outstanding client service, employing his experience, knowledge and bi-partisan connections to protect and advance the interests of each of his clients. 

ADVOCACY– “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.”

-Vince Lombardi (1913-1970)


Tim is not frightened by a formidable legislative challenge or by daunting odds.  During the height of Speaker Willie Brown’s term as Speaker, Tim took on the Speaker, then Assembly Leader Jim Brulte, then Assemblymember Richard Polanco and the California Marshals Association and California Judges Association in a fight for the control of the security of Los Angeles Courtrooms.  Tim assembled his own powerful team of Assemblymembers Richard Katz, Pat Nolan and Senator Art Torres, as well as former Los Angeles Sheriff Sherman Block.  After developing a winning plan and strategy, coupled with adroit legislative tactics, Tim was successful in getting then Governor Pete Wilson to sign a bill for his clients, and veto his competitor’s measure.  Afterwards, Sheriff Sherman Block publicly commented at a “victory celebration” that “We wouldn’t be here tonight if it weren’t for the outstanding advocacy of Tim Yaryan.”


GOVERNMENT RELATIONS– “The ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that he actually looks forward to the trip.”

-Anonymous

Tim’s efforts in drafting and coordinating support for Proposition 2, the Clean Water and Water Conservation Bond are an excellent case in point.  At Tim’s insistence, the Administration approved a new “water conservation” element in the legislation authored by then Speaker Leo McCarthy.  After the Legislation passed, Tim coordinated with business groups, environmental organizations, and other state and local agencies in helping organize a campaign in support of the bond measure.  Proposition 2 was on the same ballot as Proposition 13, yet while angry voters overwhelmingly defeated all other spending measures on the ballot, they approved Proposition 2.  Tim’s planning and skillful handling was a major reason why Proposition 2 was the only spending measure approved by the voters that election.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS– “Public opinion is no more than this: What people think that other people think.”

-Alfred Austen (1835 – 1913)

Tim’s adept handling of the media was never more apparent than in the great budget compromise of 2001.  Tim’s clients had tried for decades to get sales tax relief for the sale of propane to California residents.  Tim partnered with agriculture, seniors, and other interests to launch a statewide campaign to demonstrate the difficulties faced by farmers and rural residents.  He then directed, with his client’s active assistance, a letter writing campaign to the media and legislators that generated well over 3,000 letters from California residents and businesses.  After capturing the attention of both the media and the legislators, Tim worked behind the scenes to help broker a bipartisan “budget deal” that not only included propane sales tax relief for rural homeowners and renters, but also included significant tax breaks for clean burning propane for many agricultural users as well.

The Law Offices of Tim Yaryan.
Mailing Address: The 11th and L Building at
1127 11th Street, Suite 210, Sacramento, CA 95814;
O: (916) 552-6833; F: (916) 448-8432; E:
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