Tim O’Connor has been with Taggart & Taggart since 2016, becoming a Partner with the firm in 2022. He is licensed and represents clients in Nevada and California. He focuses his practice in the areas of water, mining, and natural resource law. He is experienced in all facets of water law, including regulatory hearings with multiple Nevada agencies, Public Utility Commission hearings, negotiation, project planning and management, district court litigation, and appellate litigation through the Nevada Water Resources Association, and has given numerous discussions and classes on a litany of natural resource-related topics.

Tim’s clients, who include numerous Nevada municipalities and water purveyors, private corporations, developers, mining and ranching operations, developing business ventures, and local golf and ski resorts, benefit from his wide-ranging litigation and regulatory experience. Tim continues to be involved in discussions for legislative and regulatory changes to the natural resource law, including developing laws revolving around lithium and dissolved mineral resources found in groundwater/brines, and water uses and programs on the Humboldt River. Mr. O’Connor brings a strategic and precise approach to water supply strategy and resource management. Direct, efficient, and solution-focused representation is Mr. O’Connor’s primary approach in all matters.


Mr. O’Connor was born and raised in Boulder City, Nevada, in the shadow of the Hoover Dam. After graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno, with degrees and honors in Political Science and Economics, Mr. O’Connor attended Golden Gate University Law School in San Francisco. Mr. O’Connor graduated in the top of his class, earing awards in litigation, trial advocacy, criminal law, and academic excellence. During his time in law school, Tim was recognized with the American Bar Association’s Janet D. Steiger Fellowship for his work with the California Department of Justice, was an associate editor for the Golden Gate Law Review and competed on multiple national mock trial teams. Mr. O’Connor was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2015 and the State Bar of Nevada in 2016.

His interests include helping coach his son’s various sports teams, BBQ’ing, gardening with his wife Cynthia, and teaching his two sons the fine details of camping and beach-going. In another life, Tim would have been a player scout for the 49ers, and worked his way up in the player acquisition, transaction, and team building aspects of professional football (he likes to think).