PHOENIX, Arizona – Gen Justice has hired attorney Tim Keller to direct and expand its national work protecting the constitutional interests of abandoned and abused children. Keller has been serving as a Senior Attorney for the Institute for Justice, where he directed their educational choice litigation and led the legal team that secured this year’s U.S. Supreme Court victory in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue.
Tim’s commitment to strengthening protections for abused and abandoned children stems from personal experience. The Keller family fostered a neglected child who spent her formative years moving between shelters, group homes, and foster families. “As a foster parent, my heart ached for what this child had suffered,” said Tim, “As an advocate for constitutional rights, I was incensed at the injustices she experienced, time and time again. I could not turn away.”
Darcy Olsen, Founder and CEO of Gen Justice, and Tim Keller met nearly two decades ago when they partnered to improve the education system. “To know Tim Keller is to know a person of integrity with a mind for justice,” said Darcy Olsen. “Tim is the LeBron James of the litigation courtroom, and these kids now have the very best in their corner.”
Tim earned his law degree from Arizona State University. Upon graduation, Tim clerked for then-Presiding Judge of the Maricopa County Superior Court, Robert D. Myers. Following his service to Judge Myers, Tim clerked for the Honorable Ann A. Scott Timmer on the Arizona Court of Appeals. Tim and his wife, Lisa, have four sons. Please welcome them to Gen Justice at Tim@genjustice.org.