About Tim Dick
Who is Tim Dick?
Tim is the youngest of Arthur and Marlene (Harrington) Dick’s eight children and a third-generation Butte native. Tim is married to Diane Regan and is father to Bennett Dick. He is also step-father to Tasha Cameron, J.P. Cameron, McKenzie Callahan and Shane Callahan, as well as grandfather to two young boys.
The Five Mile Sawmill was started by his grandfather and his been in Dick family at its current location for 70 years. Tim started working 40-hour weeks in the summer at the young age of 13 there. It was at the saw mill that he learned the value of hard work. He would continue working summers and part time during the year until he graduated from Montana Tech in 1990. The work ethic obtained at a young age has served him well throughout his life and will be essential for the next District Court Judge.
Tim attended Emerson Elementary and went on to serve as class president at Butte High, where he graduated in 1986. Tim earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Montana Tech, and later served as Student Bar Association president when he attended law school at the University of Montana. During his 2nd and 3rd years in law school he worked as a "Junior Partner" where he was a teaching assistant for 1st year students in the areas of legal research and writing. He earned his law degree and passed the bar in 1999.
Tim began his legal career in 1999 at the firm of Corette Pohlman and Kebe where he focused on civil litigation, business transactions and first started representing youth in need of care. Tim opened his own office in 2003 and was joined by Margie Thomas in 2004 to form Dick and Thomas P.C. Also in 2004 Tim became one of the original members of the Butte Family Drug Court as a Guardian ad Litem representing the legal interests of children whose parents were in the program. As that program grew his involvement changed to representing parents who are part of the program. He remains a part of the Drug Court team to this day. Margie left Dick and Thomas P.C. in the beginning of 2009 to work for the state of Montana in Helena. Tim continued the practice as Timothy M. Dick P.C. Throughout his tenure as an attorney, Tim has represented hundreds of individuals in all aspects of law – civil, criminal and family. He has represented a wide variety of individuals and businesses in State and Federal Court. He has advised dozens of local entrepreneurs as they start their own businesses, including non-profits.
Tim has served on various local boards throughout the years, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Our Lady of the Rockies, the Butte High Silver B’s and the Mountain West Federal Credit Union. He is a member of the Butte Parking Commission and the McQueen Club, and is a past Lecturing Knight for the Butte Elks Lodge. Tim is also an avid supporter of various other community organizations and causes. He has made it a practice to donate to fundraisers for injured persons or financially distressed families as well as local youth raising money for special events.
In 2004 Tim and Margie Thomas purchased and renovated a historic building in the heart of Uptown Butte. Once abandoned and deteriorating, their office building at 17 South Main Street is now home to Tim's law practice, an environmental engineering firm, and provides office space to four other professionals. Tim has also invested in the community as part owner in the corporation that purchased the old Beef Trail Ski Area. The Butte Ski Club subdivision is the location of several new homes built by local people. This subdivision has enhanced the local property market and economy. The Beef Trail Ski Estates, Inc., owns one of the largest remaining artifacts from the Columbia Gardens which it has offered to Butte Silver Bow as part of the Stodden Park upgrade. The company is hopeful that it will be able to help ensure the preservation of this piece of Butte's history by donating it to a local entity.