Born and raised in Rockingham County, Virginia, Timothy Cupp obtained both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia. During his early years of practice in Fairfax, Virginia and Charlotte, North Carolina, Cupp's practice included real estate transactions, land use and zoning, construction arbitrations and lien matters. He also gained experience in employment law matters from the management side due to the nature of the corporate clients he served. After returning to Virginia in 1992, he started his own law firm, and his practice evolved from a general practice to one that has become employee and consumer focused.

Cupp now primarily represents employees in cases involving employment law issues. He handles a broad variety of matters touching on the employment relationship, including discrimination and retaliation claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and wage, overtime and retaliation claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act. In addition to his representation of individuals, he has pursued collective actions on behalf of groups of workers pursuing wage theft claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Cupp also represents consumers who have been subjected to unfair and illegal consumer practices by financial institutions and other businesses. He has been appointed class counsel in a case under the Fair Credit Reporting Act in which the class was certified and a complicated resolution was reached, approved and consummated in the Western District of Virginia. In addition to his litigation practice, Cupp has substantial experience pursuing resolution of disputes through mediation.

  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, J.D., 1983
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, B.A., with High Distinction, 1980
  • All Virginia Courts
  • All North Carolina Courts (currently inactive)
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Harrisonburg-Rockingham Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Virginia Employment Lawyers Association
  • The New ADA - Analysis of the Sweeping Amendments to the Americans With Disabilities Act, presented at February 2009 Virginia CLE.
  • Latest Theory of Family Responsibility Discrimination, presented at 2008 Virginia CLE 17th Annual Employment Law Update.
  • Trial Tips for Litigating Employment Cases-The Plaintiff’s Perspective, presented at 2003 Georgetown Law Center CLE “Litigating Employment Cases: Views from the Bench”.
  • The FMLA, the ADA and the Virginia Worker’s Compensation Act-Overlaps and Comparisons, presented at 1997 Virginia Trial Lawyers Association seminar.
  • The Virginians With Disabilities Act and the Virginia Human Rights Act, Employment Law in Virginia (3d Ed.).

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

  • Cline v. Wal-Mart, 144 F.3d 294 (4th Cir. 1998)

U.S. District Court

  • Domonoske v. Bank of America, 790 F.Supp.2d 466 (W.D. Va. 2011)
  • Domonoske v. Bank of America, 705 F.Supp.2d 515 (W.D. Va. 2010)
  • Conley v. Town of Elkton, 381 F.Supp.25 514 (W.D. Va. 2005)
  • Pitchford v. Oakwood Mobile Homes, Inc., 212 F.Supp.2d 613 (W.D. Va. 2002)
  • Benson v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., 182 F.Supp.2d 527 (W.D. Va. 2002)
  • Pitchford v. Oakwood Mobile Homes, Inc., 212 F.Supp.2d 613 (W.D. Va. 2002)
  • Reeves Bros. Inc. v. U.S.E.P.A, 956 F.Supp.2d 676 (W.D. Va. 1996)
  • Reeves Bros. Inc. v. U.S.E.P.A, 956 F.Supp.2d 665 (W.D. Va. 1995)

State Supreme Courts

  • Cave Hill Corp. v. Hiers, 264 Va. 640, 570 S.E.2d 790 (2002)
  • Embree Constr. Group, Inc., v. Rafcor, Inc., 330 N.C. 487, 411 S.E.2d 916 (1992)

 Virginia Circuit Courts

  • McClosky v. Warren County Dept. of Soc. Services, 81 Va. Cir. 35 (Warren County 2010)
  • Gonzalez v. CPS, Inc., et al., 66 Va. Cir. 43 (Rockingham County 2004)
  • McGladrey Pullen, LLP, et al. v. Shrader, 62 Va. Cir. 401 (Rockingham County 2003)
  • Trawood, L.L.C. v. A/H Port Crossing Associates, 51 Va. Cir. 293 (Rockingham County 2000)
  • Clegg v. Local 149 U.A.W., 47 Va. Cir. 276 (Rockingham County 1998)
  • Virginia Super Lawyer (2010, 2012 - 2013) for Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • Blue Ridge Legal Services Recognition for Pro Bono Contributions to the Poor (1997 and 2013)