He received a B.S. from the United States Air Force Academy in 1999, where he was a Distinguished Graduate with Military Distinction; an M.A. from The Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky in 2000; and a J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2007, where he served on the Kentucky Law Journal, graduated Magna Cum Laude and was elected to Order of the Coif. While at the University of Kentucky College of Law, Tim received CALI awards in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, International Law and Statutory Civil Rights.