Timothy J Courville

Timothy J. Courville

Timothy J. Courville

In Memoriam

It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we share that Tim Courville passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 27th, after a shockingly brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

For those who knew Tim, he was quick with a smile and a kind word. He was someone who always put others first, and was beloved by his family, friends, clients, and colleagues. Throughout his time at the firm, he contributed greatly to the Real Estate Industry group and the growth of our construction practice.

Tim joined Goodwin in 2006, as an experienced real estate attorney after spending time at another large law firm and as a founding member of two smaller firms. From the moment he started at Goodwin, Tim earned the respect and confidence of his colleagues. He was a model Firm citizen, working diligently to advance the needs of our clients while treating everyone with kindness and respect. As a practitioner, Tim quickly earned a well-deserved reputation among colleagues and clients as a “go to” expert in design and construction matters and an excellent transactional attorney. He was creative, versatile, and always willing to help. Whether it was sharing advice or assisting overworked colleagues, everyone knew they could count on Tim.

Clients felt exactly the same way. Tim developed strong bonds with clients who appreciated his informed, pragmatic counsel in matters ranging from architecture and construction to complex transactions to financings. Whatever his colleagues and clients needed, Tim was there, and his efforts were instrumental in helping to expand our construction practice nationally.

Away from the office, Tim was a devoted spouse, parent, sibling, and child. Whether it was enjoying regular family camping trips, helping his kids whenever and wherever they moved, or caring for a sibling or parent, Tim was always there for his family. He loved his family and they loved him.

Tim truly embodied the best of Goodwin’s culture. He was a beloved friend and colleague, and we will all miss him deeply.




Boston College Law School

(magna cum laude)


Northeastern University

(highest honors)



  • Massachusetts