Timothy Caiello

Timothy Caiello


Timothy Caiello is a Partner with Murphy & Grantland. His practice covers a variety of transportation defense matters including Trucking, FMCSA Compliance, Expert Reconstruction, and ADR. Caiello has worked on over 350 cases – which represent hundreds of millions of dollars in potential exposure for carriers and clients. Prior to joining Murphy Grantland, Tim served as a judicial intern to the Honorable L. Scott Coogler in the 11th Circuit Northern District of Alabama, clerked for the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office, and worked for the University of Alabama Domestic Violence Legal Clinic.

A South Carolina native, Tim studied philosophy at Columbia International University where he served as student body president and was inducted into the Delta Epsilon Chi Honor Society for being the top student in his discipline. Tim studied law at the University of Alabama, where he was a Dean’s Scholar, was admitted to the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society, and was twice awarded the George Peach Taylor Award for his performance on Alabama Law’s national trial advocacy competition teams. During law school, Tim was a Senior Editor on the Alabama Law and Psychology Review, a Senior Advocate on the National Trial Advocacy Travel Team, a Blackstone Legal Fellow, a Federalist Society Executive Committee member, and Treasurer of both the Christian Legal Society and the Bench and Bar Honor Society. Tim was the only person in his class to simultaneously compete in trial advocacy and moot court while also editing a legal journal.

Tim has also worked as a professional fishing and hunting guide in the Alaskan wilderness, enjoys outdoor adventure of all kinds, golfing, surfing, travel, running several book clubs, competing in triathlons, and playing the guitar. He lives in Columbia with his wife Sarah and their two precious daughters.

Timothy Caiello

Phone: 803-782-4100 ext: 1236
Direct: 803-454-1236
Fax: 803-782-4140
Email: tcaiello@murphygrantland.com


Ashley Colegrove (Legal Assistant)
Phone: 803-782-4100 ext: 1309
Email: acolegrove@murphygrantland.com

Rose Goodson (Paralegal)
Phone: 803-782-4100 ext: 1278
Email: rgoodson@murphygrantland.com

Gretta Moseley (Paralegal)
Phone: 803-782-4100 ext: 1251
Email: gmoseley@murphygrantland.com

Practice Areas

Transportation Litigation, Premises Liability, Trucking Litigation, FMCSA Compliance, Animal Bite Litigation, Pre-Suit Spoliation and Expert Accident Reconstruction, and Alternative Dispute Resolution.


Columbia International University, B.A. Humanities; B.S. Bible

  • Delta Epsilon Chi National Honor Society
  • Dean’s List
  • Robertson McQuilken Leadership Scholarship

The University of Alabama School of Law, Juris Doctorate

  • University of Alabama Dean’s Scholar
  • Bench and Bar Award
  • George Peach Taylor Award (National Trial Advocacy Excellence Award)


Richland County Bar Association

SC Defense Trial Attorneys

Defense Research Institute

Transportation Lawyers Association

ALFA International

Federalist Society

Christian Legal Society.