Timothy L. Frey


Tim is a senior associate with the firm.  After law school, Tim completed a judicial clerkship in Maryland and then joined a general civil litigation practice and built a strong foundation in bankruptcy law.  

Since joining Keenan Cohen & Merrick in 2014, Tim has successfully litigated a wide range of issues including complex commercial contract disputes, commercial fraud investigations, and international bankruptcy matters in state and federal courts throughout the country.  In addition to his litigation skills, Tim also has experience drafting commercial contracts, tariffs, and advising businesses regarding best practices.  Tim works closely with his clients to provide efficient and results-driven outcomes specifically tailored to the clients’ needs.


Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 2011

 Ursinus College, B.A., 2008 


Direct Line: 484.872.2010

E-Mail: tfrey@freightlaw.net



  • Bankruptcy
  • General Commercial Litigation
  • Debt Collection and Enforcement 
  • Commercial Fraud Litigation
  • Transportation and Logistics Contracts



  • New Jersey
  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas


  • CSX Transportation, Inc. v. Ken’s Foods, Inc., 310 F.Supp.3d 254 (D. Mass. 2018), obtained summary judgment for full amount of $728,917 in freight charges plus interest and attorneys’ fees due from a consignee on collect shipments where the consignee paid an intermediary and that intermediary then failed to pay the carrier.
  • In re New Century Transportation, Inc., et al., No. 14-22093 (D.N.J. Bankr.), recovered $1,325,000 in freight charges due to motor carriers on brokered loads where the brokers failed to pay the carriers and the chapter 7 trustee collected and wrongfully retained the freight charges from the bankrupt brokers’ customers.
  • In re PSL-North America, LLC, No. 14-11477 (D. Del. Bankr.) (Ch. 11), obtained relief from the automatic bankruptcy stay in order to pursue recovery from the debtor’s insurer which ultimately resulted in full recovery for client.
  • In re Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd., No. 16-27041 (D.N.J. Bankr.) (Ch. 15), convinced bankruptcy judge that freight containers held in railyard were subject to carrier’s lien such that the containers could not be sold off through international bankruptcy without first satisfying any outstanding charges due to the carrier.
  • Norfolk S. Ry. Co. v. Port Elizabeth Terminal & Warehouse Corp, No. 17-1819, 2019 WL 1399555 (D.N.J. Mar. 27, 2019), obtained summary judgment for $217,100 in unpaid demurrage charges.
  • Affiliated FM Ins. Co. v. Kuehne + Nagel, Inc., 328 F. Supp. 3d 329, 332 (S.D.N.Y. 2018), successfully moved to dismiss third party defendant railroad on the basis of lack of personal jurisdiction in freight loss and damage claim arising from a multimodal shipment of audio equipment from Tokyo, Japan to Memphis, Tennessee.