Our attorney- An Illinois Under 40 Attorney To Watch

Our attorney, a lawyer of distinction, has achieved early success as a personal injury plaintiff’s attorney in Chicago. Tim is one of a number of successful Chicago plaintiff’s personal injury attorneys who received hands-on training at Corboy & Demetrio before leaving to form his own firm in 1997. While still at the Corboy firm in 1994, he obtained a $600,000 verdict in a medical malpractice case for failure to detect a perforated colon. In 1995, Tim obtained a $586,000 verdict against a cab company as a result of a traffic collision. In 1996, Tim obtained a $5.758 million award for a female police officer who lost her leg when she was struck by a limousine; the award is the highest reported uninsured motorist arbitration award in Illinois history. In 1997, he received a settlement of $1 million for a mother and son who were killed in a two-vehicle collision when a truck driver ran a red light. The case settled for the full limits of the trucking companies’ insurance policy. In 1998, he settled a wrongful death/spoliation of evidence case for $1.2 million after the defendant’s insurer destroyed evidence in violation of a court ordered protective order. In 1998, he received a $310,000 verdict against the City of Chicago when his client fell due to a sinkhole in a sidewalk and sustained injuries requiring multiple surgeries. The city declined to make a settlement offer before trial. In 2000, he received a $20 million judgment against a man in a wrongful death case. Also in 2000, he and his partner Kurt D. Lloyd received a $4.35 million settlement for a bicyclist injured near a construction site. In September 2000, on the third day of trial, he obtained a record settlement of $9.1 million for a personal injury case arising out of a train – automobile. He is currently representing plaintiffs in three other train – automobile accidents (two wrongful death and one personal injury). His firm represents the family of a victim of the Salvation Army van crash in Joliet in January 2001. Tim was described by one nominator as having made the move from “mentee to mentor” and that his ascension to this role was expedited by “constantly spending time among the leaders of the profession as a young attorney”. He has been interviewed on every local television news station and NBC’s Today Show. He frequently speaks on current developments in personal injury law and trial practice in addition to individual mentoring of many young attorneys. He is an elected member of the Assembly of the Illinois State Bar Association and invited member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He serves on the Chicago Bar Association’s Tort Litigation Committee and formerly served on their Judicial Evaluation Committee. He is also a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyer’s Association Board of Advocates and Legislative Committee. Even with all of this professional success and outside commitments, Tim is described by a nominator as “keeping a healthy balance between the office and home”. Tim is married to Stacey Feeley Cavanagh, an attorney at Ungaretti & Harris.

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