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Timothy M. Richardson

Chicago Attorney Timothy Richardson
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Timothy Richardson has been exposed to the law for virtually his entire life. His uncle served as a judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County, and his aunt served as a federal administrative judge for the Northern District of Illinois. He has followed in their footsteps with same determination and commitment to professional excellence, integrity, and respect among his peers in the legal community. In 2002, at only 34 years old, Tim received the distinguished honor from the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, being chosen as one of the "40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 To Watch." He has had verdicts and settlements that have set records in Illinois in both medical and non-medical litigation.

His trial skills were also honored in 2005 when he won a verdict on behalf of a construction worker injured in a crane accident. The Law Bulletin also selected Tim's efforts as one of the 30 distinguished verdicts of 2005 in its publication, "Illinois Jury Verdicts, A Supplement To Chicago Daily Law Bulletin." On multiple occasions from 2006 through 2014, he has been selected in the top 5 percent of Illinois lawyers, through the publishers of Chicago Magazine and Law & Politics. He was selected as Leading Lawyer in Illinois and one of the top litigation attorneys in Illinois. He is proudly is a member of the Multi-Million Dollars Advocate Forum.

Tim remains dedicated to serving those who have been wrongfully injured and have had their lives dramatically changed forever. He also has obtained multimillion dollar settlements and verdicts in all complex personal injury matters, including nursing home negligence, trucking accidents, automobile accidents, medical negligence, construction accidents, faulty products, and serious injuries or death due to property hazards.

Tim received his J.D. from DePaul University in 1992 and his B.A. in Political Science from Marquette University in 1989 where he graduated Cum Laude. He has written and been a guest lecturer for both the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Chicago Bar Association. He is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

None of these awards or honors compare with the gratitude Tim receives every day, placing his own personal interests aside, in dedicated service to the many workers, victims, and families of loved ones who he has helped in their greatest time of need.

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Bar Admissions:

  • State of Illinois, 1992

Education:

  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, J.D. (Top 15% of Class), 1992
  • Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, B.A. Political Science, Cum Laude, 1989

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
    • Vice Chairman Civil Practice Committee, 1997 - 1998

Honors and Awards:

  • Achievement Selection, Distinguished Justice Advocates (Top 1%), 2016
  • Nomination as "10 Best" Attorneys for Illinois, The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2016
  • Nomination for Lawyers of Distinction (Top 10% United States), 2016
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer, Leading Lawyer Advisory Board, Leading Lawyers Magazine, 2016
  • Illinois Super Lawyer (Top 5%), Chicago Magazine/Law & Politics, 2015
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Advisory Board, Leading Lawyers Magazine, 2014
  • Illinois Super Lawyer (Top 5%), Chicago Magazine/Law & Politics, 2014
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in Illinois, The American Society of Legal Advocates, 2013
  • Illinois Super Lawyer (Top 5%), Chicago Magazine/Law & Politics, 2013
  • Illinois Super Lawyer (Top 5%), Chicago Magazine/Law & Politics, 2012
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2009
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2009
  • Verdicts, Settlement & Tactics, Thomson West, Selected Verdict, 2008
  • Illinois Super Lawyer (Top 5%), Chicago Magazine/Law & Politics, 2007
  • Distinguished Verdict, Illinois Jury Verdicts, Supplement to Chicago Law Bulletin, 2007
  • Illinois Super Lawyer (Top 5%), Chicago Magazine/Law & Politics 2006
  • Global Register Who's Who in Executives and Professionals, 2006
  • Highest Illinois Verdict for Adult Shoulder Injury, 2006
  • 30 Distinguished Verdicts, Illinois Jury Verdicts, Supplement to Chicago Law Bulletin 2005
  • "40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 To Watch," Chicago Law Bulletin, 2002
  • Highest Illinois Verdict for Incorrect Disc Excision, 2001
  • Highest Illinois Settlement for Drowning Case, 2000
  • Highest Illinois Verdict for Incorrect Disc Excision, 1999

Publications:

  • Medical Malpractice Trial Notebook, Chapter 3, Medical Studies Act, Supplement, 2003
  • Burger v. Lutheran General Hospital, Case Discussion, Young Lawyers Section, Chicago Bar Association, 2002
  • Medical Malpractice Trial Notebook, Chapter 3, Medical Studies Act, 2002
  • Motions in Limine In Medical Malpractice Actions, Illinois Trial Lawyer's Association, Quarterly Journal, 2001
  • Medical Malpractice Trial Notebook, Supplement Chapter 3, 2001
  • Medical Malpractice Trial Notebook, Chapter 3, Medical Studies Act, 2000
  • "Methods of Determining Settlement Values," Illinois Continuing, 1999
  • "Joint and Several Liability," Illinois Trial Lawyer's Association, 1995
American Association of Justice American Board of Trial Advocates Illinois State Bar Association Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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