Timothy W. Kelly graduated from the University of Dayton School of Law in 1978. In 1997 he was voted by his peers as one of the top three attorneys in McLean County. He is a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney devoting 100% of his practice to litigation. Concentrating his practice in personal injury and malpractice, he has obtained record verdicts in two downstate counties. He has been listed in Law & Leading Attorneys since 1996 and in 2002 was named one of the top 5% of attorneys in Illinois. He has published articles and books regarding trial practice and is on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education and has served on the Board of Managers of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association since 1992.
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1993
U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1979
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1990
U.S. Federal Court, 1979
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1979
U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1979
U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1998
U.S. Supreme Court, 1998
University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio, 1978 J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, 1975 B.S., Bachelor of Science
Honors and Awards:
Listed in Law & Leading Attorneys for Illinois, 1996-Present
Named as "Top Three Attorneys in McLean County," Business to Business Magazine, 1997
Marquis, Who's Who In American Law, Tenth Edition, 1998-1999
Martindale-Hubbell, rating of AV (highest rating available)
Illinois State Bar Association: Elected Assembly Member, 1995 to 2000; Member Civil Practice & Procedure Section Council, 1992 to 2000, Vice Chair 1997-98, Chair 1998-99; Tort Law Section Council, 1995 to 1997, 2000 to Present; Allerton House Steering Committee, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000-2002; Special Committee on Judicial Discipline, 1997-98; Task Force on the Allocation of Judges in Illinois, 1998-00. Special Committee on ISBA Facilities, 2000.
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association: Board of Managers 1992 to Present; Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1995-96; Executive Committee, 1996, 1997; Chairman, Insurance Law Committee, 1996-1998; Chairman, Prodcut Liabilty and Insurance Law Committee, 1998-2000. Seminar Planning Chairman, 2002.
American Trial Lawyers Association
McLean County Bar Association, (Secretary, 1983-1984)
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois Bar Foundation, Fellow
McLean County Inns of Court
Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (IICLE), Board of Directors, 2000 to Present.