Timothy J. Cavanagh

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Cavanagh Law Group
 | 161 North Clark Street, Suite 2070
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-425-1900
Fax: 312-425-1904
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Founder of Cavanagh Law Group, Timothy J. Cavanagh handles cases of wrongful death, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents and other personal injuries. The rights of the people of Cook County and Chicagoland are his priority anytime an injury has occurred because of the negligence of another party, and he works to secure compensation for the injured.

    A member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the Trial and General Bars of United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Mr. Cavanagh has also been named to the President’s Club of the American Association for Justice. He has obtained many record-breaking settlements, including a verdict that was recognized by the National Law Journal when his client was awarded $55 million.

    At John Carroll University, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1984, then moved on to obtain a Juris Doctor from Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1987. A compassionate individual committed to giving back to the community, he is also a member of the Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago’s Board of Directors, the Board of Regents of Mercy Home for Boys & Girls and the Western Golf Association Evans Scholars Foundation’s director.

    Mr. Cavanagh’s successful cases include a $10 million settlement for a tractor-trailer truck crash, a $14 million settlement for a medical malpractice case and a $9.75 million settlement for a trucking accident. When clients are injured and facing an uncertain future, his goal is to secure compensation for their medical costs, loss of income and any other extra expense that may occur because of the injury.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Personal Injury - General
    • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
    • 20%Personal Injury - Products
    Focus Areas

    Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Defects

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 16 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020

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    About Timothy Cavanagh

    Admitted: 1987, Illinois

    Professional Webpage: https://cavanaghlawgroup.com/attorneys/timothy-cavanagh/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Irish Legal 100, Irish Voice Newspaper, 2010
    • President's Club Member of the American Association for Justice
    • Leading Lawyer by a Division of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company every year since 2003 
    • Leading Lawyers, 2013
    • Leading Lawyers, 2012
    • 40 Illinois Attorneys Under the Age of 40 to Watch, Law Bulletin Publishing Company , 2001
    • Top 500 Plaintiffs Attorneys in the Country, Law Dragon, 2007
    • Leading Lawyer, 2006
    • Leading Lawyer, 2009
    • “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch” list
    •  Top 500 leading plaintiff's lawyers in America (Lawdragon Magazine)
    • 100 Consumer Lawyers in Illinois
    • Irish Legal 100, Irish Legal Newspaper, 2011
    • Irish Legal 100, Irish Legal Newspaper, 2012
    • Making a Difference Award, John Carroll University, 2001
    • Leading Lawyer, 2004
    • Leading Lawyer, 2008
    • Leading Lawyer, 2010
    • Best Lawyers in America©
    • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters for the year 2005-2017
    • Trial Lawyers Excellence Awards by the Jury Verdict Reporter (one was awarded for a record-setting settlement and another for a record-setting verdict)
    • Leading Lawyer, 2011
    • Community Service Award, John Carroll University , 1999
    • Leading Lawyer, 2003
    • Leading Lawyer, 2005
    • Leading Lawyer, 2007

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Illinois State Bar, 1987
    • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, General Bar, 1987
    • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar, 1989
    • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 1991
    • U.S. Supreme Court Bar, 2019

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Board of Regents, Mercy Home (www.MercyHome.org), 2010

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Lecturer, Litigating a Civil Case in Cook County, Illinois State Bar Association, 1995
    • Lecturer, Life Before and After House Bill 20 - Premises Liability Reforms, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1995
    • Lecturer, A Plaintiff’s Counsel’s Perspective on Joint & Several Liability and Section 2-1117, Chicago Bar Association, 1995
    • Lecturer, Litigating a Civil Case in Cook County, Illinois State Bar Association, 1994
    • Lecturer, Litigating a Civil Case in Cook County, Illinois State Bar Association, 1993
    • Lecturer, Public Service, Illinois State Bar Association, 1992
    • Author, Supreme Court Hands Victory to Railroad Industry in Crossing Case, Illinois State Bar Association , 2000
    • Lecturer, Uninsured-Underinsured Motorist, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
    • Lecturer, Winning Strategies (Case Studies), Law Bulletin Seminars, 2008
    • Lecturer, Railroad v. Vehicle Crashes, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE), 2007
    • Lecturer, Trains, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2009
    • Lecturer, Key Considerations in Evaluating a Case at the Engagement Stage, Settlement Stage and Trial: Case Studies, Law Bulletin Seminars, 2007
    • Lecturer, Winning the Verdict and Protecting the Record, Law Bulletin Seminars, 2009
    • Lecturer, Governmental Immunity: The Current Case Law, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2005
    • Lecturer, Proper Parties to Lawsuit, Illinois State Bar Association, 2004
    • Lecturer, Cross Examination Techniques, Law Bulletin Seminars, 2009
    • Lecturer, Damages Evidence, Lorman Education Services, 2003
    • Lecturer, Negligence (Anatomy of a $13.7 Million Verdict), Law Bulletin Seminars, 2009
    • Lecturer, Railroad Evidence, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2003
    • Lecturer, Making Your Case: Courtroom Visuals, Law Bulletin Seminars, 2010
    • Lecturer, Presenting the Expert for Deposition, Chicago Bar Association, 2002
    • Lecturer, Railroad Crossing Cases, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
    • Lecturer, Opening and Closing Statements, Chicago Bar Association, 2001
    • Lecturer, Jury Selection, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
    • Moderator, Evidence Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2001
    • Author, Section 2-1117: Modified Joint and Several Liability in Illinois, Illinois State Bar Association , 1995
    • Lecturer, The Art of Maximizing Damages, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE), 2000
    • Lecturer, Handling and Winning a Railroad Case, Louisiana Association for Justice, 2012
    • Lecturer, Litigating a Civil Case in Cook County, 1999
    • Lecturer, Wrongful Death and Dead-Man’s Statute, 2013
    • Lecturer, Handling and Winning a Railroad Case, Louisiana Association for Justice, 2013
    • Lecturer, The Plaintiffs' Attorney's View of Current Medical Malpractice Issues, 1999
    • Lecturer, Preserving the Evidence with Emergency Motions, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2013
    • Television program panelist, Illinois Issues in Review, 1999
    • Moderator, Trial Techniques, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1999
    • Lecturer, Litigating a Civil Case in Cook County, Illinois State Bar Association, 1998
    • Lecturer, Aggravation of a Pre-Existing Condition - Plaintiff's View, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1998
    • Lecturer, Arbitration, Chicago Bar Association, 1998
    • Lecturer, Litigating a Civil Case in Cook County, Illinois State Bar Association, 1997
    • Lecturer, Trial Objections and Effectively Responding to Objections, Chicago Bar Association, 1997
    • Lecturer, Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claims, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1997
    • Lecturer, Jury Deliberations and After the Verdict, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1997
    • Lecturer, Litigating a Civil Case in Cook County, Illinois State Bar Association, 1996
    • Program Planning Chair, Trial Techniques, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1996
    • Lecturer, Litigating a Civil Case in Cook County, Illinois State Bar Association, 1996
    • Lecturer, Slimming Down, Illinois Trial Lawyer Association, 1996

    Educational Background:

    • John Carroll University, BA, 1984
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    161 North Clark Street
    Suite 2070
    Chicago, IL 60601

    Phone: 312-425-1900

    Fax: 312-425-1904

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