Timothy S. Tomasik
Top rated personal injury attorney in Chicago, IllinoisTomasik Kotin Kasserman LLC
Practice Areas: Personal injury, Medical malpractice, Aviation & aerospace
Licensed in Illinois since: 1990
Education: University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Timothy Tomasik is a highly experienced trial attorney. He has handled some of the largest and most high-profile cases at Clifford Law Offices, including the scaffolding collapse at the John Hancock Center where several people were injured or killed that settled for $75.2 million. He also is involved with Robert A. Clifford on property damage claims brought by a corporate plaintiff stemming from the collapse of the World Trade Center Buildings on September 11, 2001.
In addition to working round-the-clock on the World Trade Center property damage litigation surrounding the tragic 9/11 air crashes, he is handling the case involving the crash of the private jet that killed the younger son of NBC Sports Chairman, Dick Ebersol. A chartered Challenger jet crashed moments after take-off in November, 2004. His elder son dragged his dad out of the fiery plane. Initial National Transportation Safety Board reports indicated the plane's wings were not de-iced in the freezing weather. His legal practice varies, as is told from his wide-ranging case load. Recently, he was counsel with Robert Clifford representing a patient medical doctor who was paralyzed as a result of negligently administered spinal anesthesia. The two-week trial resulted in a $13 million verdict that was affirmed by the Illinois Supreme Court on several important issues related to trial practice and agency. He worked on dozens of cases involving hemophiliacs who have been infected with the HIV/AIDs virus from tainted blood which resulted in a successful confidential settlement. He tried a case on behalf of a woman severely injured in an auto collision with a Commonwealth Edison truck where he and Bob Clifford obtained a $14 million verdict. He was part of the Clifford Law Office legal team that worked on the high profile trial of internationally acclaimed violinist Rachel Barton which resulted in a $30 million verdict. He has translated his finely-honed criminal trial skills to the civil courtroom and has already proven himself in the personal injury field. He is lead counsel on the case of a Hispanic grandfather who was killed by police officers in suburban Blue Island as a result of police brutality. Tim joined the firm eight years ago with some of the most prestigious and respected credentials in the city. He was an Assistant State's Attorney, culminating his eight-year criminal trial career in the Bureau of Special Prosecutions. He handled numerous high profile capital cases and sexual assault cases during his tenure there.
He was named one of Illinois' Top 40 Attorneys Under 40 Years Old by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company of Chicago. In 1999, Tim was named the American Legion Expert Litigator for his outstanding service as a gang prosecutor in the Chicago community as well for his excellence as a civil litigator. He also is on the faculty of the prestigious University of Virginia Institute of Trial Advocacy where he is an instructor at its annual week-long program for lawyers and law students. Tim is the General Chair of the Executive Committee of the Chicago Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Committee.
First Admitted: 1989, Colorado
Professional Webpage: https://www.tkklaw.com/chicago-attorneys/timothy-tomasik
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