Timothy S. Mahoney

Top rated personal injury attorney in Freeport, Illinois

Mahoney & Mahoney, LLC
Timothy S. Mahoney
Mahoney & Mahoney, LLC

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Health care, Medical malpractice; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1992

Education: Northern Illinois University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023
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Mahoney & Mahoney, LLC

109 W Main St
Freeport, IL 61032 Visit website


As a principal member at Mahoney & Mahoney, Timothy S. Mahoney offers more than just decades of legal experience to his clients. He also offers compassion as not just a professional, but a friend as well. This approach has helped him successfully advocate for his clients in matters related to personal injury, rideshare accidents, bus accidents, nursing home abuse, wrongful death, construction accidents, dog bites, slip-and-falls and medical malpractice.

Mr. Mahoney began his impressive career as an undergraduate at St. Ambrose University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree. He then went on to complete his law degree at Northern Illinois University College of Law. During his studies, he maintained such an impressive academic performance that he became the third person to be inducted into the Moot Court Hall of Fame at the university. He has been licensed to practice in Illinois since 1992.

Over the years, Mr. Mahoney has earned his fair share of recognition from colleagues, law organizations and the media for his work. For example, he won the Readers' Choice Award for Best in the Region at the Free Journal Standard. He has also worked closely with his team to deliver some incredible wins for clients of the firm, such as $8 million for a personal injury case and $4 million for a wrongful death case.

Giving back to the community remains a priority for Mr. Mahoney. He has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including the Malcolm Eaton Enterprises Day Facility for Adults, Jane Addams Mental Healthcare and VOICES.

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Health care, Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff, Personal injury - products: plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal bites, Assault, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Wrongful death, Dram shop laws, Construction accident, Brain injury, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff, Hospital law, Nursing home, Health & health care law, Dental malpractice, Medical malpractice, Birth injury, Delayed or incorrect diagnosis, Motor vehicle defects, Medical devices, Pharmaceutical

  • 60% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 20% Health care
  • 10% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff
  • 10% Personal injury - products: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1992, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.mahoneymahoney.com/attorneys/timothy-s-mahoney/

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Malcolm Eaton Enterprises Day Facility for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
  • Aquin Open Committee
  • Stephenson County Domestic Violence Program
  • Catholic Education Foundation
  • Parkview Nursing Home
  • Jane Addams Mental Healthcare
  • To date Tim has done over 150 pro bono guardianships after starting a program in Stephenson County for adults with developmental disabilities, 1994
  • Board, United Way
  • Chairperson, Stephenson County Merit Commission, 1995 to Present
  • President, Stephenson County Bar Association, 2002 to 2008
  • American Association for Justice
  • A pregnant mom, Sara Kamp, age 32, was driving to a prenatal check up on May 20, 2013, when she drove through an intersection and was struck by another car. Traffic on that road is supposed to stop at that intersection, but Kamp, being unfamiliar of the road, had no idea and continued through the intersection. A motorist reported over an hour before Kamp's car was struck, that a stop sign was missing. Later, police say the sign was knocked down from a storm. This case had settled in 2018, for $8,000,000.00, 2013
  • A man at the age of 54, was driving westbound on Illinois Route 75, when eastbound truck driver lost control on a snow-covered roadway. The semi-tractor/trailer jackknifed and crossed the center line, striking the other driver's minivan head on. The man driving the minivan was in a coma for a month, and had multiple severe orthopedic injuries to the left side of his body (14 surgeries, 4 months hospitalization). This man also had his son in the vehicle with him at the time of the crash, in the passenger seat. He was also injured. This later settled for $8,000,000.00, making it the largest personal injury (non-med mal) settlement or verdict outside of Cook county, in the State of Illinois in 2013
  • DeMeester's Flower Shop & Greenhouse, Inc. v. Florists' Mutual Insurance Co. Insurance-coverage action, wherein insurance company sought declaration that its insurer had duty to indemnify it for amounts it spent to replace 26 customers' lawns that were damaged due to the negligence of its employees, who mixed Round-up instead of a selective broadleaf herbicide in a lawn sprayer, 2017
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Highland Community College
  • Graduate, Highland Leadership Institute
Educational Background:
  • In 1985 Tim graduated from Aquin High School in Freeport, Illinois, 1985
  • In 1989 Tim graduated from St. Ambrose University, graduating with a BA.
Representative Clients:
  • Brian Benning was driving westbound on Illinois Route 75 when he was struck by a truck driver who lost control on a snow-covered roadway, 2011
  • Jason Kamp is the widower of Sarah Kamp who died at the age of 32 while driving to her first prenatal checkup, 2018
  • Helping bring attention to this event, which has raised more than $64,000 to help the American Cancer Society and its mission to eliminate cancer as a major public health problem. Remarkable progress is being made. The cancer death rate has declined by 22 percent since 1991, Relay For Life of Stephenson County, American Cancer Society, 2015
  • Voted one of the top three attorneys in the region
  • Recipient of the Freeport Journal Standard’s "Best in the Region" readers choice awards
  • "Best in the Region", Freeport Journal Standard
  • Moot Court Hall of Fame, Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • Tim Mahoney won the 2014 Litigator award for Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, Litigator Award, Trial Lawyers Board of Regents, 2014
  • 2015 Tim was recognized as a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Life time member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2015
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • While attending the National Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys Symposium, Attorney Tim Mahoney completed the 3-day, American Bar Association-approved certification for attorneys handling truck crash cases.In order to become certified in Truck Accident Law, lawyers will have to demonstrate a substantial percentage of their practice to trucking litigation, show hands-on experience in multiple truck accident cases and pass a comprehensive written exam. “If someone hires a board-certified truck accident attorney, they can now rest assured that this lawyer’s credentials have been fully vetted and their knowledge has been thoroughly tested,” explains Joe Fried, ATAA co-founder, 2018
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Graduate of Tony Robbins Mastery University, 2019
  • Graduate of Anthony Robbins Leadership Academy, 2015
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member of the Winnebago County Bar Association, 2019
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • President of the Stephenson County Bar Association from 2002-2008
  • CLE Presentation on creating personal change
Industry Groups:
  • Auto wreck
  • Personal Injury
  • Trucking

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Tim Mahoney is an outstanding attorney who places the interests of his clients above all else. His knowledge, and use, of the law for the benefit of his clients is astounding. ”

Office location for Timothy S. Mahoney

109 W Main St
Freeport, IL 61032

Phone: 815-656-4600


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

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