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Timothy S. Mahoney

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Freeport, IL

Mahoney & Mahoney, LLC
109 W Main St
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-656-4600
Fax: 815-233-4004
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Illinois Since: 1992
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%), Health Care (20%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Timothy S. Mahoney is principal at Mahoney & Mahoney, LLC, and handles matters of personal injury for clients in northwestern Illinois and Iowa. With almost four decades of experience, he represents the injured in cases of wrongful death, nursing home abuse, dog bites, construction accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents. Along with his personal injury practice, he also offers criminal defense services to those who have been accused of committing a crime.

Free Journal Standard gave Mr. Mahoney the Readers' Choice Award for Best in the Region, and he is a member of both the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The former president of the Stephenson County Bar Association and chairperson of the Stephenson County Merit Commissions, he is currently a member of the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.

At St. Ambrose University in 1989, Mr. Mahoney graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. He then attended Northern Illinois University College of Law, where he was entered in the Moot Court Hall of Fame and obtained his Juris Doctor in 1992. A teacher at Highland Community College, he teaches students about business law. While he focuses mainly on personal injury cases, he has extensive experience in all areas of the law.

To give back to his community, he is involved on the board of many charitable organizations. These include the Aquin Open Committee, the Parkview Nursing Home, Jane Addams Mental Healthcare and United Way. Mr. Mahoney is also involved with the Malcolm Eaton Enterprises Day Facility for Adults and the Stephenson County Domestic Violence Program known as VOICES.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Health Care
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%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, Products Liability


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022

About Timothy S. Mahoney

First Admitted: 1992, Illinois

Professional Webpage:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Highland Community College
  • Graduate, Highland Leadership Institute


  • 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
  • American Bar Association
  • 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. , 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 idemnify 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

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. , 1989

Representative Clients

  • Brian Benning was driving westbound on Illinois Route 75 when he was struck by a truckdriver 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
  • "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

  • Tim is a member of the Winnebago County Bar Association. , 2019
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • President of the Stephenson County Bar Association from 2002-2008., 2002
  • CLE Presentation on creating personal change. , 2019

Industry Groups

  • Auto wreck
  • Personal Injury
  • Trucking
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Office Location for Timothy S. Mahoney

109 W Main St
Freeport, IL 61032

Phone: 815-656-4600

Fax: 815-233-4004

Last Updated: 8/20/2021

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