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Tim is the husband of Stacey Feeley Cavanagh, a trial lawyer and the proud father of six children: Ryan, Jack, Charlie, TJ, Kiley and Kate.


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Practice areas


  1. Brain Injury: 20%
  2. Birth Injury: 20%
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
  4. Medical Malpractice: 20%
  5. Personal Injury: 20%



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  • Judson Michael Graham

    Mr. Cavanagh's resume speaks for itself -- he has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients over his career and he has earned a reputation as a truly superior trial attorney. He is in the an extremely gracious person, an outstanding advocate for his clients, and a true asset to the profession.


    Judson Graham Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Frank T. Pasternak

    I absolutely endorse Tim Cavanagh's work. I worked with Tim about 15 years ago over the course of several years at Corboy & Demetrio and during that time and since, Tim has done a great job for his clients.


    Frank Pasternak Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Cavanagh Law Group

161 N. Clark Street
Suite 2070
Chicago, IL, 60601-3434


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198705/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Leading LawyerLaw Bulletin Publishing Company2014
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Media2014
Irish Legal 100Irish Voice Newspaper2013
Leading LawyerLaw Bulletin Pubilshing Company2013
Super LawyersLaw and Politics Magazine2013
Super LawyersLaw and Politics Magazine2012
Irish Legal 100Irish Voice Newspaper2012
Leading LawyerLaw Bulletin Publishing Company2012
Irish Legal 100Irish Voice Newspaper2011
Super LawyerLaw and Politics Magazine2011
Irish Legal 100Irish Voice Newspaper2010
Super LawyerLaw and Politics Magazine2010
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Leading LawyerLaw Bulletin Publishing Company2009
Leading LawyerLaw Bulletin Publishing Company2008
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2008
One of the Top 500 Plaintiffs' Lawyers in the CountryLawdragon Magazine2007
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Leading LawyerLaw Bulletin Publishing Company2007
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Leading LawyerLaw Bulletin Publishing Company2006
Leading LawyerLaw Bulletin Publishing Company2005
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2005
Leading LawyerLaw Bulletin Publishing Company2004
Leading LawyerLaw Bulletin Publishing Company2003
40 Illinois Attorneys Under the Age of 40 to WatchN/A2001
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates ForumN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderCavanagh Law Group2008 - Present
PartnerLloyd & Cavanagh2000 - 2008
PartnerTimothy J. Cavanagh & Associates1997 - 2000
AssociateCorboy & Demetrio1992 - 1997
AssociateGriffin & Fadden1990 - 1992
Assistant Attorney GeneralIllinois Attorney General1987 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
WGA Evans ScholarsBoard of Governors2013 - Present
Mercy Home for Boys and GirlsBoard of Regents2010 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Managers2001 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Trial Lawyers for Public JusticeMember1988 - Present
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Advocates Member1996 - 2001
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bruce v. CAV International$6.55 Million Verdict
Szynalik v. CTA, et al.$5.55 Million Settlement
Egbert v. Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet, et al.$1.9 Million Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Illinois State Bar AssociationSupreme Court Hands Victory to Railroad Industry in Crossing Case2000
Illinois State Bar AssociationSection 2-1117: Modified Joint and Several Liability in Illinois1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
John Carroll UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
UnknownWrongful Death and Dead-Man's Statute2013
UnknownHandling and Winning a Railroad Case2012
UnknownJury Selection2011
UnknownRailroad Crossing Cases2011
Law Bulletin SeminarsMaking Your Case: Courtroom Visuals2010
Update and Review SeminarDamages2009
Railroad Crossing CasesTransportation Torts - Planes, Trains and Automobiles2009
Litigation Skills IVWinning the Verdict and Protecting the Record2009
Litigation Skills IIICross Examination Techniques2009
Case Evaluation: Managing the High Verdict Potential CaseNegligence: Anatomy of a $13.7 Million Verdict2009
UnknownUninsured–Underinsured Motorist2008
Law Bulletin SeminarsWinning Strategies (Case Studies)2008
UnknownRailroad v. Vehicle Crashes2007
UnknownConsiderations in Evaluating a Case at the Engagement Stage, Settlement Stage and Trial: Case Studies2007
UnknownRailroad v. Vehicle Crashes2007
UnknownGovernmental Immunity: The current case law2005
UnknownProper Parties to Lawsuit2004
Lorman Education ServicesDamages Evidence2003
UnknownRailroad Evidence2003
UnknownPresenting the Expert for Deposition2002
UnknownOpening and Closing Statements2001
ModeratorEvidence Seminar2001
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationThe Art of Maximizing Damages2000
UnknownLitigating a Civil Case in Cook County"1999
Hospital Insurance Risk ManagersThe Plaintiffs' Attorney's View of Current Medical Malpractice Issues1999
Television program panelistIllinois Issues in Review1999
ModeratorTrial Techniques1999
UnknownLitigating a Civil Case in Cook County1998
UnknownAggravation of a Pre-Existing Condition - Plaintiff's View1998
UnknownLitigating a Civil Case in Cook County1997
UnknownTrial Objections and Effectively Responding to Objections1997
UnknownUninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claims1997
UnknownJury Deliberations and After the Verdict1997
UnknownLitigating a Civil Case in Cook County1996
UnknownTrial Techniques1996
UnknownLitigating a Civil Case in Cook County1996
Civil Pre-Trial Practice SeminarSlimming Down1996
UnknownLitigating a Civil Case in Cook County1995
UnknownLife Before and After House Bill 20-Premises Liability Reforms1995
UnknownA Plaintiff's Counsel's Perspective on Joint & Several Liability and Section 2-11171995
UnknownLitigating a Civil Case in Cook County1994
UnknownLitigating a Civil Case in Cook County1993
UnknownPublic Service1992