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About me


IL does not recognize specialties. However, I concentrate my practice in the following areas:

  • representing severely injured workers;

  • representing people who have been severely injured in auto accidents and trip and falls;

  • representing people fighting against their credit card companies and repairing their credit when assaulted by big business;

  • representing people accused of criminal and DUI offenses; and

  • assisting tenants with security deposit issues.

I enjoy playing sports, watching a good movie and reading a good book.

I love Chicago for the weather. Nothing like subzero temperatures six months out of the year.


Practice areas


  1. Trucking Accident: 30%
    15 years
  2. Car Accident: 30%
    15 years
  3. Workers Compensation: 30%
    15 years
  4. DUI & DWI: 10%
    10 years



Contingent (20-50%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

11 total 

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  • Steven Francis Hanagan

    Tim is one of the most energetic, hard-working, and caring lawyers that know. He has a great reputation as a personal injury lawyer and for placing his clients’ interests above his own. I highly endorse him.


    Steven Hanagan Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kristian E Soholm

    Tim is not only a very skilled litigator, but, he is one of the most refreshingly ethical lawyers I have ever met. Tim gets my highest recommendation.


    Kristian Soholm Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Law Office of Timothy J. Deffet

4848 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL, 60640


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199805/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
EPA Bronze Medal Award for enforcing federal lead paint statutesEnvironmental Protection Agency2000
1998 Legal Honors Intern ProgramUnited States Dept of Housing and Urban Development1998
Allen H. Schwartz Scholarship RecipientThe John Marshall Law School1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesMemberN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of IllinoisMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor1998