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Timothy Sean Mahoney

Wrongful death Attorney at Freeport, IL

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1992
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Timothy S. Mahoney is a Principal in the law firm of Mahoney & Mahoney, LLC. who has lived in Stephenson County his entire life. He graduated from Aquin High School in 1985 and then received his under graduate degree from St Ambros University, graduating with BA in 1989. In 1992, he graduated from Northern Illinois University College of Law. He was the third person in the University named to their Moot Court Hall of Fame.

Since receiving his license to practice law he has practiced at Mahoney & Hauser, Ltd. exclusively. He has been involved in all areas of litigation from criminal law, family law and estates, to now specializing in personal injury. Tim has successfully prosecuted cases on behalf of injured clients and their families throughout Illinois and in other states across the country as well.

Tim has been honored by being inducted into the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums, national groups of trial lawyers who have achieved million or multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of their clients. Statewide and nationally, Tim has been a long time professional member of the Illinois State and American Bar Association as well as the American Association for Justice. Locally, he has been the chairperson for the Stephenson County Merit Commission from 1995 to present. He was the President of the Stephenson County Bar Association from 2002 to 2008. He has received a rating from Martindale Hubbell that indicates his peers consider him to have a high to very high legal ability and exemplary reputation having been recognized for the highest levels in integrity. Tim has been the recipient of the Freeport Journal Standard’s Best in the Region readers choice awards. He was voted one of the top three attorneys in the region, from the conception of the poll in 1999 to the present. He has been voted best attorney in the region nine years in a row. Tim has also taught business law at Highland Community College, and is a graduate of the Highland Leadership Institute. He has sat on the boards of United Way, Jane Addams Mental Healthcare, Parkview Nursing Home, and the Aquin Open Committee, as well the Catholic Education Foundation to name a few. He has also received acknowledgments from VOICES the Stephenson County Domestic Violence Program and Malcolm Eaton Enterprises Day Facility for Adults with developmental disabilities for significant pro bono services to their organizations.

Tim’s daughter resides in Los Angeles, California, where she is following her dream of becoming an actress.


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Posted by Jacki | May 2, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Wonderful, family focused lawyer!
Tim is always willing to go above and beyond to make sure we as clients are taken care of. He is very family focused, listens and attempts to do what is best for his clients. Highly recommended to anyone in Northern Illinois!
Posted by Tracy | April 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tim Mahoney is the best
I recommend Tim Mahoney and his staff. He is very professional and also is a down to earth person who cares about you and is very easy to talk to and he will help you any way he can. I can call him still after he helped my family with our case with any situation and ask him anything and he will guide me in the right direction! The best attorney I have had!
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Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Tim Mahoney - Trustworthy, Prepared, Passionate & Committed to his Clients
Hiring Tim Mahoney was the best decision our family made. Tim and his entire team were responsive to our questions and needs every step of the process. Tim kept us informed and had impeccable follow through in preparing for our case. Tim established trust with our family and advocated for our loss. We were not just a client for Tim. We were a family, a family who needed the best, hired the best and would recommend Tim and his entire team to anyone or any family in need.
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Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2017
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He did what he promised.
At the end of the day Tim did what he said he would, he won my case after 2.5 years of the waiting game and personal issues - he did what he promised he would do. Legal team is great, Tim was always available to talk everything out and let me in on everything. Trusted relationship. Yes there were bumps on the other end that had me frustrated, Tim worked it all out and came through like he promised!
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Posted by Katherine | June 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Mahoney's help with my dog bite case.
Mr. Mahoney took on my case with knowing it was going to be hard to prove that the damages were true. The papers I had from the hospital failed to write down all the sickness that had occurred . Mr Mahoney sent endless hours on his own looking up all my meds and side effects that were caused from mixing these meds together. He proved this on his own time and no sleep. My own family would not have done this for me. But Tim did. He called me on a regular basis to keep me informed on Everything that was going on. I never felt a worry that he was not going to help me 100%. If I Ever need a lawyer for any reason...I hope he will be there again. Wonderful man.
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Posted by Brian and Kathy | September 10, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Hire Tim Mahoney
Tim represented us on a person injury case. We found Tim and his staff to be very knowledgeable and professional. He was always available to answer questions. Tim kept us completely informed as our case progressed and we were very impressed with his attention to detail. His thorough preparation for our trial allowed us to settle in mediation. Tim is a lawyer who you can call any time day or night and he will be available to discuss your needs. I would highly recommend hiring Tim Mahoney for your personal injury case.
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Posted by Jason | August 21, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Tim Mahoney is the guy for you!
Tim was great to work with. Very professional and he gets things done in a timely manner. He and his staff did a tremendous job of answering any questions and making me feel comfortable throughout the whole process. I would highly recommend Tim Mahoney to represent you and feel that he is the one of the best at what he does!
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • City of Freeport, IL
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Mahoney & Hauser LTD
  • 1992 - Present
  • Business Law Professor
  • Highland Community College
  • 1999 - 2009
  • Attorney General
  • Township of Freeport, IL
  • 1992 - 2010
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  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • St. Ambros University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989
  • Aquin High School
  • High School Degree
  • 1985

Legal Cases

  • Wrongful Death Lawsuit
  • Personal Injury
  • $8,000,000 settlement
  • Wrongful Death Lawsuit
  • $1,000,000 Settlement
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  • Stephenson County Merit Commission
  • Chairperson
  • 1995 - Present
  • Illinois State and American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Stephenson County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2002 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 1%
  • Distinguished Justice Advocates
  • 2021
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2021
  • Best in Region
  • Freeport Journal Standard’s
  • 2021
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Distinguished Justice Advocates Award
  • Distinguished Justice Advocates, Inc
  • 2016
  • Best Attorneys of America
  • Rue Ratings
  • 2015
  • Litigator Award
  • Trial Lawyers Board of Regents
  • 2014
  • Best in the Region (top three attorneys)
  • Freeport Journal Standard
  • 1999
  • Moot Court Hall of Fame
  • Northern Illinois University
  • 1992
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  • Journal Standard’s
  • Freeport Journal Best in Region
  • 2021

Speaking Engagements

  • Stephenson County Bar Association
  • Stephenson County Bar Annual Meetings President 2008
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

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Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Tim Mahoney for over 20 years. We practice in adjacent counties. I refer clients to Tim with no worry at all. He is well versed and very competent in all areas he practices."

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Freeport Wrongful death Lawyer Timothy Sean Mahoney
Timothy Sean Mahoney
Wrongful death Attorney
Freeport, IL
Licensed for 30 years