I have handled complex business lawsuits and class action cases for over a quarter century. I have acted as lead or co-lead counsel on over hundred alleged class actions representing both the defendant and the plaintiff.
Practice areas & skills: Class Action, Litigation, Business, Consumer Protection
Tim D. Elliott joined Rathje & Woodward, LLC in 2005 and has been chosen by his peers as one of the Illinois Rising Stars in the area of General Litigation for the years 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. He has also been recognized as one of Illinois’ To...
Practice areas & skills: Class Action, Insurance, Employment & Labor, Commercial
Review: “Mr. Austermuehle is a phenomenal lawyer. His legal writing and arguments are very clear, concise, and hits the mark. Very responsive and frequently updates his clients regarding the case. He is excellent in explaining the...
Practice areas & skills: Class Action, Employment & Labor, Contracts & Agreements
A class action lawsuit is a particular kind of litigation, used when a large number of people have the same problem with a company's product or activities. Many companies have had class action lawsuits filed against them, including Apple Computer, Farmers Insurance, Burger King, LP Siding, Microsoft, and Coppertone. Class action lawsuits are also filed against companies for product defects that could potentially hurt anyone buying their products. Asbestos and tobacco class action claims are examples, as are the drug class action cases against the manufacturers of Accutane, Celebrex, Ephedra, Vioxx, and Paxil. Class action attorneys can discuss the pros and cons of a class action lawsuit with you if you think one may be appropriate. Class action lawyers are usually paid on contingency, which means they receive a percentage of the money paid if you win the lawsuit.