Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen PC
Tim has spent his entire legal career with Heyl Royster beginning in 1977 in the Peoria office. He is the firm's immediate past-Managing Partner and past chair of the firm's Commercial and Business Litigation Practice. He has tried cases for both plaintiffs and defendants involving contractual breach, business torts, business break-ups, stockholder disputes, ERISA, unfair competition, intellectual property, debtor-lender claims, bankruptcy (claim, discharge, and preference litigation), covenants not to compete, fraud and misrepresentation, eminent domain (condemnation), public and private nuisances, real estate, and zoning disputes. Tim has successfully argued cases before the Illinois Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Three of his cases have been included in legal textbooks for the principles of law which they established. He has been designated in the "Leading Lawyer" and "Super Lawyer" lists for Illinois and is included in "The Best Lawyers in America" (2010-2018).
Tim is a past member of the American Bar Association Board of Governors, representing Illinois and Ohio. He served in the ABA House of Delegates for over 15 years. He is a past president of the Illinois State Bar Association. He chaired the ABA Standing Committee on Publishing Oversight for four years. He is presently chair of the United States District Court Advisory Committee on Local Rules (Central District, Illinois). He is a Commissioner of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) and is on the board of the Illinois Bar Foundation. He is a former co-chair of the ABA Section of Litigation Membership and Marketing, Business Torts, Minority Trial Lawyer, and Immigration Litigation Committees. He was co-chair of the Illinois Legal Needs Study II, and former President of the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation, Illinois Lawyers Assistance Program, Illinois Chapter of the American Judicature Society, Illinois Coalition for Equal Justice, Illinois Township Attorneys Association, and American Counsel Association. He was the first Chairman of the Diversity Committee of the Peoria County Bar Association. He has served as co-chair of the Prairie State Legal Services Campaign for Legal Services committee.
Tim has written articles and spoken on a wide variety of legal topics. In particular, he has written extensively over a period 30 years in the field of economic loss and authored the IICLE chapter entitled "Economic Loss - The Line Between Contract and Tort," (Contract Law, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education)