Timothy J. Touhy - Partner
Record as a Trial Lawyer
Mr. Touhy has tried over 70 cases to jury verdict in state and federal trial courts. During the past 25 years he has focused his practice on plaintiff's catastrophic personal injury litigation, including wrongful death, products liability and civil rights. He has obtained a number of record-setting jury verdicts on behalf of plaintiffs in these cases. He has also distinguished himself in the state and federal appellate courts, appearing as lead counsel in the Illinois Appellate Court, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court over the past 30 years.
In 1994 he was invited by renowned trial lawyer, Gerry Spence, to participate in the founding of the nationally acclaimed Trial Lawyers College which established a revolutionary method for training trial lawyers. He has been a member of the Trial Lawyers College since its inception. He has been selected one of Illinois' "Super Lawyers".
Before his career as a trial lawyer, Mr. Touhy served as majority legal counsel to the Illinois Senate Judiciary Committee. He was appointed parliamentarian and legal counsel to the Illinois Senate by the Senate President. Mr. Touhy served as an assistant attorney general, representing state agencies in trial courts across the state. He appeared as chief trial counsel on behalf of state officials in the federal and state courts in dozens of cases. He also served as a special assistant attorney general and state's attorney appellate prosecutor.
The firm of Touhy, Touhy, & Buehler, LLP – experienced class action and personal injury trial lawyers
In 1985, Mr. Touhy formed his own firm, Timothy J. Touhy & Associates. In 1993 he and his brother, Daniel K. Touhy, formed the firm Touhy & Touhy Ltd. In 2007, the firm of Buehler and Williams joined Touhy & Touhy, Ltd., forming the firm of Touhy, Touhy, Buehler & Williams, LLP. The merger of these two firms created a unique blend of experience representing plaintiffs in personal injury and class action litigation. The principals of the firm have over 100 years of collective experience in these fields of litigation.
Illinois Supreme Court, 1976
U.S. Supreme Court, 1989
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1983
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1976 (Trial Bar, 1982)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 1991
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, 1988
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, 1990
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, 2003
U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, 2004
Boston College Law School, J.D. 1976
St. John's University, B.A. 1973
American Association for Justice
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Member of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, Dubois, Wyoming, since 1994 (membership by invitation only)
Articles & Presentations
A Primer on Liens in Illinois, Illinois Trial Lawyers Journal, 1988
Persuasive Opening Statements, Chicago Bar Association, 1999
Federal Trial Practice in the Northern District of Illinois, Lorman Education Services, 2003 and 2004
Effective Voir Dire, Northwest Suburban Bar Association, 1995
How to Take an Expert's Deposition, DePaul Law School, Course on Pre-trial Practice, 1999-present
Expert Depositions, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, 1993