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Timothy M. Whiting

Timothy M. Whiting, Truck Accident Attorney

Founding Partner

twhiting@wlglaw.net

(312) 372-1655

Timothy M. Whiting is a Nationally board-certified truck accident* trial attorney. Tim and his team fight hard for the full measure of justice for his clients’ who have been harmed by the negligent conduct of trucking companies, drivers and other entities involved in the transporting chain. He cares about the hardship his clients endure and works hard to reduce the stress of seeking justice – so clients can focus on their health and their families.

Tim is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School and is licensed to practice in both Illinois and Wisconsin. As a personal injury trial lawyer, Tim has represented victims of trucking accidents, auto accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice and serious personal injury cases across the country, winning jury verdicts and settlements in over 10 counties across four states.

Since 2019, Tim has committed his time solely to the representation of individuals or their loved ones who have been harmed in trucking crashes.

Board Certified Truck Accident Attorney

Tim has received Board Certification in Truck Accident Law from The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). To qualify for this prestigious certification, Mr. Whiting was required to demonstrate extensive legal experience in truck accident law, as well and meet rigorous objective quality standards as required by the NTBA. This prestigious board certification is proof of Tim’s hard work, dedication and success in representing clients who are victims of trucking accidents across Illinois, Wisconsin and other states across the country.

“If someone hires a board certified truck accident attorney, they can now rest assured that this lawyer’s credentials have been fully vetted and their knowledge has been thoroughly tested,” explains Joe Fried, ATAA co-founder.

ATAA co-founder Michael Leizerman adds about Board Certification in Truck Accident Law:

“Finally, there is an objective way for truck accident victims to choose a lawyer that does not rely on lawyer advertising or web pages.”

Focus on Trucking Accident Cases

As Tim is focused primarily on representing victims of trucking accidents, has gained extensive experience and success in of holding trucking companies, truck drivers and others in the transportation chain accountable for the death, damages and harm caused when they are operating their 80 thousand pound trucks, trailers and loads on the roadways unsafely.

To further his own understanding in representing victims of truck accidents, Tim obtained a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). After passing intense testing and driver training, Tim is legally qualified to drive a 18-wheeler truck. This experience has allowed Tim to have a better understanding of how to safely operate a semi-truck and trailer and what may have gone wrong that led to his clients or their loved ones being harmed in a trucking accident.

Tim is not against the trucking industry and drivers and motor carriers who are committed to safety. He is only working tirelessly to hold those responsible for a truck wreck when they are no committed to safety and their unsafe practices that lead to needlessly endangering the public who share the roadways with these large trucks.

Co-Counseling on Trucking Cases Across the Country

Due to Tim’s success and commitment in handling serious truck wrecks in Illinois, Wisconsin and at several of the other parts of the United States, he is regularly sought out by other lawyers around the country to either co-counsel or consult on their respective clients’ cases who were harmed in serious trucking accidents. (To learn more about co-counseling with Tim and his team of truck accident attorneys, please visit the Co-Counsel with a Truck Accident Attorney page.)

Awards and Accolades

As a result of his accomplishments in representing victims of truck accidents and serious personal injury, Tim has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Illinois by the National Trial Lawyers Association since 2008.

In 2015, he was named a Leading Lawyer for Personal Injury Law, an honor earned by fewer than 5% of attorneys in Illinois.

Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, a top legal publication rating lawyer’s abilities, ranked Tim AV Preeminent, the highest rating a lawyer can receive for Legal Ability and Success in personal injury. (AV Preeminent is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.)

In 2018, Tim was named as one of the – Top 10 trucking accident trial lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers Association, for his tireless work and proven success in protecting the rights of those injured or killed in truck crashes.

Previously, Tim had been named by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company as one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under Age 40 in Illinois.

Tim’s success has also been recognized in various legal magazines and publications which recognize only the top trial attorneys in the field of trucking accidents.

Board Membership on Trucking Trial Organizations

Tim has been appointed to the Executive Board, the Board of Regents, and the chair of the New Lawyers Division for the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys (ATAA). ATAA is a trucking organization comprised of the top trucking accident attorneys from around the country. The purpose of ATAA is to promote training and education so as to increase a lawyers expertise in handling and winning trucking crashes for their clients. ATAA also works to support the passing and enactment of safety legislation to promote safer roads for our communities.

Tim also serves on the Executive Board of the American Associations of Justice (AAJ) Interstate Trucking Litigation Group. Members of the Trucking Litigation Group handle cases involving motor-carrier and owner-operator liability. The Group provides members the tools and resources necessary to successfully litigate their trucking cases. Group members network and discuss legal cases and strategies on the Group’s plaintiff-only list server and at regular meetings, including AAJ Conventions and Education seminars on trucking cases.

Trucking Legal Publications

As a leading truck accident trial attorney, Tim regularly writes about trucking topics involving trucking accident litigation. He has been published in national periodicals, magazines, and journals for lawyers who focus their practice on this complex area of law.

Charitable and Volunteer Activities

Tim serves on the Board of Catholic Charities and its Legal Advisory Committee. He is also active in the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois by fundraising and raising awareness about kidney disease and live kidney donation. He serves on the Advisory Council for the Northwestern Medicine Comprehensive Transplant Center to promote and advance the mission of transplants to save lives. Tim is also committed to his local communities by personally supporting a number of local organizations and their efforts to provide for the homeless and underprivileged people of Chicago.

Legal Associations and Involvement

  • Executive Board and Board of Regents for ATAA for the Academy of Truck Accidents Attorneys
  • Executive Board for the AAJ’s Interstate Trucking Litigation Group
  • Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

EDUCATION

  • University of Wisconsin, Parkside – BA – 1991
  • University of Wisconsin School of Law – JD – 1994

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