Timothy J. Cavanagh - Cavanagh Law Group

Timothy J. Cavanagh

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2015

Timothy J. Cavanagh is the founding partner of Cavanagh Law Group in Chicago. He is a nationally known trial lawyer who concentrates his practice in plaintiffs’ personal injury trial work and handles catastrophic injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases.

Cavanagh is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and his firm is included in U.S. News & World Report 2016 Best Law Firms listing.  The firm was given a “Tier 1” ranking.  He has been named one of the Top 500 plaintiffs’ lawyers in the country by Lawdragon magazine.  Leading Lawyers Network has named Cavanagh a Leading Lawyer every year since its inception in 2003, an honor that is limited to the top five percent of lawyers in Illinois.  Cavanagh has also been named a Super Lawyer in the years 2005-2016.

Cavanagh has recovered over $450 million in verdicts and settlements in his career.  In 2002, Cavanagh’s $55 million verdict against the Canadian National Railroad was recognized by The National Law Journal as one of the Top 100 verdicts in the nation. In the last 18 months,

Cavanagh obtained a $6.65 million wrongful death verdict, a $2 million wrongful death settlement and a $9.75 million trucking settlement. 


Cavanagh earned a BA from John Carroll University in Ohio, and a JD from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.  He is a member of the Board of Managers of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Regents of Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, the Board of Directors of the Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago, and is a director of the Western Golf Association Evans Scholars Foundation.  

John Carroll UniversityBA 1984IIT Chicago-Kent College of LawJ.D. 1987
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationThe Trial Lawyers for Public Justice FoundationThe Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Office Location

161 North Clark Street, Suite 2070
Chicago, IL 60601-3434
United States

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs (Wrongful Death)