/ Illinois' Best Lawyers 2017

Timothy J. Cavanagh, founding partner of Cavanagh Law Group, started his plaintiffs’ personal injury firm in 1997, after 10 years of trying cases on behalf of the Illinois Attorney General’s office and for a prominent plaintiff’s personal injury firm. Over the last 20 years, Cavanagh Law Group has obtained hundreds of millions in settlements and verdicts for its clients. The firm combines the personal service and individual attention of a small law firm with the resources and expertise of a large firm. Cavanagh Law Group has a 98 percent success rate and has obtained some of highest verdicts and settlements in Illinois history.

“We are aggressive, and the insurance companies know we are always ready to go to trial,” said Timothy J. Cavanagh. “All of our attorneys are highly skilled trial lawyers. This makes a big difference when we are going up against insurance companies and corporations that have unlimited resources.”

Cavanagh Law Group has obtained more than 50 verdicts and settlements exceeding one million dollars. They include a $55 million railroad crossing verdict recognized by The National Law Journal as one of the top 100 verdicts in the country in 2002, a $14 million medical malpractice settlement, and a $13.7 million wrongful death verdict. In the last 12 months alone, Cavanagh Law Group has obtained seven verdicts or settlements in excess of one million dollars.

This year, Cavanagh Law Group was awarded a Tier 1 ranking by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2017 for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in Chicago. Cavanagh has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, and he has been listed with Thompson Reuter’s Super Lawyers since 2005. Cavanagh was also named one of the top 500 leading plaintiff’s lawyers in the United States by Lawdragon magazine.