Timothy A. M. Woerner
Timothy Woerner's practice focuses on defending and advising municipal corporations in litigation, including labor and employment and tort liability issues. Mr. Woerner has advocated for clients at arbitration and in Illinois courts in negligence actions, employment discrimination cases and disciplinary grievances, as well as contributed research and motion drafting assistance to family law and criminal appeals clients in prior legal clinic work. Mr. Woerner also handles administrative and code prosecution matters for the Firm’s municipal clients.
Mr. Woerner was a National Hispanic Scholar at Northwestern University and worked as a newspaper reporter in Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina before beginning his legal career. As a law student, Mr. Woerner held leadership roles in Northwestern's Sports Law Society and St. Thomas More Society, and contributed more than 200 hours of community service including Alternative Spring Break pro bono work with the Mississippi Center for Justice.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Labor and Employment
- Municipal Law
- Arbitration and Mediation
- Successful representation of clients in arbitration defending tort claims and disciplinary actions.
- Drafted petition for clemency for exonerated legal clinic client with regard to bail jumping conviction.
- Drafted pleadings under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act and Illinois Parentage Act for legal clinic family law clients.
- Supported litigators in elder abuse cases for the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office.
- J.D. Northwestern University School of Law
- B.S. Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Guest Judge, Northwestern University Law School Miner Moot Court Competition
- "The Intersection of Women's Sport and Intersex Athletes: A Long and Winding Road," co-authored, Indiana Law Review, Vol. 46, Issue 2.
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE