TIMOTHY J. KEISER is a trial attorney within GWC’s Specialty Litigation Practice.
As a Specialty Litigation attorney, Timothy handles a broad range of legal matters with a particular emphasis on toxic tort litigation, white collar criminal defense, civil rights actions, police brutality cases, and commercial disputes. In addition to these areas, Timothy works on catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases in support of GWC’s core focus.
Timothy has consistently displayed a track record of success throughout state and federal courts by being a zealous courtroom advocate for his clients. Since becoming licensed in 2010, he has devoted his career to fighting on behalf of those who have been wronged by other individuals, corporations, insurance companies, and municipalities. Timothy has handled numerous complex and sensitive matters where his clients’ lives, livelihood, and liberty have been threatened.
Throughout his legal career, Timothy has routinely been acknowledged as a leader in the legal field. In October 2019, Timothy was awarded fellowship with the Litigation Counsel of America. LCA is a peer-selected, and aggressively diverse honor society of 3,500 of the nation’s best trial lawyers, Less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers, vigorously vetted for skills, expertise, and service are offered fellowship. Timothy has been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers every year since 2018, placing him among the top 2.5% of all attorneys under 40 years old as determined by his peers. Additionally, Leading Lawyers Magazine named Timothy one of its “Emerging Lawyers” in 2019 and 2020. This honor is reserved for those who have displayed excellence in the law while practicing for no more than ten years.
Even at a young age, Timothy knew the law was his calling. After receiving a BBS in Business Management & Strategic Leadership from Ohio University, he enrolled in DePaul University School of Law. While earning his Juris Doctorate, he participated in nationwide tournaments as a member of the DePaul Trial Team and joined GWC as a law clerk in 2009.
When not practicing law, Timothy enjoys cheering on his beloved Chicago sports teams with family and friends. As a three-time finisher of the Chicago Marathon, he can often be found running along the city’s lakefront and jogging paths.
- Supreme Court of Illinois 2010
- US District Court, Northern District of Illinois 2014
- Ohio University (BBS)
- DePaul University College of Law (JD)
- Rising Star by Super Lawyers, 2018-2019
- Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers, 2019
- Litigation Counsel of America – Fellow, 2019