Tim is a seasoned business counselor and commercial litigator who has represented hundreds of clients in a variety of cases, ranging from pre-trial negotiations and settlements, through mediation and arbitration, and in bench and jury trials. He is also a Chair-Qualified Arbitrator in the Cook County Circuit Court Mandatory Arbitration Program. He has been granted pro hac vice status in jurisdictions around the country.
Tim is serving as 2015-17 President of the Illinois Creditors’ Bar Association, the nation’s largest state bar association dedicated to the advancement of creditors’ rights, where he is recognized as an authority on the collection of judgments. He is also a current member of the Illinois State Bar Association. Previously, as a member of the Chicago Bar Association Tim hosted and produced numerous “You and The Law” cable television segments, covering a wide range of law-related topics, and chaired both the Entertainment Law and Television committees for the CBA.
Tim has taught Broadcast Law at Columbia College of Chicago. He has also lectured for the Lorman Business School on post-judgment enforcement procedures and has served as a panelist for a number of continuing legal education seminars.
In the community, Tim was elected Trustee in the Village of Wauconda in 2015. He is on the Board of Directors of Veterans R&R, a non-profit group providing assistance to at-risk Veterans. He has also served as President of the Wauconda Lions Club, and on the board of directors of the Harbour Club Condominium Association. Recently, he opened Klevatt & Associates’ Lake County office in Wauconda.
Tim graduated with honors from the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago- Kent College of Law. Before graduating from law school, he spent over 15 years working in radio and television. He once had the top-rated morning radio program in Quincy, Illinois, and spent time at both WCKG-FM and WPWR-TV in Chicago. Tim has a Bachelor of Science degree from Quincy College and attended Chicago’s Marist High School.
Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago – Kent College of Law
Quincy College University of Illinois – Bachelor of Science
Memberships & Honors
- 2015-17 President of the Illinois Creditors’ Bar Association
- Member, Illinois State Bar Association
- Lecturer, Columbia College of Chicago
- Trustee, Village of Wauconda
- Board of Directors, Veterans R&R
- Board of Directors, Harbour Club Condominium Association
- President, Wauconda Lions Club