Timothy R. HermanTimothy Herman Clark Hill
Timothy R. Herman
Timothy R. Herman is a Senior Attorney in the Chicago office of Clark Hill PLC and is a member of the firm's Litigation Practice Group. His practice focuses on commercial litigation and employment law. Tim has successfully tried multiple cases, including a two week federal jury trial, defended and prosecuted temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction hearings, and has significant experience in all aspects of litigation through trial. His litigation practice covers such diverse areas as shareholder disputes, defending claims arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act and defending employment discrimination claims, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, class action litigation, complex contract disputes, equipment leasing, real estate litigation, trust and estate litigation, insurance coverage litigation, product liability defense and mechanic's lien actions. Tim also has significant experience in post-judgment proceedings, including litigating fraudulent transfers and citations to discover assets. Tim also has experience in non-litigation matters, including analyzing and drafting employment and corporate maintenance agreements, contracts and assisting in corporate formation for small to medium-sized businesses and other start-up companies.
Tim graduated as the valedictorian of his law class at The John Marshall Law School in 2010. Tim graduated cum laude from Kalamazoo College in 2006 where he majored in Economics/Business and minored in Political Science.
While attending law school, he was the Student Publications Editor of The John Marshall Law Review. He also externed for Judge Alexander P. White of the Circuit Court of Cook County and worked at a boutique law firm that focused on corporate and financial transactions and commercial litigation.
During law school, Tim served as Research Assistant for Ralph Ruebner, Associate Dean of The John Marshall Law School, and assisted Dean Ruebner in his capacity as reporter for the Illinois Supreme Court Special Committee on Illinois Evidence. He also provided research support for Dean Ruebner in the publication 2010 Illinois Decisions on Search and Seizure: Recent Developments on Search and Seizure in Illinois, published by the Illinois State Bar Association.
Tim is a member of the Chicago Bar Association's Judicial Evaluation Committee and was part of the CBA’s 2016 inaugural Leadership Institute composed of 18 lawyers from various law firms and corporate legal departments in the Chicagoland area. Tim has been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" in Business Litigation for 2016 and 2017. Tim also devotes significant time to pro bono causes, including obtaining the requisite findings in state court to allow minor children to become legal permanent residents in the United States by virtue of their status as Special Immigrant Juveniles.