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Tim J. Emmitt

Of Counsel


130 E. Randolph St.
Suite 3900
Chicago, IL 60601
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Fax: 312.985.5579
J.D., The University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 1965
B.A., summa cum laude, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, 1962
State Bar Licenses
Court Admissions
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Illinois

Tim J. Emmitt

Of Counsel

Tim J. Emmitt serves as Of Counsel in the Estate Planning & Probate Practice Group of Clark Hill’s Chicago office.

Tim focuses his practice on estate and trust planning, and administration. His work in this area includes the handling of income, estate and gift inheritance, and generation-skipping tax matters that may arise in the planning or administration stages. Additionally, Tim practices real estate law.

He has lectured to attorneys on the preparation of wills, trusts, shareholder agreements, federal estate gift tax returns, and related planning matters. He has also presented on various topics to the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the Chicago Bar Association.

Industry Experience

  • Private Professional Services
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Real Estate & Development
  • Construction & Building Materials


  • Elected to Illinois State Bar Association’s Class of Distinguished Counsellors, 2015
  • Selected as an “Illinois Super Lawyer” by Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine (2005, 2007-2015)
  • Recognized in Who’s Who in American Law (2010 & 2011)
  • Named a “Leading Lawyer” in Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law (2011)
  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Named a “Legal Leader”™ by Chicago’s Top Rated Lawyers™ (2014)
  • Expert witness regarding malpractice and breach of ethical duties by attorneys practicing in trust and estate planning, trust and estate administration, and related income and death taxation of trust and estates


  • Navy Judge Advocate General Corps (Reserves) Commissioned, 1968 (Retired)
Illinois Super Lawyer, 2005, 2007-2015
Illinois State Bar Association’s Class of Distinguished Counsellors, 2015
American Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois Bar Association
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) (1985 - present)
Chicago Estate Planning Council
Practice Areas
Tax & Estate Planning
Areas of Emphasis
Estate Planning & Probate