Tim Krippner concentrates his practice in the areas of catastrophic loss and long tail liability. He has developed and executed dozens of short- to long-term strategies for complex liability management for Fortune 100 companies and other major manufacturing and private equity concerns.

His current responsibilities include retention as trial, local, regional and, primarily, national coordinating counsel. Tim is frequently entrusted as lead trial counsel in catastrophic loss matters and coordinates resolution strategies at all levels of liability.

Tim has substantial experience consulting in merger and acquisition analysis regarding long-tail liability risk and appropriate avoidance strategies.

Tim also is highly sought out as a speaker and author. He frequently participates as a speaker and chairs highly regarded think tank events featuring well-known industry experts and leaders.

Tim lives in River Forest, Illinois, and spends his limited personal time pursuing his love of the outdoors, hiking, fishing, hunting and working in his multiple gardens. He also enjoys the culinary arts and fine dining. He is a lifelong Chicago sports fan.

Honors

  • Illinois Super Lawyers list, 2005 – 2006, 2009 – present
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer, 2012 – present
  • 40 Under Forty, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2004
  • Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
  • Dean’s List, University of Illinois
  • Phi Eta Sigma Society for Academic Excellence
  • Fox Valley Red Cross Outstanding Volunteer of the Decade, 1989

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • Champaign County Mental Health Center, Counselor and Trainer, 1985 – 1986
  • Cook County Bar Association
  • DRI
  • DePaul University, Peer Advisor, 1990
  • Segal McCambridge, Board of Directors, 2003 – Present
  • University of Illinois Peer Advisor, 1987
  • West Bucktown Community Association, Legal Affairs, Vice President, 2003 – 2004

Practice Highlights

Representative Matters

  • Achieved a compromise verdict of $134,500 in damages for a wire and cable manufacturer after an electrician plaintiff alleged that its product had exposed him to asbestos, causing him to develop mesothelioma. The original plaintiff request was $13 million.

Published Appellate Opinions

  • Kurrack v. ADT and Urbach v. Okonite, et al.

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • “Asbestos Litigation Demystifying Trends, Developments, and Defense Strategies,” webinar, The Knowledge Group, 2021
  • Environmental Risk & Litigation Conference, webinar, Perrin, 2021
  • National Asbestos Litigation Conference, webinar, Perrin, 2021
  • “Punitive Damages in Asbestos Litigation: What You Must Know and Do,” webinar, The Knowledge Group, 2021
  • Environmental Risk & Litigation Conference, webinar, Perrin, 2021
  • Mass Tort Litigation Conference, Perrin, 2021
  • “A Comprehensive Guide on Toxic Tort Litigation: Trends and Best Practices Explored,” The Knowledge Group, Webinar, 2021
  • “Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation,” Perrin, Webinar, 2020
  • “Tort Claims and COVID-19: Preventative Measures Employers Should Know and Do,” The Knowledge Group, Webinar, 2020
  • “Paving the Way to Transferring the Risk,” Perrin, Webinar, 2020
  • “Product Liability: Practical Tips and Strategies in Handling Multiple Fronts of Litigation,” The Knowledge Group, Webinar, 2020
  • “An Update on Personal Jurisdiction: Where Is Daimler Driving the Litigation?” Perrin Conferences’ Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference, 2019
  • “Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation,” co-chairman, Perrin Conferences, 2017
  • “Asbestiform or Not Asbestiform?” DRI Asbestos Medicine Conference, 2016
  • “Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation,” co-chairman, Perrin Conferences, 2016
  • “Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation,” co-chairman, Perrin Conferences, 2015
  • “Broader Perspectives: National, Trial Team and In-House Views,” panelist, Perrin Conferences Mid-Atlantic Asbestos Litigation Conference, 2015
  • “Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation,” co-chairman, Perrin Conferences, 2014
  • “Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation,” co-chairman, Perrin Conferences, 2013
  • “Emerging Issues: Hydrofracking, Nanotechnology, Genetically Modified Organisms, and Climate Change,” AIRROC Membership Meeting, 2012
  • “Emerging Risks on Dual Frontiers: Perspectives on Potential Liabilities in the New Decade,” “Emerging Risks – The Perennial Contenders,” panelist, Perrin Conferences, 2012
  • “Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation,” co-chairman, Perrin Conferences, 2012
  • “Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation,” co-chairman, Perrin Conferences, 2011