J. Timothy Eaton

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Chicago, IL


J. Timothy Eaton is a seasoned veteran in commercial litigation, appellate litigation and arbitration.

Tim is a past president of the Appellate Lawyers Association, a member of the ABA Standing Committee of Amicus Briefs and a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. He serves on the American Arbitration Association Commercial Panel for Large Complex Cases and the IICPR Distinguished Panel of Neutrals and also is a Fellow of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. He is a past chair of the Illinois State Bar Association Section on Civil Practice and Procedure and a member of the Chicago Bar Association Commercial Litigation Committee.

He has authored over 50 law review articles and bar publications focusing on commercial litigation, appellate and arbitration issues. He was the first Editor-in-Chief of the Appellate Law Review and also is the co-author of a civil appellate practice handbook that is in its fifth edition. He is a frequent lecturer on appellate and arbitration practice.

Tim has been awarded an AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for ethical standards and legal ability and was named a 7th Circuit Litigation Star in the 2012 Benchmark Appellate publication. Tim has been designated by his peers as a Leading Lawyer in Civil Appellate Law and Commercial Litigation from 2005-2012. He has been named to The Best Lawyer in America list for Appellate Law for 2007-2013 and was named Best Lawyers’ 2010 Chicago Appellate Lawyer of the Year. Tim has also been named to the Illinois Super Lawyers list every year from 2005-2013.