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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.

Prior to MG+M, Tim was a shareholder at a national Chicago-based law firm. 

Tim lives in River Forest, Illinois, and spends his 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.


  • 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


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


  • DePaul University College of Law, JD, 1990
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BA, 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Wisconsin

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • US District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • US District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • US District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • US District Court for the District of Nebraska
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • US District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

News + Insights


Products Liability Practice Handbook , Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education

Speaking Engagements