Timothy Rathbun

Timothy Rathbun

Founding Partner

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Ligation.
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Municipal Representation
  • School Law

Biography

Timothy J. Rathbun is a founding partner of Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol, LLC and has practiced law for more than 30 years. His practice is concentrated in the areas of Civil and Commercial Litigation, School Law and Workers’ Compensation Defense.

Rathbun has extensive trial experience in both state and federal court and has successfully argued numerous cases on appeal. He practices in Northern Illinois in Will, Grundy, DuPage, Cook, Kane and Kendall Counties.

Tim grew up in Deerfield, IL, receiving both his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate degrees from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a member of the Will County, Illinois State and American Bar Associations, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

Mr. Rathbun was commissioned an officer in the U.S. Navy, working as a member of the Navy’s Judge Advocate General Corp from 1974-1977. He enjoys sailing on Lake Michigan in his spare time.

Career Highlights:

  • Injunction vs. physicians for breach of restrictive covenant

  • Settlement for $1.00 in suit against oral surgeon for defamation

  • Defeat of detachment petition for school before Regional Board of School Trustees

  • 2 ½ week trial on mechanic’s lien case

  • Various condemnation matters for school districts

  • Injunction against property manager by former employer

  • Trial over corporate dissolution of physician’s practice

  • Successful defense of developer in specific performance claim

  • Appearance before Supreme Court in school detachment case

  • Disputes with utilities for businesses, developers and local governments

  • Various shareholder remedies