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Timothy M. Nolan

Attorney Timothy (Tim) Nolan has spent his entire life in Chicago, having grown up on the South Side. While in high school, he worked as a cook and as a gas station employee, which gave him a deep appreciation for the kind of hard work his current clients do every day. Tim also attended both college and law school in Chicago.

Early in Tim's legal career, he worked for a number of large local law firms practicing in the area of employment defense, learning employment law from the defense side of the table. In 1994, after several years in practice, Tim decided to open his own law firm, where he could have greater control over the types of cases he accepted and the clients with whom he agreed to work. He chose to focus on representing the interests of workers in wage and hour, employment discrimination, and other employment law matters.

Tim observes that most of his clients are low or middle-income individuals who are incredibly industrious and devoted to their families, often laboring 80 hours per week or more. Some of them are undocumented, but hope to become citizens, so they continue to work hard, obey the law, and pay their taxes. These workers usually receive no benefits and are often exploited by employers. Tim derives great satisfaction from getting relief for people who work so hard and are treated so poorly by employers.

Colleagues describe Tim as “an impeccable attorney who knows wage and hour law and maximizes recovery for his clients” and “an aggressive litigator.” He is honored to have the respect of his colleagues, but he is primarily motivated by achieving justice for his clients.

When not practicing wage and hour and employment law, Tim is active in the community, including advising the police pension board in the Village of Palos Park and serving on the Board of Regents at St. Ignatius College Prep.

Practice Areas

  • Wage and hour law
  • Employment law


  • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law (1986)
  • B.A., University of Chicago (1983)

Admissions to Practice

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois and Trial Bar for Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals, Seventh Circuit and Fifth Circuit

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association