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Illinois Life Fellow J. Timothy Eaton

June 11, 2014, Fellows in the news

Congratulations to Illinois Life Fellow J. Timothy Eaton for being elected to the John Marshall Law School Board of Trustees. 

"It is my pleasure to welcome these three exceptional attorneys to our board," said Leonard Amari, president of the Board of Trustees. "I'm sure they will add much to our discussions and offer important insights to our decision-making. In the history of legal education, there has never been a more critical time. The John Marshall Law School and law schools across the country are making serious decisions and need talented people on their boards. Fortunately, especially with these three outstanding new board members, John Marshall's Board of Trustees has the talent to address the serious issues head on."

J. Timothy Eaton received a B.A. from Miami University of Ohio, his J.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Law, and an LL.M. degree from Washington University School of Law. He is a partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP where he focuses his practice on commercial and appellate litigation, arbitration and mediation and educational institutions. His peers have selected him numerous times as a "leading lawyer in civil appellate law and commercial litigation" and Eaton has been honored as "best lawyer in America" and "best Chicago appellate lawyer."

Active in bar activities, Eaton served as president of the CBA for the 2013-14 term. Ten years earlier he served as president of the ISBA. He is a past president of Illinois Lawyers Trust Fund and Appellate Lawyers Association of Illinois. He served three years on the American Bar Association's House of Delegates.

"Tim Eaton exemplifies what it means to be not only a great lawyer but a great person," said Daniel Cotter (John Marshall J.D. '95), who serves with him on the CBA Board. "He has been a leader in the appellate practice area as well as in the bar associations. He has had a phenomenal year as CBA president and will add his wisdom and leadership to the John Marshall Board of Trustees."

For more information about The John Marshall Law School Board of Trustees, or to request high-res photos of its new members, please contact Christine Kraly at ckraly(at)jmls(dot)edu.

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