Timothy S. Bishop


Chicago-based partner Tim Bishop has argued five cases and briefed more than 60 before the U.S. Supreme Court and handled dozens of appeals in federal and state appellate courts. He also represents clients in dispositive dismissal, summary judgment, and class certification motions in federal and state trial courts.  Tim has substantial experience in environmental litigation (especially under the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Endangered Species Act, Takings Clauses, and nuisance law), in which he has consistently been ranked as a top practitioner by Chambers, Best Lawyers in America, and other publications, which have called him “the go-to guy if you have a serious environmental issue on appeal” (Chambers 2009). He also frequently represents clients in securities and antitrust litigation, opposing class certification, fraudulent transfer suits, federal and state tax controversies, labor and employment law, and constitutional litigation.  He is co-author of the leading treatise, Supreme Court Practice (10th ed. 2013). Tim served as Law Clerk to Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., and to Judge James Oakes of the Second Circuit.

Tim is frequently quoted in the news media. His news and publications are available here.

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