Timothy Pike

Libertyville Office

Areas of Practice/Concentration

  • Personal Injury
  • Transportation Accidents
  • Premises Liability/Safe Place Claims
  • Wrongful Arrest/False Imprisonment
  • Construction Accidents
  • Insurance Contract Disputes
  • Asbestos
  • Bad Faith

Education

  • University of Wisconsin J.D., 1986
  • Oberlin College B.A., 1983

Academic Achievements

  • Managing Editor, Wisconsin Law Review, 1986

Admissions

  • All Illinois State Courts
  • All Wisconsin State Courts
  • United States Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Recent Cases

In October 2016, Attorney Pike successfully defended Manau Cutlery against failure to warn allegations in a Cook County arm amputation jury trial where the jury returned a "not guilty" verdict at the close of a seven day trial.

In September 2016, after a six day jury trial, Attorney Pike settled a serious Cook County auto case, wherein the plaintiff reduced his demand at the conclusion of plaintiff's case from $2,000,000 to $600,000.

In October 2016, Attorney Pike successfully argued a motion for summary judgment in a Lake County, Illinois negligence claim against a condominium association wherein the court ruled that the condominium bylaws precluded plaintiff's claims.

In January of 2017, Attorney Pike received a favorable ruling upon a motion for summary judgment in a Cook County auto claim based opinion a prior oral settlement between the insurance company and the plaintiff.

In November of 2016, Attorney Pike tried a six day brain injury case in Milwaukee County after which the jury returned a verdict below plaintiff's final settlement demand of $1,000,000 wherein plaintiff's counsel argued at trial that the plaintiff should be awarded several million dollars.

Appellate Decisions

Wisconsin Supreme Court

Doyle v. Engelke, 219 Wis.2d 277, 580 N.W.2d 245 (1998) (holding that matters outside the underlying complaint would not be considered in determining the CGL insurer’s duty to defend and interpreting the policy as not affording coverage for slander.)

Court of Appeals

Dahmen v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co., 2001 WI App 198, 247 Wis.2d 541, 635 N.W.2d 1 (Held that in insured's action alleging claims for benefits under the UIM policy and for insurer bad faith, insurer was entitled to bifurcation of the claims and to stay of discovery on bad faith claim pending resolution of UIM claim.)

Aetna Cas. and Surety Co. v. Owen, 191 Wis.2d 744, 530 N.W.2d 51 (Ct. App. 1995) (Held that the pendency of an insured's action does not toll the statute of limitations for an insurer's independent subrogated claim arising out of an occurrence that caused the injury to the insured.)

Professional Achievements

  • AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell - Highest possible rating in both legal ability & ethical standards
  • Member, Wisconsin Defense Counsel since 1987
  • Member, Wisconsin Bar
  • Member, Illinois Bar
  • Member, Libertyville Bar Association