Congressman Timothy J. Johnson


The Law Offices of Frederick W. Nessler & Associates, Ltd.
201 W. Springfield Ave, Suite 1004
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217)344-8888
Fax: (217)698-0203
Toll Free: (800)727-8010



  • Urbana High School, 1964


  • History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1969, B.A 
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Eta Sigma
  • Bronze Tablet


  • College of Law, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1972, J.D.
  • Order of the Coif

Faculty Positions

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Law (1972-73)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Commerce (1970-71)

Parkland College

Illinois State University (2013-2014)

Danville Area Community College (2014)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Liberal Arts (2014)

Public Service

United States Congressman, 2001-2013

Member, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Member, House Agricultural Committee

Chairman, Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research,Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture

Co-founder and Co-Chairman, Center Aisle Caucus

Co-Chairman, Pollinator Protection Caucus

Member, Congressional Animal Protection Caucus

Member, Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth

Member, Congressional Dairy Farmers Caucus

Member, Congressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus

Member, Congressional Rural Caucus

Member, Congressional Task Force on Childhood Obesity

Member, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus

Member, Republican Study Committee

Member, Rural Health Care Coalition

Member, Tuesday Group

Illinois General Assembly, 1977-2000

  • Deputy Majority Leader
  • Deputy Minority Leader
  • Judiciary II – Criminal Law Committee

Judiciary I Committee=-Civil Law

Legislative Reapportionment Committee

Local School District Reorganization Committee

Higher Education Committee

Urbana City Council, 1971-1975