Timothy J. Freiberg

Attorney


The Law Offices of Frederick W. Nessler & Associates, Ltd.
4320 Spring Creek Road
Rockford, IL 61107
Toll Free: (800)727-8010
Fax: (217)698-0203
freiberglaw@gmail.com

Timothy Freiberg has been associated with Nessler & Associates for over 10 years.  He began his legal career working as an associate attorney at Nessler & Associates, where he assisted in pursing personal injury claims.  Although Mr. Freiberg has since opened his own business in Rockford, Illinois he continues to be associated with our office.  Mr. Freiberg continues to work with Nessler & Associates by helping the victims of sexual abuse of all ages recover for the abuse they have suffered.


Education

Bachelor of Science – Political Science
Summa Cum Laude
University of Tennessee, 2001

Juris Doctorate
University of Mississippi, 2004

Employment

The Law Offices of Frederick W. Nessler & Associates, Ltd.
2005-2009, Associate
2009-Present, Of Counsel

The Prairie Legal Group, Ltd.
2008-2009, Managing Partner

Freiberg Law Offices
2009-Present, Principal

Memberships

Illinois State Bar Association

  • Member, Tort Section Council (07’-09’)
  • Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Council (11’-12’)

American Bar Association

  • Vice Chair for the Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution (YLD, 07’-08’)
  • Chair for the Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution (YLD, 08’-09’)
  • Vice-Chair for the Committee on Bankruptcy (YLD, 09’-10’)
  • Vice-Chair for the Committee on Law Student Outreach (YLD, 10’-11’)
  • Touch 10,000 Ambassador (YLD, 10’)

Illinois Trial Lawyers’ Association

  • American Association for Justice
    • Board of Governors (NLD, 09’-10’)
    • Public Service Committee (NLD, 09’-10’)

Organizations

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)

National Association for the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children (NAPSAC)

Rockford Road Runners’ Club

Honors

Named to the Rockford Chamber of Commerce’s 2010 Forty Leaders Under 40.

Admitted to Practice

Supreme Court of Illinois

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois

United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

United States District Court for Eastern District of Missouri

United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

United States District Court for the District of Colorado

United States District Court for the District of Nebraska

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

United States Supreme Court

Practice Emphasis

Timothy J. Freiberg practices primarily in the areas of personal injury, workers’ compensation, premises’ liability, automobile negligence, and catastrophic injuries. A significant portion of his practice is also concentrated in the area of civil prosecution of sexual abusers of children and those entities knowingly employing the perpetrators of such abuse.

Mr. Freiberg is also an experienced bankruptcy attorney, having handled numerous cases and is willing to take on bankruptcy cases for debtors in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Significant Cases

M.K., et al. v. L.C., et al., 901 N.E.2d 468 (3rd Dist. 2009). The Third District Appellate Court reversed the Peoria County Circuit Court, holding that the amendments to Illinois’s Childhood Sexual Abuse Statute (CSAA), which eliminated the statute of repose and statute of limitations, are to be applied retroactively.

Speaking Engagements

Clergy Abuse – Illinois Trial Lawyers’ Association’s 2009 Shotgun Seminar 
Discussing any and all relevant topics in the area of “Clergy Abuse” in the State of Illinois.

Clergy Abuse Claims – Illinois Trial Lawyers’ Association’s 2010 Rights and Remedies Seminar
Discussing any and all relevant topics in the area of “Clergy Abuse” in the State of Illinois.