Supplement to Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer
TDR partner Timothy Hudson was named as one of the top 40 lawyers under forty years of age in Illinois. Judges, clients, and professional colleagues nominated Mr. Hudson for the honor. More than 1250 lawyers were nominated for the award. Mr. Hudson was recognized for, among other things, his work as lead counsel in one of the very first claims brought under the Illinois State Officials and Employees Ethics Act.
The article quotes Julie Goldweitz, General Counsel of the Reed Exhibition division of Reed Elsevier Inc., as saying that “Tim’s style was always a perfect balance of gracious and relentless.” Another client stated: “As a businessman and entrepreneur, I have worked closely with dozens of the best lawyers in the country over the past four decades, including disputes and deals involving hundreds of millions of dollars. Tim is among the best.”
According to a former opposing counsel, Tim was “vested with responsibility for representing several of the highest officers of state government and more than one state agency, and for marshaling a cast of difficult clients with divergent personalities under highly trying circumstances and during periods of governmental turbulence and transition that were without precedent in Illinois history;” and “command[ed] the respect and allegiance of these clients and of a large contingent of private and official counsel representing and advising them.” Moreover, Tim “was a model of civility and professionalism” and won “the respect and, perhaps even more important, the trust, of opposing counsel; his word, when given, was good.”