Timothy M. McLean


P: (630) 871-2612
F: (630) 871-9869

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Mr. McLean concentrates his practice in business counseling and commercial litigation. In his practice, Mr. McLean works closely with his clients in developing pragmatic business and litigation strategies in order to provide them cost-effective legal services. Mr. McLean has obtained several multi-million dollar judgments and settlements on behalf of business plaintiffs and has successfully defeated numerous multi-million dollar claims against his clients.

His proficiency in corporate law includes the entire spectrum of business matters on behalf of individuals, financial institutions, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations, including closely held businesses and Fortune 500 companies. He assists his clients with all of their business needs from the initial formation of their companies through the sale of their businesses.


Mr. McLean has successfully litigated a vast array of cases through trial and appeal in matters involving contractual breaches, real estate disputes, landlord-tenant issues, employment actions, partnership and shareholder disputes, trade secrets, trademarks and intellectual property, non-competition covenants, will contests and probate claims, banking issues, mortgage foreclosures, lien claims, environmental issues, insurance coverage and various other commercial disputes. Mr. McLean also represents a variety of governmental and non-profit organizations concerning employment issues, litigation defense and organizational matters.

Mr. McLean also counsels his clients concerning the full range of their business issues, including contract preparation and negotiation, employment issues, real estate (acquisitions, sales and leasing), and business sales, mergers and acquisitions.

Publication & Seminars

Tim is a regular presenter of seminars for clients and organizations regarding the avoidance of litigation and handling of employment discrimination and harassment claims.

In April 2013, Mr. McLean conducted and moderated the Kane County Bar Association Business Committee's annual seminar, "Advising Businesses from the Cradle to the Grave."

Also in April 2013, Tim was named by West Suburban Living as a "Top Attorney in the Western Suburbs" in Closely and Privately Held Business Law.

In January 2014, Mr. McLean was named as a Top Lawyer in Illinois Leading LawyersSM rated "Highest in Ethical Standards & Professional Excellence."


I truly appreciate the privilege of serving as an attorney in our community. I especially treasure the personal interaction with my clients and colleagues and the intellectual stimulation which comprise my every day as an attorney. My rewards in this profession occur on a daily basis with the satisfaction of successfully resolving problems for my clients.

Practice Areas

Business Counseling
Real Estate
Landlord-Tenant Law
Mergers and Acquisitions


Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1988
Notre Dame Law School, South Bend, Indiana

Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Government and Sociology, 1983
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana

Admission to Practice

Illinois State Bar

Federal Trial Bar of the Northern District of Illinois

Bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.


Board of Directors, Notre Dame Law School Association (2004-Present)

Board of Trustees, Marmion Academy, Aurora, IL (2004-Present)

Past President, Annunciation Pastoral Council, Aurora, IL

Member of the DuPage County Bar Association and Civil Litigation Committee

General Counsel for the DuPage County Bar Association (2009-2011)

Member of the Kane County Bar Association and Founding Chairperson of the Kane County Business Law Committee