October 3, 2016

Timothy Myers

Timothy Myers is motivated by the opportunity to make a difference in the community, and he sees his law degree as a tool to do so. Tim’s interest in activism and serving the public interest started early. During college, Tim was active advocating for immigrant rights in Voces de la Frontera, a grassroots political organization supporting Milwaukee’s immigrant community. After college, Tim worked at University Hospital in Cincinnati, advocating for the hospital’s uninsured patients in their Medicaid and Social Security cases.

During his time in law school, Tim developed an interest in immigration law, serving as the President of the Immigration Law Society. Tim also gained experience in the practice of immigration law while clerking for Community Refugee and Immigration Services and while helping set up DACA workshops for Vineyard Community Church.

This interest in immigration law is coupled with an interest in criminal law. Upon graduating law school, Tim worked as a prosecutor for the City of Chicago Department of Law. Tim then gained experience in community lawyering as a staff attorney for Community Activism Law Alliance (“CALA”), a non-profit organization that partners with activist organizations to provide legal services to underserved populations in the communities in which they live. At CALA, Tim practiced immigration law, criminal law, criminal records, and employment law.

Presently, Tim is active in Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, serving as a mentor to high school students interested in legal careers. Tim is a proud alumnus of Marquette University and The Ohio State Moritz College of Law. Tim is fluent in Spanish.