Timothy Rollins, a partner with WilliamsMcCarthy LLP, attended the University of Illinois and received his B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude, in 1982. He graduated from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, in 1985, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review.
J.D., Harvard Law School, 1985, magna cum laude
B.A., University of Illinois, 1982, magna cum laude
Following law school he served for over four years with the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the United States Army. While stationed in the Pentagon, and later in Washington, D.C., he handled a variety of assignments involving government contract law, including reviewing contracts, advising government contracting officers and litigating bid protests and contract disputes.
Mr. Rollins represents a variety of private companies, not-for-profits, educational organizations and public agencies on general corporate, labor law and law of the workplace issues, corporate organization and governance, drafting and reviewing contracts and loan documents, statutory and regulatory compliance, handling employee discipline and terminations, defending employers against discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination claims.
Mr. Rollins is an elected member of the Board of Education of the Rockford Public Schools. He chaired its Operations Committee from 2011 to 2016, and currently chairs its Finance Committee, which oversees the District’s $400 million budget. He served for nine years as a member of the board of directors of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, and has also previously served on the board of directors of the not-for-profit Discovery Center and Family Counseling Services (including terms as President of those boards), the Rock Valley College Foundation, the Dean’s Council of the University of Illinois College of Medicine- Rockford (on which he served as Vice President) and the Rockford Area Arts Council. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Leading Lawyers Network, representing the top five percent of all attorneys in the State of Illinois, and has received an AV rating* from Martindale-Hubbell®, its highest rating for attorneys.
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