Taft partner J. Timothy Eaton has been appointed to the newly reconstituted Illinois Judicial Conference. The group will be charged with the development, implementation and management of the first-ever long term statewide Strategic Agenda for the Illinois Courts.
The 30-member group is chaired by Chief Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier of the Illinois Supreme Court and will include 29 judicial branch stakeholders – 15 judges and 14 non-judges. Eaton is one of only three attorney members and only two in private practice. His term is for three years.
Eaton is a senior litigation partner in Taft’s Chicago office, concentrating his practice on appeals, commercial litigation and arbitration. He is a former law clerk for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and is active in local and national bar associations. Eaton is a past president of the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and the Appellate Lawyers Association of Illinois.