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Steven J. Morton

Steven Morton is a Chicago native. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University, cum laude, in 1980 and his Juris Doctor Degree from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles in 1983. He successfully completed his bar exam and was licensed to practice law in the State of California in 1984 and maintains his status as a member of the California Bar. He successfully completed his bar exam and was licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois in 1985. He joined the Law Firm of Robert C. Morton & Associates in 1985 and practiced as an associate for 2 years in a law practice that included Personal Injury, Workman's Compensation, Bankruptcy, Criminal Law, Real Estate, Divorce and other Family law matters. In 1987 he opened his own law firm focusing on civil litigation and personal injury law. In 20 years of practice, Steven Morton has litigated hundreds of cases and recovered several million dollars on behalf of his clients. He has successfully litigated matters to verdict or settlement in Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County and the Federal Court in the Northern District of Illinois. Steven Morton has successfully litigated complex civil litigation cases involving medical negligence, products liability, general negligence, automobile accidents, birth injuries, pharmaceutical errors, construction injuries, nursing home injuries and wrongful death. Steven Morton is an active member of many prestigious professional associations, including the Illinois Trial Lawyer's Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.

Education
Tulane University B.A. 1980
Loyola Law School of Los Angeles J.D. 1983

Bar Admissions
California 1984 - Present
Illinois 1985 - Present
Northern District of Illinois 1985 - Present

Bar Associations
Illinois Bar Association
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

Qualifications

AVVO Rated


Timothy W. Heath

Timothy Heath has been an established personal injury attorney in Chicago since 1987 and has been working with Steven J. Morton & Associates for more then 15 years.. Timothy received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in 1981 and went on to receive his juris doctor from Loyola University Chicago in 1984. After law school, he became licensed in Illinois and worked as an Assistant State’s Attorney from 1984 through 1987. While with the State’s Attorney’s office, Mr. Heath served as counsel on Patterson v. Illinois, which was successfully brought before the United States Supreme Court and is the seminal case on regarding the waiver of the Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel at Post-Indictment Interrogation. Timothy left the State’s Attorney’s office in 1987 to join a series of prestigious civil litigation firms here in Chicago. In 1998, he was named Partner of Hegarty & Heath LLC. While there, he successfully took several cases from the trial court up to the Supreme Court of Illinois and therefore has made an important impact of the development of personal injury law in the State of Illinois. In 2004, he was able to secure a $30 million dollar verdict for his client, a 16-day old infant that tragically passed away after his doctor’s failure to diagnosis kernicterus, or an incompatibility between mother’s blood type and the fetus. This verdict remains one of the largest verdicts in the United States for such a case. In 2009, Timothy became the President of Timothy Heath & Associates, P.C. Timothy continues to handle high profile cases involving medical malpractice and personal injury. To date, Mr. Heath has handled 15 cases that have gone to the Illinois Appellate Court and 8 cases that have reached the Illinois Supreme Court. He has earned the respect of the judiciary and the trial bar for his ability, professionalism, good nature, and success.

Education
University of Illinois B.A. 1981
Loyola University Chicago J.D. 1984

Bar Admissions
Illinois
Northern District of Illinois
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court

Bar Associations
Illinois Bar Association
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

Qualifications

SuperLawyers of Illinois 2009 - Present

Leading Lawyers Network 2009 - Present


Robert C. Morton (In Memoriam)

Robert C. Morton practiced law in Chicago for over fifty years. He grew up in Hyde Park and attended the University of Chicago Lab School, University, and Law School, earning his Juris Doctor Degree in 1953. Bob began his practice immediately following his graduation, with a focus in personal injury, general family practice, and bankruptcy law. In the 1970's, Bob opened the first law clinic in the Midwest, and pioneered the practice of legally advertising to the public, following the California ruling of Legal Clinic of Bates & O'Steen v. State Bar of California. To this day, his former clients and their family members remember him fondly, not only for the work he did for them, but for the open door he provided to people from all walks of life. He so loved the people that came to him for advice and support that people would often sit with him and talk about life and subjects unrelated to their cases almost every day. In addition to practicing law, Bob founded and supported for years the non-profit publication of the Longmeadow Journal of Short Stories, which contained children’s fiction, selected from responses to contest submissions to schools and libraries. A lover of Hemingway’s work, he obtained the rights and produced a short film based on Ernest Hemingway's "A Clean Well Lighted Place." He also collected stories by Chicago fiction authors and published two editions of the acclaimed book “Chicago Works,” the first with a forward by Scott Turow, and the second with a forward by Mayor Richard M. Daley. For the first Chicago Works, Bob was awarded Chicago Tribune Publisher of the Year.

Education
University of Chicago B.A. 1950
University of Chicago J.D. 1953

Bar Admission
Illinois 1953


Cassandra J. Neal

Cassandra J. Neal was raised in Northwest Indiana. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Depaul University, Chicago, in 2013 and a Juris Doctor degree from Valparaiso University School of Law in 2016. She attended Valparaiso University School of Law on a full tuition scholarship for her academic achievements. At Valparaiso, she was involved in a number of student organizations including Trial Advocacy and International Moot Court. Through these student organizations, she has competed on a regional, national, and international level in a total of six competitions including an international competition in Mumbai, India. She has received awards for her advocacy skills and has placed multiple times. She spent one of her summers working for a personal injury and medical malpractice firm, where she helped prepare for trial and appeals.  She also worked at Valparaiso’s Civil Law Clinic where she served her community and provided legal advice on family law, debt relief, and poverty issues.  Her background in advocacy makes her a perfect fit for fighting for her clients.

Education
DePaul University B.A. 2013 
Valparaiso School of Law J.D. 2016

Bar Admissions
Illinois State Bar
 
Bar Associations
American Bar Association
Illinois Bar Association
Cook County Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Women's Bar Association of Illinois