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Timothy J. Clifton

Timothy J. Clifton
Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle
50 Virginia Street
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014
[email protected]



  • DePaul University College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2010)
  • University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (B.A., business administration, with high honors, 2007)


  • Illinois, 2010


Timothy J. Clifton has a highly diverse practice involving litigation, transactional, and divorce and family law matters. He has a solid background in health law, having received a Health Law Certificate and having served on the board of the Health Law Institute at DePaul University College of Law. He has been involved in court proceedings related to medical records, malpractice and insurance.

Clifton has argued successfully before family law judges in McHenry, Lake, DeKalb and Kane counties.  His knowledge of the applicable statutes and his passion for getting the best results for his clients lead him to be fully prepared and ready to go forward with a hearing even when others may be inclined to look for continuances.

Clifton is respected by judges. His clients appreciate his compassion, his supportive attitude, and his accurate insights into human nature.  With an excellent understanding of the parties’ needs, he looks for the best results through argument at a hearing or negotiated settlement.

He has successfully handled many negotiations and hearings for orders of protection, temporary support, injunctions, parenting schedules or custody issues, and post-decree financial relief.

Clifton’s litigation experience involves traffic law citations, and he has handled a variety of motions and depositions in these and other cases. On the transactional side he advises municipalities and businesses on federal and state regulatory matters, including those related to physician and provider combinations.

From his work in the City of Chicago Law Division, Clifton has solid knowledge of state and municipal traffic codes and has been involved in court proceedings involving traffic matters. He also has worked at health care provider organizations in McHenry and Cook Counties, giving him hands-on experience in medical-related regulations and disputes.  With a business administration degree from the University of Illinois, he brings practical business insight to his legal work.

Having  lived and worked in McHenry County, Clifton understands the needs and  perspectives of clients in communities served by Zukowski, Rogers, Flood  & McArdle, and is committed to thoughtful, effective legal representation for them.


McHenry County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association


More than a year of experience as a law clerk in the City of Chicago Law Division, handling traffic court matters.


Clifton is chair of the Community Leadership Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County.