Timothy Liam Epstein JD

DUGGAN BERTSCH, LLC would like to Congratulate our 2017 Leading Lawyers

Leading LawyersLeading Lawyers have been recommended by their peers to be among the TOP LAWYERS in the areas of practice noted on this website. Less than 5% of all lawyers licensed in each state have received the distinction of Leading Lawyer. 


David M. Henderson

Tax Law: Individual
Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law

Michael H. Israel

Tax Law: Individual
Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law

Timothy L. Epstein

Arts, Entertainment & Sports Law
Commercial Litigation

Gregory J. Bertsch

Closely & Privately Held Business Law
Tax Law: Business
Tax Law: Individual
Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law

James M. Duggan

Tax Law: Individual
Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law

Allen J. Gable

Closely & Privately Held Business Law
Real Estate Law: Finance
Tax Law: Business
Tax Law: Individual 

Pollstar Live! 2018 Has Cemented Its Place As The Largest Gathering Of Concert Industry Professionals In The World!

This years event took place February 6-8th at the Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown, bringing thousands of music business executives together for three days of deal making, discussions, education, networking, fun, and of course music! 

Pollstar Live! for the fourth year, was preceded by a one-day Production Live! conference, a day of panels and networking, focusing on the issues and remedies of concert and event production. Among the group of featured panelists was our very own, Timothy Liam EPSTEIN! On Thursday afternoon of Pollstar, Tim served as one of the expert panelists on the, "When Things Go Off The Rails" discussion panel and led discussion for the Insurance/Risk Management Roundtable. 


Timothy Liam EPSTEIN was Quoted in The Chicago Tribune Editorial Entitled, "More baseball netting means more safety."

“People can now interact using their cellphones while sitting in their seats,” Chicago attorney Timothy Liam Epstein told The Seattle Times. “And so, you now have venue owners and teams that are participating actively in individual, targeted distractions that would seem to be a relatively easy way for a plaintiff’s attorney to defeat a presumption of the case getting tossed under the ‘Baseball Rule.’ ” 

Timothy Liam EPSTEIN Offers His Insight In An Article Published By The Seattle Times Entitled, "Mariners’ decision to expand safety netting at Safeco Field just makes financial sense," Written By Geoff Baker.

Last week’s news that the Mariners' would further expand protective netting around Safeco field was followed a day later by word that all Major League Baseball teams would do the same.

And it’s not surprising.

Mariners president and CEO Kevin Mather issued a statement saying the team is concerned about fan safety, which is no doubt true. No MLB team I know of wants their fans knocked unconscious or to lose teeth or fingertips because of a screaming line drive.

But it appears more likely the main driver behind MLB’s changes is the increased potential for a successful lawsuit by injured fans struck by foul balls or pieces of flying bats. At least one prominent national sports attorney agrees the changed dynamic of how fans pay attention to games has left MLB and its teams worried about being vulnerable to litigation despite the longstanding legal protections they enjoy.

“I don’t think venue owners are monsters, and I think there certainly is some empathy to wanting to keep their patrons safe,” said Timothy Liam Epstein, a sports attorney and partner at the Duggan Bertsch LLC firm in Chicago. “But at the same time, yeah, lawsuits are driving it. That’s what happens in sports.”

The NHL changed its protective netting in 2002 after a deflected puck struck Columbus Blue Jackets fan Brittanie Cecil, 13, at a game. She died two days later...

Congratulations to our 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars!

The Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars is an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 5% of attorneys in Illinois receive this distinction. Attorneys are selected through a patented selection process involving nominations, research, and peer reviews. 


DUGGAN BERTSCH, LLC is proud to announce the following attorneys who have been selected as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2018 in the following categories:


2018 Illinois Super Lawyers

Timothy Liam Epstein

Entertainment & Sports Law

Commercial Litigation 

Michael A. Passananti

Estate & Probate


2018 Illinois Rising Stars

Clint A. Costa

Estate & Probate

Scott A. Sissel

Estate & Probate

Ronnie E. Webb Jr.

Estate & Probate


The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Published Timothy Liam EPSTEIN'S Article Entitled, "Confidentiality agreements fog Panthers’ sex charges."

In the span of one weekend in December, accusations of workplace impropriety against Carolina Panthers principal owner Jerry Richardson led to an internal and National Football League investigation and ultimately resulted in Richardson putting the team up for sale.

On the same day that a media story revealed that Richardson allegedly engaged in sexual harassment and inappropriate physical contact with several female Panther employees,.... 

To Read the entire article, CLICK HERE!

XLIVE 2017: A Annual Conference and Expo Bringing Together Industry Leaders of the Live Event Space to Share and Explore the Latest Trends

This year's event took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. During this four day conference and expo, leaders of the industry came together to share their experiences, discuss the latest trends, happenings, and visions for the industry's future. Timothy Liam EPSTEIN, a member of XLIVE's Advisory Board, was among these industry leaders, speaking on two of the expert panel sessions. This year’s conference and expo featured five conference tracks, totaling over 60 interactive educational sessions designed to give event promoter's the ability to create experiences that are truly extraordinary. 


For specifics on Tim's sessions, please select one of the panel titles below:

December 11, 2017 Panel --> Community Impact - Making a Positive Impact on Communities through Live Events

December 12, 2017 Panel --> Standing Apart – Building a unique lineup in a consolidated market:









Timothy Liam EPSTEIN joins panel of industry professional at the 2017 Billboard Touring Conference & Awards

On Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Tim joined other leading touring industry professionals in discussing trends, challenges, and opportunities in a broad array of touring industry sectors during the TRAX breakout session at this years Billboard Touring Conference & Awards.   




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