Mr. Gronewold concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, labor and employment law, and municipal law.

As a commercial litigator, he has assisted clients in the areas of contract disputes, business torts, real estate, negotiation and enforcement of commercial leases and easements, construction claims, shareholder disputes, temporary restraining orders, and injunctions. He has also assisted in insurance coverage disputes as well as foreclosure and replevin proceedings. With regard to labor and employment, he has assisted employers with litigation involving wrongful discharge, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), federal wage and hour claims, interpretation of employment contracts, restrictive covenants, non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, civil rights administrative proceedings, unemployment claims, and internal investigations of alleged workplace misconduct. He also serves on the Labor & Employment Section Council for the Illinois State Bar Association. In his governmental practice, he assists municipalities, water districts, and the airport authority.

Mr. Gronewold has been named to “40 Leaders Under Forty” by Peoria Magazines, a “Rising Star” by Illinois Super Lawyers, and an “Emerging Lawyer” by Illinois Leadings Lawyers. Honorees of the “40 Leaders Under Forty” award are selected by an independent panel of community and business leaders and must have a recognized record of extraordinary achievement and a track record of leadership experience in their professional and/or volunteer lives. To be eligible for inclusion in “Rising Stars,” a candidate must be either forty years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less. A patented multiphase selection process is used combining peer nominations and evaluations with third party research. This is an honor that is limited to no more than two and a half percent of the attorneys within Illinois. “Emerging Lawyers” are selected by the Leading Lawyers organization. Less than two percent of all lawyers licensed in a state are recommended by their peers and selected.

Mr. Gronewold is also a frequent speaker. He presented to the Chicago Bar Association on Preliminary Injunctions at its Provisional Remedies Seminar, was a participating witness in The Trial of a Retaliation Case for the Illinois State Bar Association Trial Practice Series, presented at a seminar entitled, “Employment Law – Beyond the Basics,” presented at a National Business Institute Seminar entitled, “Human Resource Law: What You Need to Know Now,” presented a Discrimination and Retaliation Law Update for the Peoria County Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education Winter Series, presented “Politics or Policy” and “Documentation - What, When, How & Why” to the Community Bankers Association of Illinois, and presented the “Basics of Employment Law and Human Resources Update” to a Chief Financial Officer forum through the Illinois Bankers Association.

Mr. Gronewold serves on the Board of Directors for the Central Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross. He also serves on the Board of Directors of FamilyCore, a private, non-profit, nationally accredited social service agency that has served the Tri-County area continuously since 1900. In addition, he serves as a co-chair of the Legal Division for the Campaign Cabinet of the Heart of Illinois United Way, chairs the planning committee for Golf FORE the Red Cross, and is a member of the Morton Rotary.

He previously served on the Board of Directors for Community Workshop & Training Center, the Morton Micro Grant Review Committee, as a member of the Young Leaders Board at Illinois Cancer Care, as the Chairperson for the Morton Business District Development and Redevelopment Commission, as a co-chair for the Peoria County Bar Association Project Santa, and as a Mock Trial Judge for Bradley University.

Mr. Gronewold received his B.S. from the Washington University Olin School of Business in 2003 and his J.D. from the Washington University School of Law in 2008. He is licensed to practice in the State of Illinois and before the United States District Court for the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of Illinois. He has also been admitted pro hac vice in the Western District of Missouri. Finally, he is a member of the Peoria County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and American Bar Associations as well as the The Abraham Lincoln Court.

Timothy D. Gronewold

One Technology Plaza, Suite 600
211 Fulton Street
Peoria, IL 61602-1350
Office: (309) 999-6344
Fax: (309) 672-1568