Timothy E. Lengkeek

Timothy Lengreek | Best Lawyers | Lawyer of the Year 2019 | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Wilmington, DE

Timothy E. Lengkeek

Wilmington, Delaware

When a lawyer has a reputation for going to trial, opponents take notice. With dozens of medical negligence and personal injury matters tried to verdict, Tim Lengkeek has earned exactly that reputation. Lawyers for the insurance companies he faces regularly know to proceed with caution.

Tim believes, with good reason, that insurers will not settle a case for fair value unless a jury trial is a credible threat. He makes it a point, therefore, to try as many cases as possible, and assumes that every case he takes on will be headed for a courtroom.

Taking great pains to earn the trust and confidence of clients who have had their lives upended by injury or death, Tim is determined to outwork his opponents at every stage. He is known for his attention to detail, for recruiting the best expert witnesses available, and for his ability to see every fact as if through the eyes of a juror. Often enough, an actual juror will soon be involved.

Tim represents people throughout the State of Delaware. Despite many seven figure awards, Tim does not shy away from "smaller cases" or those against formidable opponents. For cases outside Delaware, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland, he works with local attorneys in each state as applicable.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Negligence
  • Workers Compensation

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware, 2001


  • Rutgers School of Law - Camden, Camden, New Jersey
    • J.D. cum laude - 2001
  • University of Delaware
    • B.A. - 1997

Representative Cases

  • $10,000,000 to a client who suffered a brain injury in a collision involving a tractor-trailer
  • $6,000,000 to the family of a woman killed in a motor vehicle collision involving a drunk driver
  • $5,300,000 to the family of teenager who was killed in a premises liability case
  • $3,500,000 to a client who lost his leg after receiving an overdose of medication in a hospital emergency room
  • $3,500,000 to a client who was paralyzed as a result of medical negligence
  • $3,090,000 to a client who suffered a brain injury and significant orthopedic injuries in a collision involving a commercial motor vehicle
  • $3,000,000 to the family of a pedestrian killed in a work related truck accident

Honors and Awards

  • 2014 - 2017 Delaware Today Top Lawyer for Medical Negligence as voted by readers, Top Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Recognized as one of Delaware's Top Personal Injury Lawyers, Delaware Today magazine (received highest number of statewide votes in this category), 2010 - 2012
  • Philadelphia magazine, Super Lawyers, 2012 - present
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2012 - present
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Martindale Hubbell, Peer Review Rating AV Preeminent

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2012 - 2013
  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, Co-editor of The Advocate, DTLA's quarterly publication, Co-membership Chair, and Vice-President, 2004 - Present
  • Delaware State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, State Delegate
  • St. Thomas Moore Society, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Board Member, 2011 - 2013
  • Delaware Office of the Child Advocate, Volunteer Attorney
  • Delaware Volunteer Legal Services
  • Rutgers Law Journal, Former Staff Member and Editor
  • Rutgers University School of Law, Hunter Advanced Moot Court Competition, Finalist