With over 100 years of practicing and trying cases, Blickhan, Timmerwilke & Woodworth is here to assist you.



Gerald L. Timmerwilke, Partner

Jerry started practicing law in 1976 after passing the Illinois Bar. He attended Illinois State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History. He then earned his Juris Doctorate degree from The University of Memphis in 1976. Jerry’s area of concentration includes worker’s compensation, personal injury, major civil and criminal litigation, divorce, family law, bankruptcy, and traffic. Jerry has countless hours of experience in the courtroom. He is sought out for his great reputation and service. His corporate accounts include Quincy Township, Village of Ursa, Wise Finance, Heights Financial Service, and Security Finance. Jerry is a member of the Illinois Township Attorneys, Illinois State Bar Association, and Adams County Bar Association, and is a Past President of the Adams County Bar Association. Sharon Main is Jerry’s assistant. She has been with the firm since 1979 and is an invaluable member of the team.

Jerry is married to Laura (Grayson) Timmerwilke and they have 2 children: Jill and John. Jill is a teacher and lives with her husband and daughter in Germany. John is seeking his doctorate degree at the University of Florida in physics. They have one dog named Cara. Jerry is a member of the Knights of Columbus, Northside Boat Club (where his father, Timmer, was a legend), and the University of Memphis Alumni Association. He is an avid tennis player, jogger and occasional golfer.

Lawrence W. Blickhan, Partner

Larry began practicing law in 1964 after graduation from the University of Kansas. He earned his Bachelor degree in History and Political Science at KU and also completed his Juris Doctorate in Lawrence, KS. Larry’s areas of concentration include family law, domestic relations, personal injury and worker’s compensation. His corporate clients include JK Creative Printers, Town and Country Bank of Quincy, TNT Golf Cars and Equipment: B-Ball Corp., McClean Bros, Inc., Quincy Abbey, Inc., Gem City Pizzeria, Inc., and Tower of Pizza, Inc. Larry is a member of the Adams County Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar. For over 44 years, Larry has provided excellent service and assistance to his clients. Larry’s assistant is Joan Barnes, who has been with the team since 1981.

Larry is married to Patti (Wiskirchen) Blickhan, and they have a daughter, Brandy, who also lives in Quincy. He is a member of the Elks, North Side Boat Club, South Side Boat Club, Quincy Boat Club, Spring Lake Country Club, Kansas University Alumni Association and Pheasants Forever. Larry spends a lot of time golfing, hunting, fishing and watching KU Sports and the St. Louis Cardinals. One of Larry’s most unforgettable moments is his boat trip down the Mississippi to New Orleans in 2002.

Dennis G. Woodworth, Partner

Denny started practicing in 1995 after earning his Juris Doctorate degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law. He attended Western Illinois University where he received both a Bachelors and Masters degree in political science. While attending Western Illinois University, Denny was elected into several National Honor Societies and fraternities, including Blue Key, Outstanding College Students of America, Phi Sigma Alpha, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Theta Kappa, and Mortar Board. While attending Western Illinois University, Denny was also a member of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity.

During his summer and holiday breaks, Denny clerked at BTW, which gave him invaluable experience. Upon graduation from SIU, Denny joined BTW full time. His areas of legal concentration include divorce, personal injury, workers compensation, bankruptcy, criminal and civil litigation, family law and traffic including DUI charges.

 Town & Country Bank of Quincy, Industrial Support Services, Quincy Farm & Home Supply, and International Eyecare, Spring Street Automotive, Summy Tire, Tri-State Payday Loan, and Camp Point Seed Company are some of Denny’s corporate accounts. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Adams County Bar Association, and Ursa Lion’s Club. Denny’s assistant is Joan Barnes, who has been with the firm since 1979.

Denny has two sons, Devin and Noah. He is a stock car racer, and when he is not in the courtroom, you can find him on the Tri-State area racetracks. He is a member of the UMP Late Model Dirt Track Racing Association, the IMCA Late Model Dirt Track Racing Association and the MLRA Late Model Series.


Joan Barnes
Assistant to Lawrence Blickhan and Dennis Woodworth
Joined firm in 1981