Tom has been defending the interests of his clients for more than 20 years. He provides services in litigation as well as a wide range of corporate transactional matters, including, but not limited to, real estate, contractual agreements, banking and finance, premises liability, defamation and catastrophic injury.
Tom especially enjoys working with clients who are in the early stages of building a business; he helps them progress into the marketplace and defends them against employee claims from within as well as from outside competitors. While keeping clients actively involved in the decision-making process, Tom has tried in excess of 50 cases to verdict.
Membership & Involvement
- Former Review Board Member of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission
Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated
- Selected by the Leading Lawyers Network as a "Leading Lawyer" in litigation
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Read Edna McLain’s recent article, “The Challenge of Serving in Black Robes, Not White Coats: The Second District Affirms the Denial of Patients’ Requests for Ivermectin” in IDC Quarterly!
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IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 1983, summa cum laude
Southern Illinois University, B.A., 1972