Litigation Experience

As a trial and appellate attorney Tom has focused on civil litigation, ultimately with a concentration on complex professional and landowner liability. He has served as the principal or co-principal trial attorney on the following noteworthy matters:

  • $4.7 million verdict in lender liability suit
  • $1 million verdict for victim of police shooting
  • $2.3 million verdict for neurosurgery patient
  • $4 million verdict for MVA traumatic brain injury
  • $1 million verdict, chronic pain following MVA
  • Confidential settlement, wrongful death, improper police chase
  • $1 million settlement at trial, wrongful death, funeral procession
  • Confidential multi-million dollar settlement for Wrongful Death of mother and son in truck versus van crossover collision in Florida
  • $900,000 settlement, wrongful death from upper airway obstruction for estate of profoundly handicapped child victim
  • Confidential settlement for high rise fire victim, oxygen deprivation/PTSD against local government
  • Confidential settlement, wrongful death, delay in cervical cancer diagnosis
  • Confidential settlement, wrongful death, delay in prostate cancer diagnosis
  • Wrongful Death verdict against CTA for un-witnessed accident, selected as one of Ten Best Verdicts of the Year
  • Confidential settlement for hip and shoulder replacement surgeries necessitated by over-prescription of steroids
  • Confidential wrongful death settlement against a US auto manufacturer, crashworthiness theory on rollover accident
  • Largest known award at time for loss of consortium in Wyoming
  • Civil Rights violation claim for former Alderman arrested in peaceful protest against public agency for violation of minority hiring policies
  • Wrongful Death case tried for estate of infant who died of malnutrition
  • Professional negligence/Wrongful Death suit tried for infant who died of undiagnosed heart defect following plastic surgery
  • Suit for graduate student for wrongful dismissal from doctoral program at nationally renowned university
  • Suit on behalf of investor cheated out of capital by unethical business owners
  • Multiple cases for injuries/abuse of mentally challenged or elderly clients while in the care of professional caretakers or nursing facilities
  • Multiple claims on behalf of workers at construction or other jobsites for wrongful death or injury arising from unsafe workplaces
  • Multiple appeals to Illinois Appellate Court, as well as appeals to the Illinois Supreme Court and Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals