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Tom solves labor relations and employment law challenges for clients ranging from startups and small business owners to Fortune 500 companies. He is a labor negotiator, employment litigator and management counselor who helps clients achieve their business and operational goals while navigating the myriad federal and state employment laws that impact them. Tom also represents commercial clients in disputes in other areas of law, with an emphasis on federal and state court litigation matters.


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2003, J.D., high honors, Chicago-Kent Law Review, notes and comments editor
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, 1997, M.S.W., Social Work
  • Illinois State University, 1994, B.S.

  • California
  • Illinois
  • Minnesota

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Missouri

  • Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys (AHIA)
  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association (IHLA)
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers list for Employment & Labor, 2014-2020
  • Selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for Employment & Labor, 2010-2013
  • Illinois Law Bulletin – 40 Attorneys Under 40 to Watch, 2011