Thomas Tuohy | Oakbrook Terrace Personal Injury Lawyer

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Thomas William Tuohy

Challenging expectations in law and serving the community for over four decades

Accident & Injury, Trusts, Estate, Business Organization, Personal Injury

http://www.tuohylawoffices.com

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For over four decades, I have represented the community. In 1982 I founded Tuohy Law Offices

Born on the Westside of Chicago, a grandson of a police chief and son of a detective, I have been both a police lawyer and a community lawyer. I have represented thousands of police from patrol officers to superintendent and provided over 4,000 Living Trust estate plans for working-class families.

The attorneys affiliated with Tuohy Law Offices have recovered over $1 billion in settlements and verdicts on behalf of clients who have suffered personal and catastrophic injuries.

In 2015, I founded the social enterprise, Comprehensive Benefits of America, LLC (CBA) to provide progressive digital financial wellness solutions for individuals, employee benefits, and members of labor and credit unions and professional associations.

In 1989, I founded Dreams for Kids as a hand-up to lift underserved youth towards a better future. After guiding the organization for 31 years, and more than 70,000 youths, today, Dreams for Kids recently merged with GCE Lab School, located in downtown Chicago. The expanded mission of DFK is to provide real-world learning experiences promoting equity, sustainability, and social entrepreneurship while educating tomorrow’s global citizens.

I am grateful to be recognized as one of a handful of attorneys in the United States to receive the highest (A/V) rating for legal ability and ethical standards as determined by Martindale Hubbell, which has provided such ratings for more than 138 years.

The National Association of Distinguished Counsel selected me as one of the Nations Top 1% and I have been a member since 2015.

As a speaker, professor, and mentor, I share the business, nonprofit and life experiences gained from 40 years of working with over 50,000 people of all ages and from every demographic.

Topics include Living Trusts, Estate Planning; Business Succession; Financial Wellness Middle-Class Benefits; Leadership; Corporate Social Responsibility; Youth Empowerment; Social Entrepreneurship; Mentoring.
Please describe a case in the last year or two where you made a big difference.

If every case doesn't make a big difference, then you arent approaching the practice of law or serving your clients the right way.

How did you build a successful practice?

I was one of the few in my graduating class to start my practice upon graduation. I had worked as a law clerk for 7 years prior to graduating and was ready to hang my shingle on Lasalle Street. From there I realized on the business cards I collected along the way and the network - or the Rolodex in those days- that I filled. No job was beneath me, as I wanted to learn the entire profession, and discover what I was good at, and how I could best serve clients as a lawyer. Importantly, I looked at the top complaints about lawyers - many are still true today, such as not returning phone calls, arrogance, excessive fees, lack of communication, and I committed to do just the opposite.

What should clients look for in a lawyer?

Honesty, transparency, communication, reasonable fees, personable and caring, and 100% invested in you as a client. And be darn good at what you hired him or her to do.

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?

100% important. There can be no shortcuts to knowing everything you need to know, and staying on top of the changes in the law, as well as the innovations and technology that serve clients best.

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?

Listening first, gaining a complete understanding of the client's needs providing the client with a sense you are the right lawyer for them, and letting them know precisely what you will do and when you will do it.

What information do you need in a free phone consultation?

Enough information to determine if I am the right lawyer and that I can deliver the best result.

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?

Communication, personable, down to earth, a provable reputation, skill, and someone who delivers.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

Working with people, and spending time getting to know them and their lives and producing a result that validates their choice in me as their lawyer and as their families lawyer in the future.

What are your other interests in addition to law?

Reading, writing, community work, mentoring, family, yoga, exercise, discovering innovative and new ways to work and play.

Are you involved in your community?

Yes, I founded Dreams for Kids in 1989, which recently merged and is now Dreams for Kids GCE Lab School and Learning Center. This is a project-based school, located in downtown Chicago where students learn by doing, visit businesses and public and private facilities and cultural centers. Students learn social entrepreneurship skills and create projects that impact their local and global communities.

Position Organization Location Duration
AttorneyTuohy Law OfficesOakbrook Terrace, ILPresent
School Degree Major Graduation
DePaul University College of LawJ.D. Law School1982  
Northwestern University; Kellogg School of ManagementExecutive ScholarNonprofit Management2012
Stanford University Graduate School of BusinessExecutive ProgramSocial Innovation2011
DePaul UniversityBachelors1979
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Illinois1982
  • KIN Global Summit | Delegate | 2009 - Present
    Illinois State Bar Association | Member | 2009 - Present
    Jesse White Scholars | Board of Directors | 1982 - Present
    Chicago Council on Global Affairs | Presidents Circle | 2010 - 2015
    Dreams for Kids | Chairman and Founder | 1989 - 2020
  • In 2015, Mr. Tuohy was selected as a member of the Nations Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, which recognizes attorneys who elevate the Bar’s standards and provide a benchmark for other attorneys to emulate. His selection as one of the top 1% of all attorneys in the United States was vetted by a blue-ribbon panel’s independent research and approved by a judicial review board. Mr.Tuohy has also been awarded the Prestigious Highest Rating (AV) for Legal Skill and Competence for 14 consecutive years by the premier attorney rating service of Martindale Hubbell. In addition, AVVO has awarded Mr. Tuohy the highest rating of Superb 10/10. Finally, he has received numerous community awards and recognition as one of Illinois’ and of the United States’ most respected attorneys.
  • ABC Chicago | Nonprofit Dreams for Kids helps turn Chicago Students into Entrepreneurs | 2020
    Chicago Tribune | Park Ridge Resident Founded Dreams for Kids | 2019
    Chicago Lawyer Magazine | Inspiring Innovators | 2013
    Chicago Daily Law BulChicago | He Finds Time for Underprivileged Kids | 2007
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(1982) Licensed as Attorney in Illinois. Verified with Illinois State Bar Association.January 21, 2022

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From 1984 to 1988, Tom Tuohy served as Special Assistant Attorney General of Illinois founded Tuohy Law Offices in 1982. Born on the Westside of Chicago, a grandson of a police chief and son of a detective, Tom has been both a police lawyer and a community lawyer. He has represented thousands of police from patrol officers to superintendent and provided over 4,000 Living Trust estate plans for working-class families. In addition to providing legal services for Living Trust and Estate Planning and small business owners, Tuohy Law Offices is dedicated to serving every legal need of its clients. Accordingly, a network of highly-rated and experienced national and local attorneys is available. Its affiliated attorneys concentrate in these areas - Catastrophic Personal Injury, Malpractice, Products Liability, Mesothelioma, Wrongful Death, and Workers Compensation, Sexual Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse, and Neglect. For more than two decades, Tom Tuohy has been honored yearly as one of the few attorneys in the United States to receive the highest (A/V) rating for legal ability and ethical standards. Martindale-Hubbell, has provided such ratings for more than 138 years. In 2015, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel selected Mr. Tuohy as one of the select Nations Top 1%, which recognizes attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other attorneys to emulate. Selected attorneys are vetted by the independent research of a blue-ribbon panel and approved by a judicial review board. Tom Tuohy was sworn in and admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar in 1990.

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Update Date: 2021-08-19

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17W220 22nd
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
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17W220 22nd
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181


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