Tom devotes his practice to the handling of complex civil litigation matters for both individuals and business entities of all sizes, from Fortune 100 companies to family-owned businesses. His experience includes serving as lead trial counsel on dozens of cases involving shareholder disputes, business torts, employment and breach of contract disputes, product liability, premises liability, probate and estate litigation, construction disputes, medical malpractice and class action disputes in multiple jurisdictions.
Tom has substantial experience conducting investigations on behalf of private and government agencies. While a member at the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, he assisted with several investigations into allegations of consumer and charitable fraud. In the private sector, he has been engaged by private corporations to investigate allegations of wrongdoing allegedly committed by employees.
Tom has significant experience with nationwide and state class claims arising under consumer protection statutes, including:
- Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
- Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and
- Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
Tom joined Aronberg Goldgehn in June 2021 as a member of the firm’s Business Litigation practice. Prior to joining the firm, he practiced commercial litigation with large firms in Chicago for more than 15 years.
Earlier in his career, he served as Assistant Attorney General in the Illinois Attorney General’s Office in Chicago.
In 2016, he was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Illinois Super Lawyers, a designation honoring lawyers under the age of 40 or who have been in practice for 10 years or less and who are recognized as outstanding attorneys using peer reviews and an assessment of professional accomplishments. Only 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state are selected to this list each year.
In the community, Tom serves as a basketball coach for St. John of the Cross Catholic school in Western Springs, IL, and is a member of the Fenwick High School Father’s Club.
DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 2003
Marquette University, B.A., 1998
BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS
- State of Illinois
- U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois, Southern District of Illinois, and Eastern District of Wisconsin
- Chicago Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
- West Suburban Bar Association
- Fenwick High School Bar Association
- Rising Star, Illinois Super Lawyers (2016)
In his free time, Tom enjoys spending time with his wife and five children. He also enjoys traveling to the family home in Sister Lakes, Michigan and going to White Sox games.
What is your favorite thing about working at Aronberg Goldgehn? Working with my Dad.
What is one item on your bucket list? Taking my famly on vacation to Ireland.
What would you be doing if you weren’t a lawyer? History teacher.
What is your favorite place in Chicago? Old Comiskey Park.
What is the best vacation you’ve ever been on? Yellowstone National Park.
What is your favorite restaurant? Freddy's Pizza in Cicero.