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Colleen Gaye Thomas

Colleen Gaye Thomas

Practice areas:

Family, Divorce & Separation, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence, Adoption

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About Me

Attorney Colleen Thomas is a dedicated legal advocate for clients throughout McHenry County and Kane County in Illinois. She received her law degree from Northern Illinois University, where she was the Assistant Managing Editor of the Law Review, as well as the recipient of numerous accolades for her work in the International Moot Court Competition.


During law school, Ms. Thomas also gained invaluable experience as a law clerk in the Kane County Judges Office and at a prestigious firm in the city of Chicago. After passing the Bar in 1994, Ms. Thomas worked in civil litigation and appeals before opening the doors of Thomas Law Office in 1996. Her well-rounded experience in various areas of civil law, family law and bankruptcy law give her a unique skill set that is perfectly suited for family law cases, which often involve both domestic and financial matters.


An Involved Member of the Community

As an active member of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA), the Dundee Township Rotary Club and District Chair for the Rotary Interact Club, Colleen Thomas takes pride in the community. She is committed to mentoring youth, and she is a member of several programs at Dundee-Crown High School, including the Internship program, Mock Trial team, Job Fair and Cooperative Education Program.


She has also participated in mock jury trial programs for the Boy Scouts of Kane County and has even worked in community theatre in Elgin as an actor, stage manager and assistant director. In addition to community service, Ms. Thomas is also an energetic political activist, contributing countless hours to numerous judicial campaigns for more than 16 years at the city, county and state levels.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Divorce & Separation: 30%
  2. Family: 30%
  3. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 20%
  4. Domestic Violence: 15%
  5. Adoption: 5%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Joseph Pierce O'Brien

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Joseph O'Brien Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Danelle Marie Wozniak

    I endorse this lawyer. Colleen is an extremely professional and conscientious attorney. She advocates zealously for her clients while remaining courteous and open to working out a fair and equitable settlement for the case.


    Danelle Wozniak Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Thomas Law Office

30 North Western Avenue
Carpentersville, IL, 60110-1731



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199408/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Woman of the YearAmerican Business Women's Association, Fox Valley Charter Chapter2005
Award of ExcellenceDundee Township Rotary Club2001
Distinguished Service AwardDundee Township Rotary Club1999

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThomas Law Office1996 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Kane County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationGeneral Assembly1994 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northern Illinois University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of ChicagoMathematicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1991