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Thomas Touchstone Glasgow

also known as Thomas Glasgow

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Schaumburg, Illinois, Criminal Defense Law Firm

Before opening the Law Offices of Thomas Glasgow, Ltd. in Schaumburg, Illinois, our lead attorney, Thomas Glasgow was a Cook County State's Attorney who prosecuted cases ranging from DUI, to multi-kilo felony narcotic cases, to murder. From 1994 until 1998, he worked in the Traffic Division, the Narcotics Division, the Juvenile Division, and the Felony Review Division. In each of these positions he tried both misdemeanor and felony bench and jury cases, supervised other attorneys, interviewed defendants and witnesses, and helped prepare criminal cases for trial.

"I served as a State's Attorney because I wanted to help people. However, one of the reasons I decided to go into private practice was that I felt the criminal justice system can be a revolving door. I wasn't able to assist people on a one-on-one level. Through my criminal defense law practice, I have had the ability to change more people's lives than I could as a prosecutor. With two other experienced attorneys, we represent clients in all types of criminal and civil matters in both Illinois Federal and State Courts." -Thomas Glasgow

Firm - June 2010

At the Law Offices of Thomas Glasgow, Ltd., we realize getting people on the right path toward becoming a good citizen is an important goal of our firm. In fact, we have numerous thank-you notes from former clients whose lives we have changed by winning their case.

In addition to criminal charges, we help people who need representation in the area of family law, including divorce proceedings and child support issues. We also have experience in other areas of civil representation, including administrative law, licensure, contract disputes, construction litigation, and insurance disputes.

The Law Offices of Thomas Glasgow, Ltd. are located in Schaumburg, Illinois, about six minutes from the Rolling Meadows Courthouse, the third municipal district of Cook County. Our lawyers also handle cases in the Skokie Courthouse, which is the second municipal district of Cook County. Our office hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

We want to hear about your case to see how we can help you. Contact our Schaumburg law office to schedule a free initial consultation. Se habla español. Please call (847) 577-8700.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 35%
  2. DUI & DWI: 35%
  3. White Collar Crime: 15%
  4. Domestic Violence: 15%



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Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Anisa Lanette Jordan

    As a former prosecutor I had an opportunity to observe Mr. Glasgow as opposing counsel on a myriad of matters. Mr. Glasgow, while maintaining his professionalism, is always a passionate advocate for his clients and he is always current on cutting edge legal issues. I endorse this lawyer.


    Anisa Jordan DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Jason Blake Stevens

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Glasgow is unquestionably the most intelligent attorney I have ever worked with. He has the unique ability to analyze complex legal issues and find solutions. He serves his clients well.


    Jason Stevens Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Glasgow Beattie Olsson

1834 Walden Office Square, 5th Floor
Schaumburg, IL, 60173-4298


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199411/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Top Criminal Defense AttorneyAvvo2015
10 Best for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Premier AttorneyAmerican Academy of Trial Attorneys2015
10 Best for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyIllinois Department of Professional Regulation, Chicago, Illinois, Chief of Medical Division1998 - 1999
AttorneyFelony Review, Cook County1997 - 1998
AttorneyNarcotics Division, Cook County1995 - 1997
Traffic DivisionCook County States Attorneys Offce1994 - 1994
Juvenile DivisionCook County State's Attorney's Office1994 - 1994
AttorneyCook County State's Attorney, Chicago, Illinois1994 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationMember, Nominating Committee2010 - Present
Village of Arlington HeightsTrustee2009 - Present
Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationCo-Chair, Judges Night2007 - Present
Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationBoard of Governors2005 - 2007
Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationPast Chairman, Holiday Party Committee2004 - 2006
Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationJudicial Evaluation Committee2002 - 2009
Metropolis Performing Arts CenterMember, Steering Committee2002 - Present
Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Village of Arlington HeightsChairman, Zoning Board of Appeals2000 - 2007
Northwest Water Commission of Cook CountyTreasurer1999 - 2009
Central District of Illinois Health Care Fraud Committee of U.S. Department of Justice United States Attorney's OfficeMember1998 - 2000
Publication nameTitleDate
Firearms Professional Training, IncEditor: A Citizen's Guide to Illinois Concealed Carry2015
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education"Aggravated DUI" Defending DUI and Related Cases2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of MississippiN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NBC 5 ChicagoWoman Accused of Murdering Daughter Not 'Open-and-Shut Case2015
Daily HeraldDefense: 'Astonishing' amount of sympathy for woman accused of killing daughter"2015
Chicago TribuneSchaumburg mom accused of killing daughter gets support2015
Chicago Sun-TimesCarol Marin: She opened her heart to the daughter she killed2015
Belleville News-Democrat, The Associated PressIllinois mom accused of killing daughter gets support2015
PRWeb"Schaumburg Criminal Lawyer Explains the Benefits of Non-Lawyer Experts in DUI Cases"2014
Daily Herald"Order of protection means loss of gun permit, but some say reinstatement slow"2013
NBC Morning NewsPossible mistrial in Drew Petersen trial2012
NBC Morning NewsDrew Petersen Trial2012
Illinois Department of Professional RegulationHealth Care Investigator Training2008
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationDefending DUI and Related Cases2007