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Thomas W. Toolis was born and raised in Chicago and is a graduate of Brother Rice High School and the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he majored in accounting. After passing the C.P.A. exam, Thomas worked as an accountant at Rush University prior to earning a Juris Doctor from Kent College of Law in Chicago. Since starting his legal career, Thomas has focused his practice on bankruptcy, corporate law, and real estate law.

Thomas believes in providing excellent service for each client, no matter what the circumstances and time involved. As a father of two, he understands the stress many families face when confronted with difficult situations. Thomas strives to work closely with his clients to resolve those issues, so that the clients can feel confident and trusting in the process. He also recognizes that the law can be intimidating to those without his specialized training. Therefore, it is important to Thomas that he provides his clients with an informal, personal level, in order to ensure that his clients understand each step.

To date, Thomas has discharged over $15 million in debt for his clients, providing them with a chance for a new beginning. He has also aided over 50 corporations with incorporation and transactional disputes. Thomas also believes strongly in planning for families for the long term. He is also skilled at drafting wills and trusts to help families provide for their loved ones. Thomas specializes in special needs trusts, life insurance trusts, and estate planning for business owners.

Thomas has also dedicated much of his time over the past thirteen years supporting the local business community. He has served as the President of the Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce, which boasts over 650 members due in part to Thomas’s leadership.


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  1. Consumer Protection: 40%
    9 years, 500 cases
  2. Real Estate: 20%
    17 years, 2 thousand cases
  3. Chapter 7: 20%
    17 years, 1.8 thousand cases
  4. Chapter 13: 20%
    17 years, 1 thousand cases



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Jahnke, Sullivan & Toolis, LLC

10075 West Lincoln Highway
Frankfort, IL, 60423


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199911/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerJahnke, Sullivan & Toolis, LLC2007 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/A2005 - Present
Orland Park Chamber of CommercePast President2001 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Simmons v. Ocwen Loan ServicingJudgment was entered in favor of Mr. Toolis' client in excess of $26,000.00.
Kasper v. Palisades CollectionJudgment was entered in favor of Mr. Toolis' client in excess of $25,000.00.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyN/AJD - Juris Doctor1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bankrutpcy SeminarBankruptcy Sanctions2013