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Leahy & Hoste has been recognized nationally for having obtained some of the largest verdicts in the United States.  Specializing in medical malpractice, wrongful death and personal injury litigation, Leahy & Hoste has obtained multiple record settling verdicts and settlements.  Honored twice since 2002 for achieving one of the top 100 verdicts in the United States by the National Law Journal, partners Tom Leahy and Peter Hoste have both been selected as members of the Leading Lawyers Network.  


Through careful selection of the cases they chose to pursue, the attorneys at Leahy & Hoste are able to focus their efforts in attempting to achieve the best possible result for each and every client they serve. With most cases being referred by other attorneys, former clients and even former adversaries, Leahy & Hoste is widely respected as one of the premier plaintiff personal injury and medical negligence law firms in Chicago and the state of Illinois.



Practice Areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Wrongful Death: 25%



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Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Brian J. Conneran-Weig

    I endorse this lawyer. Peter is a tireless advocate for his clients and very professional.


    Brian Conneran-Weig Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Michael Thomas Gill

    Pete and I started as law school classmates, and have been competitors and colleagues since graduation in 1997. He is an excellent lawyer.


    Michael Gill Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Leahy & Hoste, Attorneys at Law

321 North Clark Street.
Suite 1050
Chicago, IL, 60610


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199708/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Illinois Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2009
Leading Lawyers Network - Top LawyerLeading Lawyers Network2009
Leading Lawyers Network - Top LawyerLeading Lawyers Network2008
Forty Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to WatchChicago Lawyer Magazine2007
Leading Lawyers Network - Top LawyerLeading Lawyers Network2007
Leading Lawyers Network - Top LawyerLeading Lawyers Network2006
Leading Lawyers Network - Top LawyerLeading Lawyers Network2005
Leading Lawyers Network - Top LawyerLeading Lawyers Network2004
Leading Lawyers Network - Top LawyerLeading Lawyers Network2003
Leading Lawyers NetworkN/AN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerLeahy & Hoste1997 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Managers2008 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMembership Committee2002 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationYoung Lawyers Committee2002 - 2006
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMedical Negligence Committee2002 - Present
American Association for JusticeBoard of Governors - Young Lawyers Division2002 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationTort Law Section Council2000 - 2006
Chicago Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Longnecker v. Loyola University Medical CenterVerdict against the hospital for $2,700,000
Reid v. Carle Clinic, et alCase settled for $3,416,812.63
Tengler v. Preferred Unlimited, et alVerdict for $19.2 million
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Publication NameTitleDate
Trial Journal (ITLA)Practice Tips: Closing & Rebuttal Arguments2008
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Michigan State UniversityFinanceN/AN/A
Loyola University Chicago School of LawN/AN/AN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
ITLA - Update & Review Seminar“Jury Selection”2007
CBA - Tort Litigation Seminar“Discovery Preparation from the Plaintiff’s Perspective”2006
CBA - Federal Bar Training CourseOpening Statements2006
CBA - Federal Bar Training CourseOpening Statements2005
ITLA - Medical Negligence Seminar“Medical Records - What To Do With Them”2004