I am dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome in every case for which I am retained. My wife and I both practice in the same law firm so we are able to dedicate an extraordinary amount of time to our practice and our clients. I always want to win and do not ever want to settle on providing "average" representation. There are creative solutions to most legal problems and our goal is to achieve the ultimate outcome you desire. We will use all tools available to acheive your goals.
When I am not working, I strive to be the best father and husband I can be to my three children and my wife.
I enjoy guns, studying the intricacies of the stock market, fine scotch whiskey and, on occasion, a full-bodied cigar.
While we are located in a rural setting, we make strong use of all available technology in our offices. We are a modern and aggressive law firm, with a rich history dating back to 1883.
I strongly believe that our attorneys and their combined experience are second to none in Central Illinois.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Licensed since 2002
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Luke Thomas has three things in common with me--he has a great first name, attended the same great university (University of Illinois) and majored in the distinguished field of Economics. However, none of these commonalities clouds my ability to assess his legal credentials and fitness to serve as your advocate of choice. I have reviewed and studied his résumé and legal knowledge with unrelenting diligence. Thereupon, my conclusion is that Luke Thomas is a high-IQed advocate, a passionate student of the law and a person I would not hesitate to refer or even hire myself if I were in a position of need.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2002||05/14/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 Litigation||American Society of Legal Advocates||2014|
|Top Contributor for Criminal Defense||Avvo||2013|
|Al and James Chesser Scholarship||Al and James Chesser by Hon. David Herndon||2001|
|Honors Scholarship||SIU School of Law||1999|
|City Attorney||City of Beardstown, Illinois||2010 - Present|
|City Attorney||City of Virginia, Illinois||2006 - Present|
|Managing Partner||McClure, Thomas & Thomas||2003 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Society of Legal Advocates||Attorney Member||2014 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section||Member||2013 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section||Member||2013 - Present|
|Illinois Association of Criminal Defense||Private Attorney Member||2013 - Present|
|American Land Title Association||Attorney Member||2012 - Present|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2011 - Present|
|Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry||32 Degree Master Mason||2010 - Present|
|Illinois Municipal League||Member||2008 - Present|
|Tri-County Bar Association||President||2005 - Present|
|Cass County Bar Association||President||2005 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Attorney Member||2000 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|National Rifle Association||N/A||N/A|
|Southern Illinois University||N/A||JD||2002|
|University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
|Bankruptcy from a Banker's Standpoint||Bankruptcy and Secured Transactions||2012|
|High School Law Day for Local Public High Schools||Criminal Sentencing||2010|
|High School Law Day for Local Public High Schools||Criminal Sentencing||2009|
|High School Law Day for Local Public High Schools||Criminal Sentencing||2008|
|ISBA Law Day||General Legal Questions from Public||2007|