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Luke Allen Thomas

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Banking, Divorce & Separation, Government, Personal Injury, Appeals, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

About Me

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.

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Criminal Defense: 20%
    12 years, 150 cases
  2. Banking: 19%
    12 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Government: 18%
    12 years, 750 cases
  4. Divorce & Separation: 18%
    12 years, 150 cases
  5. Other: 25%
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Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • John M O'Brien

    A truly excellent attorney well respected in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.

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    John O'Brien Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Rebecca Lynne Melone

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Thomas is highly knowledgeable, and a zealous advocate for his clients.

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    Rebecca Melone Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

McClure, Thomas & Thomas

113 S State Street
Beardstown, IL, 62618-1217

McClure, Thomas & Thomas

135A South Front Street
Virginia, IL, 62691

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200208/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 LitigationAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
Top Contributor for Criminal DefenseAvvo2013
Al and James Chesser ScholarshipAl and James Chesser by Hon. David Herndon2001
Honors ScholarshipSIU School of Law1999

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
City AttorneyCity of Beardstown, Illinois2010 - Present
City AttorneyCity of Virginia, Illinois2006 - Present
Managing PartnerMcClure, Thomas & Thomas2003 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Society of Legal AdvocatesAttorney Member2014 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
American Bar Association, Law Practice Management SectionMember2013 - Present
American Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionMember2013 - Present
Illinois Association of Criminal DefensePrivate Attorney Member2013 - Present
American Land Title AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2011 - Present
Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry32 Degree Master Mason2010 - Present
Illinois Municipal LeagueMember2008 - Present
Tri-County Bar AssociationPresident2005 - Present
Cass County Bar AssociationPresident2005 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2000 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
National Rifle AssociationN/AN/A
Federalist SocietyN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
City of Virginia vs. TaylorVerdict in favor of City
Quintana vs. FigueroaN/A
In re M.L.N/A

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Banking Industry NewsletterWhat Should We Bid at the Foreclosure Sale?2012
McClure, Thomas & Thomas NewsletterSecuring your loan takes Perfection2011
McClure, Thomas & Thomas NewsletterThe Art of Collection2010

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Illinois UniversityN/AJD2002
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1999

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Bankruptcy from a Banker's StandpointBankruptcy and Secured Transactions2012
High School Law Day for Local Public High SchoolsCriminal Sentencing2010
High School Law Day for Local Public High SchoolsCriminal Sentencing2009
High School Law Day for Local Public High SchoolsCriminal Sentencing2008
ISBA Law DayGeneral Legal Questions from Public2007