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Charles Jeffrey Thut

Litigation Attorney at Waukegan, IL

4.7   3 reviews

also known as C. Jeffrey Thut, Jeff Thut

  • Licensed for 39 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1984
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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C. Jeffrey ("Jeff”) Thut was licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois in 1984. Since leaving the office of the Cook County State’s Attorney in 1986, his practice has concentrated in civil litigation in Lake County, Illinois. In addition to Lake County, Jeff has successfully tried cases to juries seated in Cook, McHenry, DuPage, Kane, and Will Counties in Illinois. All told, Attorney Thut has tried in excess of twenty-five jury trials and countless bench trials and administrative hearings throughout Illinois. In addition to the Illinois State Bar, Jeff is a member of the Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He has represented clients in Federal Courts in Wisconsin, Texas and New York.

Jeff has extensive Appellate litigation experience. He has argued cases before the Illinois Supreme Court as well as the Illinois Appellate Courts of the First, Second, and Third Districts. Mr. Thut’s appellate litigation experience encompasses construction, zoning and annexation, breach of contract, and negligence cases. In addition to representing individuals injured by the negligence of others, Jeff has represented numerous businesses and individuals who have become embroiled in commercial disputes. He has represented construction companies, franchisees and franchisors alike, real estate developers, accountants, and even other attorneys in every type of commercial dispute imaginable.

Jeffrey Thut is a graduate of Illinois State University and the Valparaiso University College of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Lake County Bar Association and is active within his community. He resides in Kildeer, Illinois with his wife Kelly and their five children.


Noonan Perillo & Thut
25 N County St
Waukegan, IL, 60085-4342


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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2019
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Insurance litigation
My Company was being sued by an insurance company for $135,000.00 in past worker's compensation insurance premiums. Jeff recommended filing a Counterclaim because our Company incorrectly placed in a higher premium class. Rather than paying more to the Insurance Company we won the Counterclaim and received $102,000.00. Jeff's professionalism and expertise took a Bad situation and turned it into a wind-fall for our Company.
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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2017
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Foreclosure Defense
Jeff Thut did an excellent job staving off a predatory bank pushing to foreclose, buying enough time for us to refinance and save our business. Jeff Thut is patient, personable and an all-round great person to deal with. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Crystal | October 18, 2019
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Car accident claim
Lawyer Thut did an great job assisting me and my grandmother in a very bad accident in that was done recently we were hit from behind . Jeff Thut is patient, and very calm even when the other party was verbally out of line he keep his cool I would highly recommend him to represent you. I we did win our case and I’m happy with the result. Best lawyer in lake county.
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  • Valparaiso University
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  • Illinois State University
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Litigation Attorney | Mar 02
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Litigation Attorney | Sep 28
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"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is an experienced, talented and highly regarded civil litigator. His clients are always well represented."
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Waukegan Litigation Lawyer Charles Jeffrey Thut
Charles Jeffrey Thut
Litigation Attorney
Waukegan, IL
Licensed for 39 years