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Thomas W. Dillon

Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney at Geneva, IL

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Licensed for 31 years

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Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    50%
    Representing injured residents and their families in lawsuits against care facilities like Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities, with innovative strategies to help families.

    20 years, 350 cases

  2. Personal injury
    20%
    Catastrophic personal injury resulting from motor vehicle collisions, including truck and motorcycle wrecks, and claims of sexual abuse of children or adults by teachers, clergy, counselors, therapists, and other providers.

    30 years, 250 cases

  3. Wrongful death
    20%
    Wrongful death as a result of negligence on the roads, truck crashes, Nursing Home neglect or abuse, and motor vehicle crashes.

    30 years, 200 cases

  4. Car accident
    5%

  5. Ethics and professional responsibility
    5%
    Suing and representing attorneys and law firms for legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, and other malfeasance.

    25 years, 225 cases

WE WORK FOR YOU.

 

Tom has over 30 years of practice in litigation in these areas: legal malpractice, personal injury, catastrophic auto and trucking wrecks, Traumatic Brain Injury and Wrongful Death, Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse matters, and sexual assault/abuse of children and vulnerable adults. He has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict and obtained substantial settlements in personal injury and wrongful death cases.

Tom spends a tremendous amount of time with clients, consultants, and experts. He focuses his efforts on learning the client's objectives and developing a strategy to accomplish the objectives. The client is the boss, and that is how Tom treats the relationship with his clients. He's been recognized by Super Lawyers and the Leading Lawyers Network for his work representing injured people and their families and for his representation of other lawyers. He explains the legal processes to clients to the extent they want to know, recognizing that some clients want to know more than others do. 

Tom will tell you not to call him "Mr. Dillon" (that's the character on "Gunsmoke"), and he will tell his clients never to apologize for calling or asking questions. 

Talking to him about your case: it's always a no-charge consultation, and most cases are accepted on a contingency fee basis.

Awards

Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Licensed for 31 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1991
Updated 01/05/2023

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

Contact Thomas

Konicek & Dillon PC
Konicek & Dillon, P.C.
70 West Madison Street
Suite 2060
Chicago, IL, 60602
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-45%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Konicek & Dillon, PC
  • 2000 - Present

Education

  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Wackrow v. Niemi
  • Court upheld dismissal of claim filed late
  • DeLuna v. Burciaga
  • Decided by the Illinois Supreme Court

Associations

  • AAJ Nursing Home Litigation Group
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Advanced Depositions College Faculty
  • 2020 - 2020
  • American Association for Justice
  • Ultimate Trial Advocacy at Harvard Law School- Program Faculty
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Legal Ethics Committee Chairperson
  • 2009 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Leading Lawyer- Top Ten Nursing Home Litigation Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Leading Lawyer- Top Ten Nursing Home Attorney
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2021
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2019
  • Selected as Illinois Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Selected as Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2018
  • Selected as Illinois Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Selected to Illinois Leading Lawyers
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2017
  • Selected as Illinois Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2016
  • Selected as Illinois Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Selected as Illinois Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2015
  • Selected as Illinois Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Selected as Illinois Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2014
  • Selected as Illinois Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Selected as Illinois Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2013
  • Selected as Illinois Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Selected as Illinois Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Selected as Illinois Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2012
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Publications

  • AAJ Trial
  • Who Knows Where Malpractice Lurks?
  • 2004
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Keef v. Widuch
  • 2003
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Legal Malpractice
  • 2003
  • DuPage County Bar Association Brief
  • Rule 213: Courts Are Taking It Seriously
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • Christian Legal Society CLE Luncheon (Chicago, IL)
  • The Illinois Lawyer's Duty to Report Misconduct
  • 2019
  • AAJ Case Workshop, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Using Focus Groups
  • 2019
  • AAJ Case Plus Workshop- Kansas City, MO
  • Using Focus Groups
  • 2019
  • Focus Group Case Workshop (Nashville, TN)
  • Using Focus Groups to Improve Case Presentation
  • 2018
  • Christian Legal Society Luncheon CLE (Chicago, IL)
  • Johnny Carson v. Henry Bushnik: What Lawyers Can Learn from the Tonight Show Host
  • 2018
  • Avoiding Legal Malpractice
  • Preventing Legal Malpractice; Liability Tails for Estate Planning Attorneys; Qualities of Excellent Lawyers
  • 2018
  • 30(b)(6) Depositions- An Important Tool (Washington, D.C.)
  • Using Designee Depositions (Federal Rule 30(b)(6) In Nursing Home Litigation
  • 2018
  • Ultimate Trial Advocacy Program at Harvard Law School (Cambridge, MA)
  • Presenting Damages Claims
  • 2017
  • Case Plus Workshop
  • Integrating Focus Group Information- Indianapolis, IN
  • 2017
  • Case Plus Program
  • Integrating Focus Group Input- Jacksonville, FL
  • 2017
  • American Association for Justice Annual Convention
  • Trends in Focus Groups- Boston, MA
  • 2017
  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Annual Conference
  • Learning from the Mistakes of Others (Legal Malpractice)- Indianapolis, IN
  • 2017
  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Annual Conference
  • Characteristics of Great Lawyers- Indianapolis, IN
  • 2017
  • American Association for Justice Annual Convention
  • Trial Presentation- Los Angeles, California
  • 2016
  • 21st Century Advocacy
  • 21st Century Persuasion (Techinques for Better Advocacy)- Chicago, IL
  • 2016
  • Workers Compensation Lawyers CLE
  • Legal Malpractice and Ethics
  • 2015
  • Professional Responsibility Bootcamp
  • Johnny Carson and Legal Malpractice- Chicago, IL
  • 2015
  • Professional Responsibility Bootcamp
  • Avoiding Legal Malpractice
  • 2014
  • Professional Responsibility Bootcamp
  • Avoiding Legal Malpractice
  • 2013
  • Nursing Home Litigation Group Seminar
  • Deconstructing the Nursing Home Defense- Las Vegas, NV
  • 2013
  • Professional Responsibility Bootcamp
  • Legal Malpractice and Attorney Ethics
  • 2012
  • Professional Responsibility Bootcamp
  • Legal Malpractice and Attorney Ethics
  • 2011
  • KCBA Diversity Seminar
  • Diversity In the Law
  • 2011
  • Professional Responsibility Bootcamp
  • Legal Malpractice and Lawyer Ethics
  • 2010
  • Kane County Bar Association 11th Hour CLE
  • Lawyer Ethics- Geneva, IL
  • 2010
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Workers Compensation CLE
  • Legal Malpractice in Workers Compensation
  • 2010
  • Illinois State Bar Association Winter Meeting
  • Legal Malpractice and Ethical Issues in Eminent Domain- Chicago, IL
  • 2007
  • Illinois State Bar Association CLE
  • Avoiding Legal Malpractice Claims- Rend Lake, IL
  • 2007
  • ISBA Agricultural Section CLE
  • Avoiding Legal Malpractice Claims
  • 2006
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