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Thomas Touchstone Glasgow

DUI and DWI Attorney at Schaumburg, IL

5.0   12 reviews

also known as Thomas Glasgow

  • Licensed for 30 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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Schaumburg, Illinois, Criminal Defense Law Firm

Before opening the Law Offices of Thomas Glasgow, Ltd. in Schaumburg, Illinois, our lead attorney, Thomas Glasgow was a Cook County State's Attorney who prosecuted cases ranging from DUI, to multi-kilo felony narcotic cases, to murder. From 1994 until 1998, he worked in the Traffic Division, the Narcotics Division, the Juvenile Division, and the Felony Review Division. In each of these positions he tried both misdemeanor and felony bench and jury cases, supervised other attorneys, interviewed defendants and witnesses, and helped prepare criminal cases for trial.

"I served as a State's Attorney because I wanted to help people. However, one of the reasons I decided to go into private practice was that I felt the criminal justice system can be a revolving door. I wasn't able to assist people on a one-on-one level. Through my criminal defense law practice, I have had the ability to change more people's lives than I could as a prosecutor. With two other experienced attorneys, we represent clients in all types of criminal and civil matters in both Illinois Federal and State Courts." -Thomas Glasgow

At the Law Offices of Thomas Glasgow, Ltd., we realize getting people on the right path toward becoming a good citizen is an important goal of our firm. In fact, we have numerous thank-you notes from former clients whose lives we have changed by winning their case.

In addition to criminal charges, we help people who need representation in the area of family law, including divorce proceedings and child support issues. We also have experience in other areas of civil representation, including administrative law, licensure, contract disputes, construction litigation, and insurance disputes.

The Law Offices of Thomas Glasgow, Ltd. are located in Schaumburg, Illinois, about six minutes from the Rolling Meadows Courthouse, the third municipal district of Cook County. Our lawyers also handle cases in the Skokie Courthouse, which is the second municipal district of Cook County. Our office hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

We want to hear about your case to see how we can help you. Contact our Schaumburg law office to schedule a free initial consultation. Se habla español. Please call.

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Location

Glasgow Beattie Olsson
1834 Walden Office Square
5th Floor
Schaumburg, IL, 60173-4298

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Posted by Tiara | May 3, 2023
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Phenomenal & Distinguished Attorney!
Tom is a very knowledgeable, experienced, and professional attorney. At all of our meetings, he showed pure excellence. He was very honest with me about what would happen and my consequences. I greatly appreciated this. He even purchased a copy of my book that I wrote to tell my story of hitting rock bottom and then becoming a success story. I would not have the privileges I have now without Tom. I HIGHLY recommend him!
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Posted by Elisabetta | April 10, 2021
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Outstanding attorney and highly recommended.
Tom was highly recommended by a personal friend (another attorney) to assist me in a civil matter. Tom took the time to get to know me and my situation, and it was very clear from the beginning that he had my best interests at heart. I felt very comfortable with his dismeanor, expertise and most importantly his compassionate approach. Tom was always available when needed and instilled confidence as I dealt with a challenging situation. I highly recommend Tom for any legal needs. He is amazing attorney with a kind heart.
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Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2021
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Outstanding attorney and a quality human being
If you are reading this you are probably feeling stressed and anxious either for yourself or someone you love. I understand. My story: because Illinois has no lookback period for old DUIs, even those more than thirty years old, I was in a panic when I was stopped in August 2019. Looking for the very best lawyer to represent me, I painstakingly researched attorneys online and met with several in person. At my first meeting with Thomas Glasgow I was impressed with his expertise and experience. He was forthright about my alternatives: because of the long ago DUI’s, either I would serve significant prison time or be acquitted. No middle ground. However, he was also confident that he could help me. His first recommendation was to contest the summary suspension of my license and against my expectations he succeeded in overturning it. Because of COVID and other delays, it would take another 12 months before the DUI trial would take place. During this prolonged and anxious time Thomas was attentive to all my questions and concerns and always treated me with respect and understanding. At trial Thomas’ years of experience were plain to see. His questioning of the arresting officers was highly organized and thorough. His demeanor was tough but polite. After hearing Thomas’ expert presentation and seeing the body cam video, the judge found me not guilty. I highly recommend Thomas Glasgow of Glasgow and Olsen. Thomas saved me. He has a combination of quality human traits and impressive legal skills which set him far above most in his profession.
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2020
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Fantastic Lawyer with Top-Legal Skills who Always Delivers!
I hired Tom Glasgow and his firm to seal criminal cases out of Cook County and DuPage County The charges were very serious, and although I was not convicted of those charges, I knew it would still be an uphill battle in court. During both these cases, Tom never wavered in his complete dedication to seeing a positive outcome for me. He has excellent legal skills and knew exactly how best to present my case to each judge. He presented the court with a detailed information that undermined the charges filed against me. My petitions were granted in both cases. I honestly viewed this as a nearly impossible task, and many other attorneys did not even want to take my case. My family and I are grateful to Attorney Glasgow and his firm for everything they did on my behalf. Because of him, I have my life and career back. I strongly recommend and endorse Tom Glasgow for any criminal matters. I would not hesitate to hire him again. Thank you, Tom!
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2019
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Amazing DUI laywer!
I got my life back thanks to Thomas Glasgow. I was facing a potential second DUI and was challenged with the daunting task of finding a lawyer who I could trust. After reviewing hundreds of lawyers in my area, I took the recommendation of a friend to contact Mr. Glasgow – and I am forever thankful that I did. Mr. Glasgow was able to skillfully prove my innocence and have all of my charges dropped for both the DMV and criminal hearing, which I hear is a near impossible outcome. He exceeded my expectations in every aspect of the case. Mr. Glasgow an upstanding individual who truly cares about his clients and has a passion for what he does, which are comforting qualities during this incredibly stressful process. His courtroom presence is simply excellent - very confident, thorough, and respectful yet aggressive. It was quite amazing to stand next to him during the cross examination of the arresting officer. His questions were direct and skillfully used to discredit the testimony of the officer. I couldn’t ask for a better individual to represent me. If you are looking for the best chance of winning your case, don’t waste time and please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Glasgow. Thanks again Mr. Glasgow.
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Posted by Linda | August 22, 2017
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Simply the Best!!!
We hired Mr. Glasgow to help my son with a traffic matter. My son was facing some possible serious consequences. Mr. Glasgow told my son he would help him and he really came through. We were extremely pleased with the outcome of my son's case. Mr. Glasgow is a phenomenal attorney and we would recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone needing legal help.
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Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2017
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DUI Defense
I cannot begin to describe just how helpful Thomas Glasgow and his team was. He met with me 1 day after contacting him regarding my case. He was direct and honest with his expectations from me as a client and took care of the rest. His responsiveness to all my questions was quick and diligent. I felt as though I had hired the best professional in the area. His presence is felt in every room he walks into and his results are that of a true expert in the field. Thank you for everything.
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Posted by Ashley | July 17, 2015
Not just any lawyer!!
Tom has been there for my family for somewhere around 4 to 5 years now as our lawyer. He has helped my family legally multiple time and done from what a can tell miracles. I respect him and his knowledge more than I can say and truSt him for than that. The best thing I can say about Thomas Glasglow is that he is the kind of lawyer that truly care about his clients and what's best for them. I have personally seen him go above and beyond multiple times than what he even remotely had to. He is extemly prompt is responding to you as well as very efficient with his cases. He also has a heart of gold but is blunt with you on what to expect and how outcomes truly look. He's not just another lawyer looking to make as much money as possible. He puts his clients best interest a head of anything else.
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Posted by Glenn | June 17, 2014
The law offices of Thomas Glasgow is unequivocally remarkable
Out of state business professional stopped by troopers while paying toll at toll both and ultimately charged with DUI on Schaumburg, IL interstate. This charge put me in a life changing situation and with no time to waste, I needed immediate professional counsel. I found Mr. Glasgow online and saw that his offices had outstanding client feedback. Gave Mr. Glasgow’s office a call and immediately felt like I was in good hands after the free consultation. Communication, expertise and consistency are 3 qualities this firm has mastered. In a legal crisis those qualities are essential. Anytime I called or emailed Mr. Glasgow’s office during the course of my case, I received immediate honest answers and understanding to the current status of my case. We went to trial and Judge ruled not guilty. Very satisfied with the outcome of my court case. I highly recommend Mr. Glasgow and his firm. Thanks again.
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Posted by Joseph | April 28, 2014
Mr Glasgow the Best in the State of Illinois
I would recommend and encourage anyone reading this post to give Mr. Thomas Glasgow’s office a call. As a career Truck Driver holding a CDL practically unblemished for over 17 years found myself in a predicament facing a DUI. Not realizing how something as simple as having dinner with a cocktail could have legal ramifications in a heartbeat. If you get pulled over and the Law even suspects you have been drinking or you look tired and haven’t drunk anything they can perform field sobriety test and have you blow. In my case I had the cocktail blew over the limit and my life changed that very instant. Scared and confused I found Mr. Glasgow online and saw that his office was near the court house that my case was being sent to. Gave Mr. Glasgow’s office a call and found that not only he but each one of his attorneys embraced and gave me their guidance on how to best handle my case. Mr. Glasgow and his team of seasoned professional attorneys Mr. Beattie and Ms. Olson are very professional and meticulous at explaining the processes of Navigating thru the court system and its functions. Very pleased with the outcome of my court case, and again would recommend Mr. Glasgow and his firm.
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Posted by John | October 10, 2013
Thomas Glasgow An Outstanding Attorney. I Highly Recommend Him.
Tom, I just wanted to let you know I am very happy with the outcome of my DUI case. Thank You for your hard work and for treating me as a valued client. You went above and beyond to get me the decision you got. I was hoping for that kind of decision but knew it would be difficult to get it. I don’t know of any other CDL drivers who has received a DUI and not lost their job. I would also like to mention how attentive you were. I was surprised at how fast you returned phone calls and emails. In my dealing with attorneys in the past they are usually very slow to return calls and emails, sometimes days before I heard back. It’s those type of attorneys that give attorneys a bad reputation. You are the exception to the rule and take your job serious and treat your clients in a professional manner and as an asset, You listen to their concerns and work on getting them the outcome they are looking for not just what’s the quickest and easiest solution. In my case you could have easily taken the district attorney’s offer at the first court date of supervision disregarding the summary suspension that would have occurred and then just said there is nothing I can do about the summary suspension. But you knowing my needs of retaining my job if possible chose to postpone the court date in order to try and work out the summary suspension knowing that a supervision on the criminal case wasn’t going to keep my license if I received a summary suspension anyway. That is what really set you apart from most attorneys. I think most of them would have jumped on the supervision on the criminal case without worrying about the summary suspension. Once again THANK YOU very much. Please feel free to use this letter on your website or any other promotional tool as I would highly recommend you as an attorney in any criminal case. Signed, A Very Happy Client John
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Posted by Jon | September 28, 2012
DUI
In March of this year I was pulled over and arrested for DUI. I felt that is was unfair seeing I was just being honest with the officer. He pulled me over for speeding around 11:00 PM and asked where I was coming from and I told him. He then asked if I had been drinking and I informed his yes. I gave him the rest of the details and he had me do the field tests that he felt I failed. When he got me to the station and had me blow into the machine it was a .080 on the money. I new that I would need an attorney and was referred to Thomas Glasgow. He interviewed me and gave me the plan of attack no guarantees but he felt confident. His firm handled my case with professionalism far above the norm in the industry. His staff ( Yolanda Rosas and Danielle Cary) are top notch and treat you like family. Mr. Glasglow recommended that I have a Expert witness help on our case. His name was DR. Hensen and he helped clarify the machines limitations. This was one of the key factors of my case. So after five months of court dates I was found NOT GUILTY by the judge. I'm convinced this was do the efforts of Thomas Glasgow and his team of professionals. If you need help with a DUI case he is the person to call!!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Glasgow, Beattie, Olsson
  • 1999 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, Chicago, Illinois, Chief of Medical Division
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Attorney
  • Felony Review, Cook County
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Attorney
  • Narcotics Division, Cook County
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Traffic Division
  • Cook County States Attorneys Offce
  • 1994 - 1994
  • Juvenile Division
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office
  • 1994 - 1994
  • Attorney
  • Cook County State's Attorney, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1994 - 1998
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Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Mississippi
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Associations

  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Member, Nominating Committee
  • 2010 - Present
  • Village of Arlington Heights
  • Trustee
  • 2009 - Present
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Judges Night
  • 2007 - Present
  • Metropolis Performing Arts Center
  • Member, Steering Committee
  • 2002 - Present
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Past Chairman, Holiday Party Committee
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Judicial Evaluation Committee
  • 2002 - 2009
  • Village of Arlington Heights
  • Chairman, Zoning Board of Appeals
  • 2000 - 2007
  • Northwest Water Commission of Cook County
  • Treasurer
  • 1999 - 2009
  • Central District of Illinois Health Care Fraud Committee of U.S. Department of Justice United States Attorney's Office
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Premier Attorney
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • NBC 5 Chicago
  • Woman Accused of Murdering Daughter Not 'Open-and-Shut Case
  • 2015
  • Daily Herald
  • Defense: 'Astonishing' amount of sympathy for woman accused of killing daughter"
  • 2015
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Schaumburg mom accused of killing daughter gets support
  • 2015
  • Belleville News-Democrat, The Associated Press
  • Illinois mom accused of killing daughter gets support
  • 2015
  • PRWeb
  • "Schaumburg Criminal Lawyer Explains the Benefits of Non-Lawyer Experts in DUI Cases"
  • 2014
  • Daily Herald
  • "Order of protection means loss of gun permit, but some say reinstatement slow"
  • 2013
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
  • Health Care Investigator Training
  • 2008
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Defending DUI and Related Cases
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (10)
Endorse Thomas
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom is a gifted lawyer. But he also possesses integrity and compassion for his clients. I have the utmost respect for Thomas Glasgow."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As a former prosecutor I had an opportunity to observe Mr. Glasgow as opposing counsel on a myriad of matters. Mr. Glasgow, while maintaining his professionalism, is always a passionate advocate for his clients and he is always current on cutting edge legal issues. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Glasgow is unquestionably the most intelligent attorney I have ever worked with. He has the unique ability to analyze complex legal issues and find solutions. He serves his clients well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the opportunity to work in the same legal community as Tom for 20+ years. He is an extremely capable and well-respected attorney in the industry. Tom represents his clients effectively and is extremely thorough in his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tom Glasgow is a brilliant attorney that I have had the pleasure of knowing for over 20 years! Tom was a dedicated prosecutor at the Cook County State's Attorney's Office where he tried many cases! And for an even longer period of time, Mr. Glasgow has been a Criminal Defense Attorney who has zealously represented his clients! Mr. Glasgow is honest, loyal, hard working and brilliant!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom is a gentleman and a scholar. He is extremely knowledgeable and is well respected by his peers. You will be adequately represented by Mr. Glasgow. I give my full endorsement to Tom. You will be in great hands!"
Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When my clients make misssteps, I refer them to Tom. I have the utmost confidence that he will deliver the finest defense posssible."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Glasgow is a professional in every sense of the word. He is an intelligent, resourceful attorney who is dedicated to his clients and his profession. I have no hesitation about recommending his services to others."
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Schaumburg DUI and DWI Lawyer Thomas Touchstone Glasgow
Thomas Touchstone Glasgow
DUI and DWI Attorney
Schaumburg, IL
Licensed for 30 years
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