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Thomas W. Tuohy

Trusts Attorney at Oakbrook Terrace, IL

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Tom Tuohy

  • Licensed for 41 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1982
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Trusts
    50%
    Living Trust Estate Plan, with Pour Over Will, Financial and Health Care Power of Attorney

    40 years

  2. Estate planning
    20%
    Estate and private family trusts, asset preservation

    40 years

  3. Personal injury
    20%
    Catastrophic Personal Injury, Malpractice, Products Liability, Wrongful Death, and Workers Compensation, Sexual Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect.

    40 years

  4. Corporate and incorporation
    10%
    Business organization, buy/sell/ LLC. Sub Chapter S organization

    39 years

Tom Tuohy founded Tuohy Law Offices represent the working class and provide Living Trust and Estate Planning, Small Business and Personal Injury services. Tom served as Special Assistant Attorney General of Illinois and founded Tuohy Law Offices in 1982. Recognizing a need for client information and open access to essential legal services, Tom founded the Fraternal Order of Police Legal Benefits Plan in 1990. His firm has represented over 14,000 individuals and is recognized as one of the top labor firms and provides legal education seminars to municipal employees, members of unions and to the general public. Tom founded the Comprehensive Benefits of America, LLC in 2015 to provide progressive employee benefits for the middle class.

 

Awarded the Prestigious Highest Rating(AV) for Legal Skill and Competence, by the premier attorney rating service of Martindale Hubbell, ranking him among the top 5% of all attorneys in the United States. In 2015, Mr. Tuohy was selected as a member of the Nations Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, which recognizes attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other attorneys to emulate. His selection as one of the top 1% of all attorneys in the United States was vetted by the independent research of a blue ribbon panel and approved by a judicial review board.

 

The Better Business Bureau has accredited Tuohy Law Offices with its highest possible rating of A+.

 

As a son of a single parent, Tom chose to reach out to at-risk youth and later to kids with disabilities. He founded Dreams For Kids in 1989.  Working with the most isolated youth in every community inspired Tom to create an award-winning social enterprise based youth service and leadership curriculum that emphasizes opportunity over charity. Youth, sponsored by individuals and local businesses, pay it forward by building social projects while learning life and business skills.

 

In 2011, Stanford Graduate School of Business awarded Tom a Fellowship to study and share best practices on social innovation with 46 corporate and nonprofit leaders from 14 countries. That same year Tom became an Executive Scholar of Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern.

 

Tom speaks extensively to business organizations, labor unions, student groups and educators on the topics of social entrepreneurship and social enterprise, volunteerism and social activism, estate and legacy planning, nonprofit management, and youth empowerment. 

 

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Tuohy Law Offices
17W220 22nd Street
Suite 300
Oakbrook Terrace, IL, 60181

Reviews

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Posted by Richard | April 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb for livingtrusts
Consulted Tom for establishing a living trust. Tom was patient and answered all our questions and we left feeling confident in our decision to have Tom as our attorney. Will definitely use Tom for other legal matters based on our experience
Posted by Robyn | March 2, 2014
Tom Tuohy truly cares about his clients. He provides personal, ongoing communication and treats your case as if you were family.
Tom has been my trusted legal consult for the past year, and he has also provided service within my extended family as well. You will not find a more authentic, caring and hard-working personal injury lawyer in Chicago. He is an unbelievably unique attorney and person, as he treats you and your situation as he would his own family. He has provided the best legal advice-and most importantly; he returned all calls and emails personally in the timeliest fashion. Tom went into law to help people, and the second you meet him, you will know that you are in the right hands. He is smart, strong and attentive. He works harder than any other lawyer I have ever met. He has been running a non-profit for at-risk youth in Chicago for 25 years and has made a vast difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate-because this is who he is-a person who cares about everyone who comes into his life, and this includes how he treats his clients. He offers a free consultation and makes the time to handle everything on a personal basis. If you need a lawyer, you will be in the best hands for representation.
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Posted by Wayne | February 23, 2013
Protecting Yourself
Tom Tuohy is the most reputable attorney I know and I have dealt with quit a few. He instills a level of trust and reliability in his clients that is remarkable. He is friendly and good natured and has the clients best interest in mind always.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • CEO and Founder
  • Comprehensive Benefits of America, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Founder
  • Dreams for Kids
  • 1989 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Tuohy Law Offices
  • 1982 - Present
  • Special Assistant Attorney General
  • State of Ilinois
  • 1983 - 1985
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Education

  • Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management
  • Executive Scholar
  • 2011
  • Stanford Business School
  • Fellowship
  • 2010
  • DePaul University in Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Cambridge University
  • Certificate
  • 1982
  • DePaul University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1979
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Legal Cases

  • Estate of Veronica Rizzo-Acevedo
  • Slayers Statute applied to courts ruling of homicide
  • Meeks v. State of Nebraska
  • $2,000,000 Settlement
  • EDWARDS v. CITY OF CHICAGO
  • Summary Judgment for plaintiffs/settled

Associations

  • KIN Global Summit
  • Delegate
  • 2009 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Jesse White Scholars
  • Board of Directors
  • 1982 - Present
  • Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  • Presidents Circle
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Dreams for Kids
  • Chairman and Founder
  • 1989 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Nations Top 1%
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent® rated ( Highest 5 out of 5)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Estate Planning
  • ThumbTack Elite
  • 2012
  • 10th Anniversary Rated Preeminent Attorney for 10 Years
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Fellowship for Social Innovation
  • Stanford Business School
  • 2011
  • PRR AV Preeminent Attorneys Judicial Plaque
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • PRR AV Preeminent 2010 Lawyers.com
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Highest Possible Rating for Ethical and Legal Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Unsung Hero
  • WGN
  • 2003
  • Presitigious Highest Rating(AV) for Legal Skill and Competence,
  • H Martindale Hubbell, the premier attorney rating service
  • 2002
  • Citizen of the Year
  • Illinois Crime Commission
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Pre Retirement
  • Asset Protection and Living Trusts
  • 2020
  • ACA Business Club of Chicago Networking
  • Social Enterprise
  • 2015
  • Pre Retirement
  • Asset Protection and Living Trusts
  • 2015
  • NOBLE Meeting
  • Family Benefits
  • 2015
  • Changing the World
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • 2015
  • Guerin Prep Commencement
  • Contribution
  • 2014
  • Pre Retirement
  • Estate Planning
  • 2014
  • MoneyThink Leadership Institute
  • Social Entreprenuership
  • 2013
  • New Concepts Annual Windy City Event
  • Living Your Dreams
  • 2013
  • Chicago Nonprofits Shark Tank
  • Associate Boards
  • 2013
  • Maverick Business Adventures Chicago
  • Social Enterprise
  • 2013
  • NOBLE General Meeting
  • Insurance Issues
  • 2013
  • Dreams for Kids Day
  • Community Engagement
  • 2013
  • Do The Write Thing Awards
  • Replacing Charity with Opportunity
  • 2012
  • National Organization of Black Law Enforcement
  • Insurance Coverage and Liability Protection
  • 2012
  • Investments, Taxes, Estate Planning and more
  • Estate Planning
  • 2012
  • NMRT Retirement Seminar
  • Retirement Planning
  • 2012
  • NMERT Retirement Seminar
  • Estate Planning
  • 2012
  • CPD Retirement Seminar
  • Estate Planning and Asset Protection
  • 2012
  • Retirement Seminar
  • Estate Planning and Asset Protection
  • 2012
  • Do The Write Thing Awards
  • Dreams for Kids
  • 2011
  • Retirement Seminar
  • Estate Planning and Asset Protection
  • 2011
  • TEDx LA
  • A Single Moment of Grace
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (9)
Endorse Thomas
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Anyone fortunate enough to engage Tom's services will be in great hands."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."