Thomas M. Newman is a senior partner in the firm and concentrates his practice in the Family Law area in DuPage County.
Background and Education:
Born in Hinsdale, Illinois on May 15, 1945; admitted to Bar in 1971; Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. DePaw University (B.A. 1967); Indiana University at Bloomington (J.D., 1971); court-certified mediator and guardian ad litem; court-appointed arbitrator. Member: DuPage County, Chairman Legal Aid Committee (1975-1976); Judiciary Committee (2001-2003); Illinois State Bar Associations.
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1971
Mr. Newman practiced in the civil litigation department of the firm prior to concentrating in Family Law and participated in several million dollar settlements and was trial co-counsel for an $11,000,000 medical negligence verdict in Cook County, Illinois. Mr. Newman’s current concentration in Family Law includes custody, child support, property division, maintenance/alimony and post-judgment litigation. Mr. Newman has more than 38 years of experience in the Family Law area, representing litigants in simple divorce and complex property division, including tax and valuation issues.
Mr. Newman believes that his concentration in Family Law within a general practice firm has advantages over firms that concentrate solely in Family Law inasmuch as issues arise in Family Court that overlap into other areas. Many of Mr. Newman’s clients are referrals from other attorneys, and Mr. Newman has the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell rating (AV).
Since 1997, Thomas M. Newman has held the AV® Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating for ethics and legal ability.*
Mr. Newman lives in Wheaton, Illinois with his wife, Jane, and has three married adult children and four grandchildren. His hobbies include golf, handball, basketball and recreational activities at his summer home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1971||07/06/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2009|
|Partner||Peregrine, Stime, Newman, Ritzman & Bruckner, Ltd||1973 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|DuPage County Bar Association, Judicary Committee||Member||2001 - Present|
|DuPage County Bar Association||Member||1975 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||N/A|
|DuPage County Bar Association||Chairman||1975 - 1976|
|Indiana University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1971|
|DePauw University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1967|