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Thomas Patrick Naughton

DUI and DWI Attorney at Joliet, IL

4.6   14 reviews

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About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    Attorney Naughton will work with you to help keep a traffic offense off public record, avoid increased insurance premiums, avoid a driver’s license suspension, and work to eradicate the consequences of a DUI or other traffic violation conviction.

    40 years

  2. Speeding and traffic ticket
    A CDL – commercial driver’s license holder is held to a higher standard than a person holding a regular drivers license. The Illinois Secretary of State closely regulates the federal guidelines to govern its commercial drivers. The CDL privileges can be taken away through disqualification of your CDL – Commercial Driver’s License. We will help you for fight for your job and your career if you have been charged with a moving violation or other CDL violation.

    40 years

  3. Workers compensation
    Attorney Naughton has represented clients before the Industrial Commission for his entire career. His personal injury and worker’s compensation experience has allowed him to understand what steps need to be taken to ensure a compensable case (case of value). On many occasions attorney Naughton has taken his clients employers and their insurance companies to the Appellate Court to establish his clients entitlement to fair and just compensation.

    40 years

  4. Car accident
    Tom is not afraid to take a case to court and go to trial to fight for what is right. If the offer from the negligent party or insurance company is not a fair and right settlement offer, Tom will fight in court for you! In fact, Tom has tried many injury and accident cases to verdict and has obtained record verdicts on personal injury trial cases. Tom has a reputation of trying cases rather than folding before the intimidating tactics often used by insurance companies.

    40 years

  5. Criminal defense
    Attorney Thomas P. Naughton is a former policeman, prosecutor and has been a criminal defense lawyer for over 30 years. Experience and knowledge are both crucial for providing the strongest defense possible. Attorney Naughton brings both to the table. His unique background gives attorney Naughton a unique perspective and insight into his clients cases. This experience and perspective is not available to merely book trained attorneys.

    40 years

Attorney Naughton is a TRUE patriot, and as such is a true fighter and advocate for his clients. What does that mean? A TRUE patriot fights for the people whose rights have been violated. A TRUE patriot defends the U.S. Constitutional rights of others. A TRUE patriot supports the checks and balances of the law. A TRUE patriot exercises the right to openly challenge and hold others accountable. A TRUE patriot understands that basic human rights are essential, and the rights of corporations should NOT exceed the rights of any individual. A TRUE patriot knows that due process of law and the protection against illegal search and seizure are core principles and rights upon which our nation was founded.

Licensed for 42 years
State IL
Status Active and Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1980
Updated 01/05/2023

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

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Law Offices of Thomas P. Naughton
23 W Jefferson St
Joliet, IL, 60432-4301


4.6 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
Posted by James | May 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Helpful
Tom Naughton was very helpful in my 3 tickets in court. He explained to me why I should not plead guilty at arraignment and was very informative during my phone call consultation. All 3 tickets were dismissed. I would highly recommended him.
Posted by Marcos | January 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Great attorney, hired him for a speeding traffic violation. He accomplished to grant me with the minimum conviction on my CDL. I am a very satisfied client and certainly will hire him if ever needed again.
Posted by Jo Ann | January 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
I am very pleased and grateful for the professional job Tom did for me. I would highly recommend his service!
Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer
Mr. Naughton has been wonderful with my cases. He has helped me out from the beginning, to the end. For everyone who is going through any legal troubles, i always recommended Mr. Naughton's services. He is the best attorney anyone could ask for and god forbid I have to go through the process once again, he will be the first person I call. Thank you Mr. Naughton.
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Posted by Ryan | January 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best attoney ever
Tom was a very reasonable lawyer and he is the best around. I received a very favorable outcome, which will help me in my future endeavors.
Posted by anonymous | December 23, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
good lawyer
I previously wrote a review on Mr. Naughton untitled "money hungry" I would like to retract that entire review and say that Tom is a great lawyer who cares and always shows up. He wants what's best for his clients and is genuine. I am grateful I had the honor of having him represent me. I highly feel he has helped my life for the better and would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a good lawyer.
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Posted by Brenna | December 10, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Naughton represented me in a traffic case, he was very knowledgeable about the law and my case got dismissed! I would highly recommend him to others.
Posted by OSCAR | November 19, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Hire tom naughton a.s.a.p.!
Thomas Patrick Naughton, what more can i say not only is he a veteran (MARINE) that protected and defended our country but also a honest lawyer and human being. I was reffered to him and what a great refferal i received i couldn't be happier with the results!!! Anyone who reads this do not hesitate to hire him he is a great lawyer and great guy!! thank you again Tom.
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Posted by Paul | July 18, 2015
Excellent lawyer
Tom and his office where amazing. I was always givin all the time I needed to answers questions and explain details about my case. I always felt that my best interests were Toms priority. I would recommend him to anyone I know.
Posted by fernando | June 5, 2015
great job
Mr.Thomas naughton did a great job in my case . Told me right away not to worry about loosing my driver licenses getting revoked .. I recommend him to anyone with tickets and driving violations.
Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2015
Calmed and Reassured
Tom was a saving grace during a very difficult time in my life. I had never found myself in any legal trouble and was referred to Tom by a friend. After the first meeting with Tom I instantly felt calmed and reassured that I was in good hands and my faith was solidified with the result of my case. I highly recommend him to any future clients.
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Posted by Maria | October 28, 2014
Mr. Thomas Naughton represented me recently on a traffic matter. He was very professional and time efficient. He was very confident in handling my case. I believe I received the best outcome possible.
Posted by Tim | May 6, 2015
Working through it..
I have recently retained Thomas for a traffic violation. He is friendly and personable, with a diverse back ground. The first court appearance seemed to go well. I will update this post as the process progresses but as for now I haven't had a bad experience
Posted by Dave | July 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Still Waiting.....
People I work with have used him for WC, carpal tunnel etc..I went to him for this plus another injury (2). Told him i was referred from people who used him. He called and told me I was denied, usually do this, he stated we will appeal and move on. He never asked for money, went a year waiting for him, still going to Drs and being treated. I called, left message, no return call. I finally spoke with Naughton, He was rude, firm, bold, and not nice. Said he would call back since he screwed up, Nothing, seems useless, everyone else got 40-65k for the injury, I had 2 and he dragged his feet and now I go through reg insurance and received nothing , I Do Not Recommend him or his staff. Thank You
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Law Office of Thomas P. Naughton
  • 1981 - Present
  • Assistant Attorney
  • Will County State's Attorney's Office
  • 1981 - 1982
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Will County State's Attorney's Office
  • 1980 - 1983
  • Special Agent
  • Illinois Bureau Of Investigation, State Police, Special Agent,
  • 1972 - 1981
  • Police Officer
  • Village of Park Forest
  • 1972 - 1972
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  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Loyola University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1972
  • Roosevelt University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1967


  • Joliet Area Community Hospice
  • Veteran Volunteer
  • 2011 - Present
  • Village of New Lenox
  • Administrative Hearing Officer
  • 2002 - Present
  • New Lenox Police Board
  • Board Member
  • 1992 - 2002
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 1961 - 1964
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (5)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is an excellent and knowledgeable attorney, I would not hesitate in referring a client to him. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom is an intelligent and compassionate attorney who works dilligently for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom has decades of experience. He is a formidable adversary and I always enjoyed his style."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thomas Naughton is a vastly experienced attorney with a diverse and remarkable background as a former US Marine, police officer and prosecutor. Over the years, I have seen him in a courtroom and I highly endorse him as a skilled and professional attorney for just about any legal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is a terrific and aggressive litigator. Among many, a particular qualification I have noticed about him is his creativity. He never ceases to amaze me with his creative ideas which have worked wonders for his clients. I highly recommend Tom!"
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Joliet DUI and DWI Lawyer Thomas Patrick Naughton
Thomas Patrick Naughton
DUI and DWI Attorney
Joliet, IL
Licensed for 42 years
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