Antonio DeBlasio is the founder and managing member of DeBlasio & Gower LLC. In 21 years of private practice, Mr. DeBlasio has advised individuals, estates, trust beneficiaries, business executives, for profit and not-for-profit companies and government bodies on transactions, business ventures, internal investigations and dispute resolution strategies, including the prosecution and defense of complex civil and business litigation matters. Mr. DeBlasio has been selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer in Business Litigation on three separate occasions. Only 5% of attorneys receive this distinction. The clients he has served have obtained settlements or court judgments in excess of $98 million.
Tony has represented clients involved in a multitude of industry sectors, including, probate and decedent estates, health care, technology, communications, financial, education, real estate, manufacturing, construction, management firms, consulting firms, not for profits, religious organizations, as well as foreign and domestic government entities.
The breadth of his experience is evidenced by the representation of foreign clients’ interests in the United States, as well as the fact that he has served as a Special Assistant Attorney General on behalf of an Illinois Governor, as special outside counsel to the Illinois State Board of Education, and as counsel to a receiver appointed by a federal court in an SEC action involving a massive Ponzi scheme.
Mr. DeBlasio has successfully prosecuted and defended matters in many adversarial settings, including state and federal courts in Illinois, Arizona, Indiana, New York, Ohio, Iowa, Missouri and Pennsylvania, arbitration and mediation matters before the American Arbitration Association and the American Health Lawyers Association, the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board and the Illinois Court of Claims.
Prior to starting the firm, Tony was a partner in the Commercial Litigation Group of one of Chicago’s largest law firms (Gardner, Carton & Douglas n/k/a Drinker Biddle & Reath). Tony then served as a litigation partner at a boutique law firm in DuPage County, Illinois that focused on representing government entities.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1994||06/13/2022|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2019|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2018|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Distinguished Service Award||Chicago Volunteer Legal Services||1999|
|Distinguished Service Award||Chicago Volunteer Legal Services||1994|
|Managing Member, Litigation Partner||DeBlasio & Gower LLC||2009 - Present|
|Litigation Partner||A private DuPage County Law Firm||2006 - 2009|
|Litigation Partner||Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP (Formerly Gardner Carton & Douglas)||2000 - 2006|
|Litigation Associate||Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP (Formerly Gardner Carton & Douglas)||1994 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|DuPage County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Chicago Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation Committee||Member||2013 - 2016|
|Thompson Publishing Group||Health Care Antitrust: A Manual for Changing Provider Organizations||1999|
|John Marshall Law School, Chicago||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|Purdue University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1991|
|Illinois Government Finance Officers Association||Nightmare Litigation: Exposure to Liability in the Digital Age||2008|
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