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Hobbies include hiking, rafting, and camping.



Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%
    36 years, 50 cases
  2. Litigation: 20%
    36 years, 50 cases
  3. Business: 15%
    36 years, 50 cases
  4. LLC: 10%
    36 years, 25 cases
  5. Other: 35%
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Hourly ($175-350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Jefferey O. Katz

    I have known Tom for five years prior to joining his firm. He is an excellent attorney and I am honored to have the pleasure to now be a part of his team.


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    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

1 N. Lasalle St., Suite 2100
Chicago, IL, 60602-3918

Patterson Law Firm

One North LaSalle, Suite 2100
Chicago, IL, 60602-3918



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197905/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Outstanding SeniorIllinois Wesleyn University1975
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Law Clerk to Justice William G. ClarkIllinois Supreme Court1979 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
DuPage County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Book published by American Bar AssociationHandling the Business Emergency: Temporary Restraining Orders and Preliminary Injunctions2009
DePaul Law ReviewEx Parte Contacts in Informal Rulemaking Proceedings: Home Box Office v. FCC1978
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Illinois Wesleyan UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Corporations and Business Law SectionShareholder Disputes2010
DuPage County Bar AssociationHandling the Business Emergency2009
Annual ConventionHow to Keep Secrets: the attorney-client privilege2001
Annual ConventionAvoiding the Pitfalls of E-commerce2000