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Tom Tuohy 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.


Awarded the Presitigious 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 entreprenuership and social enterprise, volunteerism and social activism, estate and legacy planning, nonprofit management and youth empowerment. 



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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    34 years
  2. Estate Planning: 40%
    28 years
  3. Corporate: 20%
    31 years



Contingent (33%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Tuohy, Thomas W. Attorney

820 West Jackson Boulevard
Suite 805
Chicago, IL, 60607

Tuohy Law Offices

820 W Jackson Bouelvard
Chicago, IL, 60607



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198205/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Nations Top 1%National Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent® rated ( Highest 5 out of 5)Martindale-Hubbell2013
10th Anniversary Rated Preeminent Attorney for 10 YearsMartindale-Hubbell2012
Estate PlanningThumbTack Elite2012
PRR AV Preeminent Attorneys Judicial PlaqueMartindale-Hubbell2011
Fellowship for Social InnovationStanford Business School2011
PRR AV Preeminent 2010 Lawyers.comMartindale-Hubbell2010
Highest Possible Rating for Ethical and Legal StandardsMartindale-Hubbell2009
Unsung HeroWGN2003
Presitigious Highest Rating(AV) for Legal Skill and Competence,H Martindale Hubbell, the premier attorney rating service2002
Citizen of the YearIllinois Crime Commission2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
CEO and FounderComprehensive Benefits of America, LLC2015 - Present
AttorneyTuohy Law Group2013 - Present
CEODreams for Kids Foundation2013 - Present
President and FounderDreams for Kids1989 - Present
AttorneyTuohy Law Offices1982 - Present
Special Assistant Attorney GeneralState of Ilinois1983 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
Dreams for Kids FoundationCEO2013 - Present
Chicago Council on Global AffairsPresidents Circle2010 - Present
KIN Global SummitDelegate2009 - Present
Jesse White ScholarsBoard of Directors1982 - Present
Dreams for KidsPresident and Founder1989 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
EDWARDS v. CITY OF CHICAGOSummary Judgment for plaintiffs/settled
Estate of Veronica Rizzo-AcevedoSlayers Statute applied to courts ruling of homicide
Meeks v. State of Nebraska$2,000,000 Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Chicago Lawyer MagazineInspiring Innovators2013
Chicago Daily Law BulChicagoHe Finds Time for Underpriveleged Kids2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of ManagementNonprofit ManagementExecutive Scholar2011
Stanford UniversitySocial InnovationFellowship2010
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Cambridge UniversityInternational StudiesCertificate1982
DePaul University College of LawMarketingBS - Bachelor of Science1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pre RetirementAsset Protection and Living Trusts2015
NOBLE MeetingFamily Benefits2015
Changing the WorldSocial Entrepreneurship2015
ACA Business Club of Chicago NetworkingSocial Enterprise2015
Pre RetirementEstate Planning2014
Guerin Prep CommencementYour Contribution2014
Pre Retirement SeminarLiving Trusts and Family Estate Planning2013
NOBLE General MeetingInsurance Issues2013
New Concepts Annual Windy City EventLiving Your Dreams2013
MoneyThink Leadership InstituteSocial Entreprenuership2013
Maverick Business Adventures ChicagoSocial Enterprise2013
Dreams for Kids DayCommunity Engagement2013
Chicago Police DepartmentAsset Protection and Private Family Trusts2013
Chicago Nonprofits Shark TankAssociate Boards2013
Chicago Nonprofit Volunteer ExpoFounders Stories2013
5th Annual Advancing Philanthropy ConferenceMoments of Our Lives2013
Woman in Law Enforcement Learn and LeadPreparing for the Future—A Frank Conversation2012
Retirement SeminarEstate Planning and Asset Protection2012
Retirement SeminarEstate Planning and Asset Protection2012
Retirement SeminarEstate Planning2012
NMRT Retirement SeminarRetirement Planning2012
NMERT Retirement SeminarEstate Planning2012
National Organization of Black Law EnforcementInsurance Coverage and Liability Protection2012
Investments, Taxes, Estate Planning and moreEstate Planning2012
Do The Write Thing AwardsReplacing Charity with Opportunity2012
CPD Retirement SeminarEstate Planning and Asset Protection2012
Retirement SeminarEstate Planning and Asset Protection2011
Do The Write Thing AwardsDreams for Kids2011
TEDx LAA Single Moment of Grace2010
ETudes for Innovation KIN Global SummitLeaders of Today2010