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Thomas Joseph Hyland

Personal injury Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Thomas J. Hyland, Sobo & Sobo, LLP

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2012
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Personal injury
    Plaintiff's trial attorney with focus in motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, nursing home negligence, and medical malpractice.

    7 years

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Sobo & Sobo, LLP
5764 South Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60638


5.0 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
The Chicago Police arrested me for possession of a firearm and I was charged with AGG UUW which is a non-probationable felony. Per the statute, the minimum sentence is 1 year in prison if convicted. Prior to this arrest I had no criminal background. As such,, this case had my future, reputation and freedom on the line and so I needed a lawyer who knew how to fight Luckily, my friend referred me to Attorney Hyland and he scheduled a consultation for me to come to his office the next day. During the consultation I admitted that I had been caught red handed and the states case was strong. Mr. Hyland advised that he would still look for any possible way to beat the case but if there was no way to win at trial or by motion, then the strategy would shift to do everything in his power to avoid a prison sentence and prevent me from becoming a felon. Throughout the case, it was obvious that Mr. Hyland knew the law inside and out. He reviewed all the evidence with me, explained every step of the process, discussed the pros and cons of every decision and made himself available whenever I had a question. Long story short, we couldnt beat the case but Mr. Hyland was a man of his word and did exactly what he said on day 1. Mr. Hyland was able to persuade the Prosecutor to amend the felony gun charge to a misdemeanor and I received 2 years probation. Thanks to Mr Hyland, I am not convicted felon and I didn't go to prison. I will never use any other Attorney. And if anyone I know catches a case, I will be referring Mr. Hyland because the man does what he says and gets the job done.
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Posted by Dan | May 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best there is!!
Facing major convictions, I received the blessing and privilege to have Attorney Tom Hyland as my council. Under his wing, very informative, hard- working, trust worthy and and someone you can count on. Thanks to Tom, I can move on with my life. Highly recommended!
Posted by Jonathan | February 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Greatest lawyer I’ve had
He was on my relocation case and was able to get me everything I wanted out of the case and more. The case was a complete success and I was granted full custody and a relocation order as well. Great lawyer so great things. I’ll choose Mr. Hyland over any attorney any day and I’ve given him 5 referrals since my case.
Posted by Eric | January 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Aggravated assault with firearm
Thank you very much for beating this case for me. I would recommend anyone who needs a great lawyer to hire you.
Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Closing attorney
I hired Thomas Hyland for the closing on my home in November of 2017. Mr. Hyland consulted with me about my home at his office and went over specifics line by line with me so I knew all specifics of my closing. I would highly recommend Mr.Hyland for anyone looking for an attorney for making a closing on their home. Do to his professionalism, knowledge, and patience he gave me I am confident you will be pleased with his business.
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Posted by Angie | December 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney Hyland is a caring professional that knows the law.
I call Attorney Tom Hyland, My Attorney! I realize that he has a lot of clients, but he mades me feels like I'm his only client. I had an order of protection and misdemeanor that Attorney Hyland represented me on. He was able to defend me and revealed all the unfactual information that the petitioner was lying about. Tom won both cases and the charges were dismissed. I'm looking forward to working with Attorney Hyland to bring to Justice the 2 individuals and the 2 companies that have brought false charges against me.
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Posted by Natesha | December 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The ultimate win
Tom did an amazing fighting my case. The city of Chicago tried to seize my vehicle after it was stolen. Tom fought so hard to prove my innocence in the case and for me to receive my vehicle back. In no time I had me vehicle returned to me and also the money that I paid the state to even have my case reviewed. He was so dedicated and confident that we would win and thanks to his efforts we did THANK YOU SO MUCH TOM FOR ALL YOUR HELP !!!!
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Posted by Client | December 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I was indicted on a felony theft case and hired attorney Tom Hyland. My case was not looking so great for me but Tom worked wonders for me. I was looking at a felony on my record and was completely reduced. Everything went very smooth and would highly recommend him if your caught in a bind.
Posted by Cecil | December 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome lawyer
I was fighting a armed robbery and Mr. Hyland got me acquitted of all charges in a bench trial. He really cares about his clients and proves it's all about a win and not the money. True fighter by nature. 3 thumbs up
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office, Chicago, Il
  • 2012 - 2017


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Civil Rights Case
  • Settlement for $120,000.00
  • Personal Injury Motor Vehicle Accident
  • Settlement for $250,000.00
  • Car Accident on I-88
  • Settlement for $225,000.00
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  • Association of American Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - 2019
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2018 - 2019
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 100
  • Association of American Trial Lawyers
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Oak Lawn Hilton
  • Real Estate Contracts
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (2)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom is an outstanding attorney that I have had the pleasure of knowing since he started practicing law! He has an excellent temperament! He is trustworthy and very reliable!"
Wills and living wills
Criminal defense