THOMAS M. STROW
Over his practice, Tommy has recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of injured clients. He is a proud Ottawa native and cum laude graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law. He concentrates in civil litigation and workers' compensation. He has successfully argued before the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, the Illinois Appellate Court and the Supreme Court of Illinois. He is licensed in both the Northern and Central Federal District Courts in Illinois and also the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Give him a call if you're injured on the Bourbon Trail.
Tommy's first legal work was as a volunteer for the Champaign County CASA, an organization dedicated to advocating the interests of abused and neglected children. He also interned abroad with the Association of Defence Counsel at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, located in The Hague, Netherlands.
While at U of I he was a member of the National Moot Court Team and recipient of the Rickert Award for Excellence in Oral Advocacy. He also received recognition as Best Oralist in the Frederick Green Moot Court Honorary Round Competition and earned a CALI Excellence for the Future Award for his studies in Philosophy of Law. He is also a graduate of Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana, where he double-majored in Philosophy and Religious Studies. But after realizing those majors only qualified him to be homeless, he went to law school.
Tommy was selected again for 2019 as an "Emerging Lawyer" in both personal injury and workers' compensation. Emerging Lawyers are the top two percent of Illinois lawyers who are 40 years old or younger or practicing law 10 years or less and have proven themselves professional, ethical and experienced in their legal career. They are selected by their peers and approved by the Leading Lawyers Advisory Board; only the top lawyers are nominated and eligible for membership. Tommy was also profiled in their inaugural publication. Click here.
Tommy is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and LaSalle County Bar Association. He is also on the Board of the Ottawa Township High School Educational Foundation. He lives in Ottawa with his lovely wife, Morgan, and their four wonderful children.
Published Appellate and Illinois Supreme Court Opinions:
Gruszeczka v. Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, 2013 IL 114212 (2013).
Dye v. Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, 2012 IL App (3d) 110907WC (2012).
Jacobo v. Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, 2011 IL App (3d) 100807WC (2011).
Gurnitz v. Lasits-Rohline Services, Inc., 368 Ill.App.3d 1129 (3d Dist. 2006).
And many other unpublished appellate decisions. See Illinois Supreme Court Rule 23.
You can email Tommy at email@example.com