Thomas N. Guillen
Areas of Focus
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Toxic and Mass Tort
, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
, Dean's List; Public Interest Award;
International Law Review
, Associate Editor; CALI Award in Conflict Resolution;
, Northwestern University
, Dean's List; Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honors Society
Tom Guillen has always been a problem-solver, and his business experience prior to attending law school often required him to find new ways to do so. As Director of Customer Service for an internet start-up, he managed a team of more than 30 sales service representatives and was expected to make final policy decisions. It was through dealing with a varied customer base of more than 30,000 subscribers where he learned that each client is unique and deserves to be treated as so. Those years in sales and service allowed Tom to step right in and assist in the practice of litigation where he gained experience as a law clerk with three different law firms while completing his degree. Tom can follow a well-worn path if it gets the client where he or she needs to go and can carve a new path when necessary. He can do this by working directly with clients to better understand their needs.
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois Bar Association
New Lawyers Task Force
Cabrini Green Legal Aid Young Professional’s Board Member, 2017 to Present
Member of the Evanston Environmental Association, 2014 to Present
Abestos Exposure Liability Decision May Affect Future "Take Home" Cases
Publications & Presentations
State Film Tax Incentives: What Plan Works Best When There are So Many to Choose From?
Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives
Co-Author with David A. Hughes
"In order to truly be an effective advocate for your clients, you must understand not only the issue in front of them, but also the issues that they might not be aware of."
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