THOMAS R. WEILER

Chicago, Illinois

Partner

Phone (312) 704-6700
Fax (312) 704-6777
Email tweiler@lglfirm.com

Tom Weiler is a life long trial lawyer and until merging his practice with Langhenry, Gillen, Lundquist & Johnson, was the managing partner of the Chicago office of Norton, Mancini & Weiler. Tom concentrates his practice in the area of defense litigation with a special emphasis on civil rights and employment litigation. He has represented numerous municipalities, elected officials and other government employees in matters in federal court and state court as well as before the EEOC and Illinois Department of Human Rights.

Tom also represents insureds in a wide variety of personal injury defense matters, and his practice includes the representation of a national school transportation company as well as a large food distribution company. He also defends real estate agents and brokers in litigated real estate matters.

In practice since 1983, he has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict in both state and federal courts, including those with exposures in the millions of dollars. He has argued appellate cases before the Illinois courts of appeals, Illinois Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Tom received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame in 1980. He received his Juris Doctor from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law in 1983. He is a member of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute.

He speaks to various groups on subjects involving civil rights and employment litigation. He is the author of “Applicability of Abstention Doctrines in Federal Court,” Defense Update (Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel), Municipal Law, Fall 2001, a contributing author to the IDC Monograph, “Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in the Employment Context,” IDC Quarterly, Third Quarter, 2005, and a contributing author to the IDC Monograph, “The Price of Getting Even: An Analysis of Employment-Related Retaliation Claims,” IDC Quarterly, Third Quarter, 2007.

Tom and his wife have two children and reside in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Areas of Practice:
Insurance Defense Litigation
Employment Litigation (EPL Claims)
Municipal Litigation
Civil Rights Defense
Real Estate Professional Liability Claims (Brokers, Agents, Appraisers)

Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
Illinois, 1983
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1989
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2015
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 1995
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, 2016

Education:
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois 1983
J.D. (Juris Doctor)

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1980
B.B.A. (Bachelor Business Administration)
Major: Accountancy

Representative trial results for Tom

Representative achievements for Tom

Published Works:
“Applicability of Abstention Doctrines in Federal Court,”
Defense Update (Illinois Association of Defense Trial
Counsel, Municipal Law, Fall, 2001

“Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in the Employment
Context,” (Co-Author), IDC Quarterly, Third Quarter, 2005

“The Price of Getting Even: An Analysis of Employment-
Related Retaliation Claims,” (Co-Author), IDC Quarterly,
Third Quarter, 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Member

The Illinois State Bar Association
Member

The Defense Research Institute
Member

Illinois Chamber of Commerce
Employment Law Committee
Member

Past Employment Positions:
Norton, Mancini & Weiler, Chicago Office, Managing Partner