Tom Heisler is an accomplished trial lawyer who has tried cases in state and federal courts to successful outcomes for a variety of clients in a variety of disputes.
He recently won a multi-million dollar jury verdict in a civil fraud case on behalf of the estate of a deceased Chicago businesswoman defrauded by an area neurosurgeon. He represented a physician who brought suit against his former business partner, and obtained a large jury award on his client’s behalf. He has successfully defended businesses and individuals at trial and on appeal. Tom also has experience in conducting corporate internal investigations, and in advising corporate boards in connection with those investigations. His active pro bono practice includes representing indigent individuals in both civil and criminal matters.
Tom joined the firm after working as an associate at Sidley Austin, LLP in their general litigation group.
Tom received his Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Colorado College and an MFA in creative writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He worked as a freelance writer, an editor for several magazines, and a writing instructor before attending Northwestern University School of Law, where he graduated with honors.
Tom spends his free time on creative writing projects, playing music, and spending time with family and friends.
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“Tom's trial performance was outstanding in all respects. He was extremely well prepared. The trial strategy was well-conceived. His rapport with and preparation of different witnesses was outstanding. He was incredibly focused throughout the course of the trial and displayed exceptional judgment in managing issues that arose during the trial. Tom's preparation, organization, and presentation were excellent. But, above all, his passion was on display. It was readily apparent how much he cared about his case.”
-Client, after a recent trial
“I work with a lot of outside counsel, and in my 40+ years Tom is easily at the top of the list. Great legal and tactical skills, speaks clearly and with an economy of words and a very pleasant person to deal with. Doesn’t get much better than that!”