Michael P Tomlinson

Michael P Tomlinson

Tomlinson Law Office, P.C.
  • Appeals & Appellate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business Law ...
  • Illinois
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For nearly seven years, Michael P. Tomlinson practiced law at a large national law firm. During that time, Mr. Tomlinson represented clients in all types of complex commercial litigation, including the following types of cases:

Restrictive covenants (non-competition and non-solicitation)
Trade secret misappropriation
Securities litigation
Securities enforcement actions
Labor and employment law
Statutory fraud (e.g., the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act)
Class action defense
Uniform Commercial Code
General contract and tort law
Qui tam actions
White collar crime

Mr. Tomlinson also has experience in conducting internal investigations on behalf of both securities and health care clients.

In addition to the litigation-related services listed above, Mr. Tomlinson provides advice to his clients regarding the following:

Business entity formation
Residential real estate transactions
Contract review and drafting
Compliance manual review and drafting
General business legal advice

Mr. Tomlinson is a member of the American Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Illinois State Bar Association.

Practice Areas
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Arbitration & Mediation
Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Construction Law
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Consumer Law
Class Action, Lemon Law
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Health Care Law
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Securities Law
Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
Additional Practice Areas
  • Constitutional Law
  • General Civil
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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7th Circuit
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Professional Experience
Tomlinson Law Office, P.C.
- Current
Senior Counsel
Foley & Lardner LLP
Foley & Lardner LLP
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
J.D. | Law
Honors: Order of the Coif, High Honors
Activities: Chicago-Kent Law Review, Notes & Comments Editor
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University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
B.S. | Industrial Distribution Management/Business Administration
Honors: with Honors
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Named to Illinois Super Lawyers-Rising Stars Edition 2012
Super Lawyers®, a service of the Thomson Reuters, Legal division
Chicago business litigation attorney Michael P. Tomlinson of Tomlinson Law Office, P.C. has been named to the Illinois Super Lawyers-Rising Stars Edition 2012 as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state for 2012. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
- Current
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Illinois State Bar Association
- Current
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Chicago Bar Association
- Current
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Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys
Voting Member
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Contact & Map
134 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 2250
Chicago, IL 60602
Telephone: (312) 715-8770 Ext. 133