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Thomas P. Routh

Thomas P. Routh

Thomas P. Routh joined Nolan Law Group in 1991, as a litigation paralegal. After completing law school in 1996, he returned to the firm as an associate attorney and he is currently a partner. Tom is a graduate of Michigan State University and DePaul University College of Law. While at DePaul, in addition to working full-time as a law clerk at Nolan Law Group, Tom was a member of the DePaul Law Review and the DePaul National Moot Court Society. Since graduation, Tom has practiced exclusively in the area of personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Tom concentrates in litigation cases involving aviation disasters and matters involving catastrophic injuries resulting from product liability, construction, transportation and medical negligence. Tom’s litigation experience includes trying numerous cases to multi-million dollar verdicts and negotiating numerous settlements in excess of one million dollars.

Through Nolan Law Group, Tom is actively involved with the Brain Injury Association of Illinois and the Brain Injury Association of America. Tom has successfully represented numerous brain injury survivors and has obtained multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in cases involving mild, moderate and severe closed-head injuries. Tom is an active member of several bar associations and volunteers in his off-work hours with the Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Chicago Legal Assistance And Resource Center, Miseracordia Heart Of Mercy and St. Ignatius Parish in Rogers Park. Tom is also actively involved in various local and national organizations attempting to raise public awareness of the dangers of sun exposure and melanoma.

Verdicts and Settlements

In Re Helicopter Crash near Lucena City, Philippines – Confidential Settlement

In Re Cessna 208 Crash Near Naches WA – Confidential Settlement

In Re Medical Helicopter Crash Near Aurora, IL – Confidential Settlement

In Re Piper Saratoga Crash Near Tazzwell, TN – Confidential Settlement

In re De Havilland Twin Otter Crash Near Sullivan, MO – Confidential Settlement

In Re Cessna 172 Crash Near Martha’s Vineyard, MA – Confidential Settlement

Menini v. Redman’s Towing – $1,450,000 Settlement

In Re Air Disaster Near Perm Russia – Confidential Settlement of 41 cases

In Re Helicopter Crash Near Kandahar Airfield – Confidential Settlement

In Re Piper PA-46 Crash Near Grand Rapids, MN – Confidential Settlement

Sukstorf v. Hangge Uppe – $1,950,000 Settlement

In Re Cessna Citation Jet Crash Near Pueblo, CO – Confidential Settlement

Vasquez v. Chicago Transit Authority – $6,250,000 Settlement

Donaldson v. Harmon Grain – $3,000,000 Settlement

Galindo v. Clayco Construction – $6,500,000 Settlement

Mikalauskas v. Advocate – $6,250,000 Settlement

Mcneill v. U.S. Airways- Confidential

DeLaRosa v. Chapple Construction. – $5,600,000 verdict

Niddrie v. Traveler’s Insurance – $5,500,000 verdict and settlement

Tutor v. Cub Food – $1,7500,000 settlement

March v. Menards – $2,800,000 settlement

Hedderman v. Schwendener – $1,000,000 settlement

Gray v. Ditchwitch of Illinois, et al – $1,500,000 settlement

Tews v. Stoxen Clinic & Drs. Stoxen – $3,700,000 verdict

Pietras v. Biddle Company – $3,500,000 verdict

Posilovich v. Jiffy Lube International – $1,750,000 settlement

Donaldson v. Harmon Grain – $3,000,000 settlement

Danar v. U.P.S. – $1,750,000 settlement


Michigan State University, B.A. – 1990

DePaul University, J.D. – 1996 DePaul Law Review and National Moot Court Team


Best Brief in 1995 Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Competition

Medal For Excellence In Advocacy, American College Of Trial Lawyers CALI Awards for Advanced Trial Advocacy and Litigation Strategy


Illinois State Bar – 1996

U.S. District Court, Northern District Of Illinois 1996

Memberships & Activities

American Association For Justice

Illinois State Bar Association

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Managers

Chicago Bar Association


What People With Spinal Injuries Should Know About Legal Rights And Remedies, National Spinal Cord Injury Association Educational Conference

Medical And Legal Aspects Of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Evaluation and Handling Of Brain Injury Cases, Association of American Legal Nurse Consultants Annual Conference