Thomas M. Newman

Thomas M. Newman

Thomas M. Newman is a senior partner in the firm and concentrates his practice in the Family Law area in DuPage County.

Background and Education:

Born in Hinsdale, Illinois; admitted to Bar  in 1971; Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois.  DePaw University (B.A. 1967); Indiana University at Bloomington (J.D., 1971); court-certified mediator and guardian ad litem; court-appointed arbitrator.  Member: DuPage County, Chairman Legal Aid Committee (1975-1976); Judiciary Committee (2001-2003); Illinois State Bar Associations.

Practice Area:

Bar Admission:

Illinois, 1971

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1971

Work Experience:

Mr. Newman practiced in the civil litigation department of the firm prior to concentrating in Family Law and participated in several million dollar settlements and was trial co-counsel for an $11,000,000 medical negligence verdict in Cook County, Illinois.  Mr. Newman’s current concentration in Family Law includes custody, child support, property division, maintenance/alimony and post-judgment litigation.  Mr. Newman has more than 38 years of experience in the Family Law area, representing litigants in simple divorce and complex property division, including tax and valuation issues.

Mr. Newman believes that his concentration in Family Law within a general practice firm has advantages over firms that concentrate solely in Family Law inasmuch as issues arise in Family Court that overlap into other areas.  Many of Mr. Newman’s clients are referrals from other attorneys, and Mr. Newman has the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell rating (AV).

Since 1997, Thomas M. Newman has held the AV® Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating for ethics and legal ability.*


Mr. Newman lives in Wheaton, Illinois and has three married adult children and four grandchildren.  His hobbies include golf, handball, basketball and recreational activities at his summer home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.



*AV® is a registered certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

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