Thomas P. Boylan is a partner in the firm’s Chicago office, chair of the Construction practice group and a member of the Executive Committee. Tom focuses his practice on complex construction litigation matters, including construction-related disputes, personal injury and wrongful death, construction defect and property damage, disputes between contractors and owners and mechanic’s liens. He also has experience in insurance and indemnification issues, the resolutions of which are often at the core of construction litigation. Tom frequently counsels clients on risk transfer, additional insured issues and risk avoidance.
Tom also has extensive experience in product liability and business litigation. In the product liability field, he has represented manufacturers and distributors of numerous products, including industrial metal forming machines, industrial sandblasting systems, electrical circuitry, rail cars, dump trailers and food products. With respect to commercial litigation, Tom has handled lawsuits involving breach of contract, consumer fraud, trade secrets, non-compete agreements, bankruptcy, whistle blower claims, class actions, as well as numerous statutory causes of action including the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, ERISA, the Illinois Deceptive Trade Practices Act and the Illinois Trade Secrets Act.
Tom is as an arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County and an instructor for Loyola University of Chicago Law School’s Trial Advocacy Team. He is also a member of several professional organizations including, the American Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel and Illinois State Bar Association.