As a trial lawyer with more than 25 years of experience, Thomas Dutton has tried cases involving a variety of subject matters. He has first-chair jury trial, bench trial and ADR experience in class action and mass action toxic tort litigation, securities cases, post-acquisition disputes, product liability cases and fraud claims, and he teaches Trial Advocacy at the University of Chicago Law School.
At his former firm, Tom played a major role in the May 2001 jury trial victory profiled by The National Law Journal in Motorola Defeats Huge Property Damage Claim. That victory was later named The National Law Journal's Defense Win of the Month for May 2001. In a related matter, he played a major role in the 1998 evidentiary hearing that resulted in the preclusion of plaintiffs' expert witnesses on medical causation and summary judgment for Motorola against more than 70 plaintiffs claiming personal injuries from exposure to industrial solvents.
Tom is continuing his toxic tort practice at Greenberg Traurig. He recently won a dismissal of Fiat S.p.A. and later resolved all claims against its subsidiaries - CNH North America, LLC, Fiat-Allis North America LLC, and CNH Global N.V. - for personal injuries and property damage allegedly caused by exposure to contaminants in the drinking water and groundwater near CNH manufacturing facilities in Grand Island, Nebraska.
Awards & Recognition
•Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms Edition, Law Firm of the Year, Environmental Law, 2016
•Listed, Leading Lawyers Network, 2006-2016
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
Associated News & Events
11.03.15 Greenberg Traurig Named 'Law Firm of the Year' for Environmental Law
01.13.15 63 Greenberg Traurig Chicago Attorneys Recognized by Leading Lawyers
11.14.14 Greenberg Traurig's Environmental Practice Receives Top Tier Rankings in U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2015 'Best Law Firms' List
01.11.13 Forty-Five Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named to Leading Lawyers Network in Illinois
12.09.05 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named to the Leading Lawyers Network in Illinois
08.09.05 Thomas E. Dutton Joins Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Articles, Publications, & Lectures
•Lecturer at Law, Trial Advocacy, University of Chicago, 2006-2015
•Speaker, The Courts of Madison County, Navigant Consulting Legal Roundtable, January 2006
•Speaker, Interpreting the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, PricewaterhouseCoopers' General Counsel Forum, August 2005