Tomas Petkus

Tomas Petkus: Attorney with Tobin & Muñoz, L.L.C.
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Member, Moot Court Society. Private Practice, 1980—. Lecturer and Presenter, Computer Law and Technology, Chicago Bar Association and the Chicago Computer Society. Chairman, Law Office Technology Committee, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association Long Range Planning Committee. Certified Arbitrator, Supreme Court of Illinois, 1990. Speaker, Chicago Bar Information Technology Show (C-BITS).

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  • Trial Practice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
312-641-1321  Phone
312-641-5220  Fax
University Attended:
University of Illinois, B.A.
Law School Attended:
Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D.
Year of First admission:
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; Federal Trial Bar; 1980, Illinois and U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Illinois State Bar Association; Illinois Trial Lawyers Association; Chicago Bar Association; Baltic Bar Association.
Birth Information:
Chicago, Illinois, 1952
Reported Cases:
Fegan v. Reid, 06 cv 6767, obtained a substantial seven figure verdict for a city traffic supervisor after a lengthy trial. Plaintiff was arrested by Reid, a police officer, because she could not 'fix' a parking ticket issued by her subordinate on his personal vehicle. Plaintiff sustained post traumatic stress disorder which became chronic. Reid also used excessive force causing serious physical injuries requiring surgery. In an effort to cover up his crimes Reid and three other police officers fabricated a cover up. The defendants attempted to have plaintiff charged with felony aggravated battery on a police officer and resisting to justify the arrest and explain plaintiff's injuries. The other defendant officers were found guilty of conspiracy for the roles they played. Chicago Pizza, Inc. v. Pizza USA, Inc., 893 N.E.2d 985 (Ill., 2008) obtained relief from the appellate court which held plaintiff established willful violations of Illinois Deceptive Trade Practices Act warranting injunctive relief and an award of attorney's fees. Monroe Capital, LLC, vs. CORE Business Credit, L.L.C., 08 L 36, successfully prosecuted a lawsuit against a former executive of plaintiff resulting in a substantial monetary settlement, an agreement by defendants to not compete and to disgorge plaintiff's data. Plaintiff's former executive started a competing business with another competitor. Plaintiff alleged the executive misappropriated trade secrets, confidential data and violated his employment agreement's provisions. Mejia v. Dominick, 07 cv 5923, successfully defended an elected official and management employees accused of sexually harassing the plaintiff, an intern. The plaintiff abandoned her lawsuit resulting in its dismissal with prejudice. Evidence was developed showing plaintiff praised the accused supervisor's workplace conduct and that she even expressed gratitude for the overwhelmingly positive experiences working for him. Alexander v. Sheraton, et. al., 04 L 5039, record setting result for the estate of a non-swimmer who could not be rescued before brain death because defendants' pool was open in violation of state safety statute; Yakes v. Barber, 05 L 276, et. al., successfully represented estate of patient whose differentially diagnosed endocarditis was not investigated or treated for months resulting in premature death; Monroe-Jefferson v. Korkis, et. al., 04 CH 2648, successfully defended lessee against landowner's claims of invalidity of a long term land lease; Audio v. The Little Guys, Inc., 05 CH 10265, et. al., won dismissal of anti-trust and business tort and conspiracy claims; Mearday v. City of Chicago, et al., Nos. 00 L 3227 and 98 L 10983, successfully represented the victim of police misconduct and conspiracy reaching a substantial settlement during trial; Walker, et al. v. Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., et al., Nos. 210A990434, et. seq., successfully represented a substantial group of African-American employees who were the victims of racially based employment discrimination; Touhy v. Simon, No. 83 P 10385, successfully represented the beneficiary of a trust who was victimized by her former trustee who breached his fiduciary duty and obtained a substantial recovery of her losses and damages; Roberts v. Spears, et al., No. 02 L13204, successfully represented estate, widow and child of patient who died due to medical negligence and obtained a substantial settlement; Shumway v. Imanage, No. 01 L 3350, successfully represented affected shareholder for claims arising from defendant's IPO and obtained substantial settlement; Busse v. UNUM Provident, et al., No. 98 L 11983, successfully represented a permanently disabled anesthesiologist in a substantial claim against his disability insurance carrier; Berry, et al., v. Segal, et al., No. 02 CH 1595; successfully represented prominent businessman and owner of Near North National Group, Michael Segal, in a multi-million dollar racketeering and defamation claim filed against him; Nelson v. CoreComm, Ltd., et al., No. 99 L 7051, successfully represented plaintiff in case involving failure of corporation to recognize shares in connection with a merger; McMahon v. DeJong, No. 99 L 646, obtained substantial settlement in a wrongful death medical malpractice claim for decedent's estate and family; Miller, et al. v. Endeavor Information Systems, et al., No. 00 L 7207, successfully represented plaintiffs' group in a large securities claim; Brown, et al. v. Ferrellgas, Inc. et al., No. 98VS1441870 (Georgia), successfully represented estate and children of heavy equipment operator killed in crash in a wrongful death action; Williams v. University of Illinois, et al., No. 98 L 10732, obtained a substantial settlement in wrongful death medical malpractice claim for a 66 year old male with kidney and heart disease who died due to elective surgery; Palka v. Cook County Hospital, et al., No. 97 L 14186, successfully represented plaintiff's estate and adult children in a medical malpractice wrongful death claim; Carpenter v. Nabong, No. 94 LA 83, obtained a record setting verdict in a medical malpractice action; Swihart v. Blades Machinery Co., et al., No. 3:95-CV-605RM (Northern District Indiana), successfully defended manufacturer of grinding equipment in multimillion dollar suit by worker sustaining traumatic amputation; Torretto v. I. B. Diffusion, L.P., No. 92 C 2758, obtained a not guilty judgment for a company and its president against Title VII sexual harassment claim seeking eight million dollars alleging a hostile environment, sexual assaults and attempted rape; A. Munoz General Contractors, Inc. v. City of Chicago. No. 91 CH 1171, obtained a substantial judgment for a contractor in a major dispute with the City; Netzky v. Prudential Securities, et al., No. 94-04918 (NASD Arbitration), judgment for a sophisticated investor against brokerage firm for losses sustained for trades not performed; Moreno v. Barber Coleman Co., et al., 85 L 28175, obtained substantial settlement in wrongful death suit on behalf of estate, wife and children of employee killed in a factory explosion. Concentration: Trial of Civil Matters.
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