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Andrew L. Thomas



Loyola University, Chicago, J.D., 2010

Miami University, B.A., 2007



Andrew knows that when defending a matter, you have to play offense as well as defense. He believes you cannot merely react to the plaintiff’s strategy – you have to dictate it. He should know. He has experience on both sides of the aisle, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in his career and gaining perspective that many attorneys lack. This unique perspective gives him an edge. 

Andrew defends companies and, more specifically, construction entities in a wide range of matters, including construction defect, personal injury and breach of contract cases. Beyond this, Andrew’s experience includes representing companies in matters concerning trade secret misappropriation, civil rights violations, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, conspiracy and fraud against both private and municipal entities.

In addition to his practice, Andrew is a volunteer coach for Loyola University of Chicago School of Law’s Honors Appellate Advocacy Program, better known as Moot Court. After winning a national competition as a law student, Andrew was asked to return as a coach. In this role, he teaches students how to draft appellate briefs, provides guidance and research tips, and prepares students to conduct oral arguments during the annual two-day competition.

Memberships & Involvement

  • Member: Illinois State Bar Association 


  • Obtained a nuisance settlement for an HVAC subcontractor who was sued by a construction worker after he was electrocuted and fell from a ladder suffering severe back injuries
  • Obtained dismissal of a construction defect claim against an HVAC subcontractor based upon the contractual modification of a statutory limitations period
  • Represented investors in a major Chicago music festival after the festival was purchased by an international music conglomerate that attempted to squeeze them out of the deal
  • Successfully defended a workers' compensation death case with exposure over 1 million dollars at trial and on review