Thomas M. Breen, Chairman

Thomas M. Breen - Born Evanston, Illinois, January 24, 1947, admitted to bar, 1972, Illinois; 1979, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 1992, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois.

Education: University of Notre Dame (A.B., 1969); Loyola University (J.D., 1972). Recipient: American Bar Association Pro Bono Public Award, 1996; Public Interest Law Institute, Distinguished Public Service Award, 1996; Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Legal Service Award, 1996. Assistant State’s Attorney, Cook County, 1972-1978. Special Assistant State’s Attorney, Livingston County, 1978-1981, 1984. Appointed, Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Criminal Jury Instructions, 1988-1992. Recipient, Illinois Public Defender Association of Excellence, 1990.

Member: Chicago (Member, Judicial Evaluation Committee, 1984-1989; 1991-1996) and American (Member, Sections on: Criminal Justice; Litigation) Bar Associations; National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys; National Directory of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Fellow, American College of Trial Attorneys. (Commissioned U.S.A.R., 1972; Captain, 1978); Best Lawyers in America (1995 to present); Super Lawyers (2005-present). Presenter at various MCLE courses.

PRACTICE AREAS: Criminal, Trial Practice; Appellate Practice; Attorney Discipline; Professional Practices.