Brian C. Thomas
Brian C. Thomas founded his own law practice, Thomas Law, a firm specializing in personal injury and worker’s compensation cases. Before beginning his career in law, Brian graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, then from the DePaul University College of Law. Brian went on to become a partner at Whiting Law Group before starting Thomas Law. At his practice, Brian prides himself on making family a top priority, treating his clients with the respect and care of family members while fostering a strong work/life balance for himself and his team members.
Brian has been happily married for ten years and has two children, Sammy and Talia. When not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his kids, reading, and writing his blog, “Your Doubting Thomas,” which is carried by ChicagoNow, a blog group under the umbrella of the Chicago Tribune.
Brian is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Illinois State Bar Association. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Lawyers Committee for Better Housing, an organization that provides free, comprehensive legal representation to people affected by unfair housing policies. Brian was also named a Top 40 Attorney under the age of 40 in the state of Illinois by his peers.
Brian’s life has been personally affected by organ transplantation since his young adulthood. When Brian was just thirteen, he received his first kidney transplant at the University of Chicago. That first kidney lasted him nineteen years and was replaced in June, 2005, at Northwestern Medicine.
Brain has said, “I am living the dream. My wife, my children, my career… none of it would have been possible for me without organ donation and transplantation.”
Brian’s first organ transplant allowed him to enjoy being a kid, to have a relatively normal high school experience, go on to college and meet his wife. His second transplant allowed him to grow in his relationship with his wife, Amy, and with her their two children into the world.
“I want to give another face to the transplant process and let people know that the gift of live donations doesn’t just affect the recipient. It affects the lives of their families, children, spouses, co-workers, and far beyond.”