Richard M. Tomich


Richard focuses his legal practice in areas of civil defense litigation. As a member of the Illinois Bar since 2006, he has experience handling cases at all levels of the state court system in Illinois. Richard has also represented numerous clients in federal court and he was admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in 2006. In addition to being an active participant in various nonprofit organizations including the American Cancer Society, Richard is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and American Bar Association.

Practice Areas

  • Transportation Law
  • Construction Law
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claims
  • Insurance Defense/Coverage


  • Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska
    • J.D. - 2005
  • Creighton University Graduate School, Omaha, Nebraska
    • M.B.A. - 2005
  • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
    • B.B.A.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List 1998-2002
    • Major: Finance and Economics

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois

Past Positions


  • Best Brief Award Finalist, 2004
  • Recipient, Distinguished Leadership Award, 2002
  • Emerging Lawyer, 2015 - 2020
  • Leading Lawyer, 2016 - 2020

Classes & Seminars

Pro-Bono Activities

Published Works

  • Published Appellate Court Opinion, Ishoo v. General Growth Properties, Inc., 966 N.E.2d 1160 (1st Dist. 2012)
  • Contributing author to the Defense Attorneys Construction Newsletter
  • Contributing author/editor to the Transportation Lawyers’ Association Newsletters

Fraternities or Sororities

Representative Clients

Representative Cases

Certified Legal Specialties

Professional Associations

  • International Moot Court Board Officer, Committee Member & Competition Judge, 2004 to 2005
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2002
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 2006
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member, 2006
  • American Bar Association
  • Transportation Lawyers’ Association
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)

Current Employment Positions

  • Attorney

Ancillary Businesses