Tommy, a Chicago native, is primarily a litigator, focusing on commercial litigation, maritime law, government contracts, and products liability. Prior to joining Eckland & Blando, he also gained extensive experience working at a prominent criminal defense law firm in Chicago. Tommy believes the best legal arguments are the ones that can be easily understood, and strives to cut through legalese to make arguments that are succinct, powerful, and digestible by everyone.
Tommy graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School. He focused his coursework on practical skills, participating in the Business Law Clinic, where he helped local small businesses draft formational documents and get incorporated; National Moot Court, and several trial advocacy courses. He was a member of the University’s Mock Trial team, and led his team to the largest national law school competition in the country. He has since returned to the University as an Adjunct Professor of Law to teach the next generation of trial advocates. Tommy is also conversationally fluent in Mandarin Chinese.