Thomas W. Toolis

  • Founding and Managing Partner


Frankfort, IL



Areas of Practice

  • Corporate Law
  • Bankruptcy 7 and 13
  • Real Estate
  • Consumer Protection

Attorney Thomas W. Toolis was born and raised in Chicago and is a graduate of Brother Rice High School and the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he majored in accounting. After passing the C.P.A. exam, Thomas worked as an accountant at Rush University prior to earning a Juris Doctor from Kent College of Law in Chicago. Since starting his legal career, Thomas has focused his practice on bankruptcy, corporate law, and real estate law while at Jahnke, Sullivan and Toolis.

Thomas believes in providing excellent service for each client, no matter what the circumstances and time involved. As a father of three, he understands the stress many families face when confronted with difficult situations. Thomas strives to work closely with his clients to resolve those issues, so that the clients can feel confident and trusting in the process. He also recognizes that the law can be intimidating to those without his specialized training. Therefore, it is important to Thomas that he provides his clients with an informal, personal level, in order to ensure that his clients understand each step.

To date, Thomas has discharged over $50 million in debt for his clients, providing them with a chance for a new beginning. He has also aided over 500 corporations with incorporation and transactional disputes. Thomas also believes strongly in planning for families for the long term. He is also skilled at drafting wills and trusts to help families provide for their loved ones. Thomas specializes in special needs trusts, life insurance trusts, and estate planning for business owners.

He has served as the President of the Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce, which boasts over 650 members due in part to Thomas's leadership.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor, I.I.T.
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science
    • Major: Accounting

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Homer Glen Chamber of Commerce

Pro Bono Activities

  • President of the Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce