About US

Our Team

Our team members define our reputation as a caring, patient, personable, and down-to-earth law firm. This is who they are.

Alma mater

DePaul University
DePaul Law School
Northwestern University; Kellogg School of Management

Fun facts

Tom is a published author, and charity founder and hangs out at his family's 500-year-old Ireland farm.

Favorite thing to do


Tom Tuohy


Alma mater

University of Hard Knocks

Fun facts

Shelly started her career as a hairdresser. And she has been cleaning up everyone's messes ever since!

Favorite thing to do

Sipping a drink and watching the waves in Cabo!

Shelly Gonsch

Director of Administration

Alma mater

Fun facts

Favorite thing to do

Nathaly Murillo

Executive Administrator

Alma mater

Elmhurst University graduate, current Marquette Law School student.

Fun facts

Dylan is a Black Belt in Karate and an Eagle Scout with an eagle eye for writing and focused work.

Favorite thing to do

Reading, writing, and mastering the Constitution.

Dylan Hunn

Communications Director

For over the past six years I have applied my decades of hands-on IT experience by serving as a consultant and integrating myself into customer environments and acting as their advocate.
Before becoming a vCIO/IT Consultant, I served as an IT Director in law firms for over 20 years, including a mid-sized national law firm with headquarters in Chicago.

Bob Fuhrman

IT Professional / Customer Advocate / vCIO

About Us

“We had a very positive experience with Tuohy Law Offices when planning our estate. Tom is a great attorney, comprehensive, professional, patient, and caring. His staff could not be more helpful and friendly while planning our visit and following up afterward. We feel very fortunate to have been referred to Tuohy Law Offices and confident that we can use this office for all our future legal needs.”

David and Marie Chim

About Tuohy Law Offices

Tuohy Law Offices has 40+ years of experience and has prepared over 5,000 Living Trust estate plans, represented hundreds of small businesses, and assisted in recovering millions of dollars in injury claims.

We help people who are the backbone of our communities by providing legal remedies to protect them and estate plans to preserve their legacy for future generations.

The best legal representation and superior service should be available to everyone.

  • Living Trust estate plans were once reserved for the wealthy. Decades ago, we recognized that technology and superb client service were the answer to bringing Living Trusts to every person. Now, you can avoid the court system, protect your hard-earned assets, and preserve your legacy.
  • A sudden Personal Injury can turn your life upside down. We work with the highest-rated personal injury litigation attorneys to provide you with the justice and recovery you deserve. 
  • We provide Small Business owners with inexpensive solutions that provide maximum personal liability protection, registration, and record upkeep to protect your business and family’s financial security.

The Better Business Bureau has awarded Tuohy Law Offices its highest assessment of A+. We are recognized as one of the best estate planning attorneys in the Chicagoland area. Founder Tom Tuohy has a Superb Attorney AVVO Rating of 10, has been honored yearly for over 25 years for the highest level of professional excellence for his legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell highest (A/V) rating, and is recognized since 2015 as one of the Nations Top 1% by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.  


Tuohy Law Offices is in a convenient and easy-to-access location, right off the 22nd St exit of Route 88/294. We are in the beautiful Comar Atrium Building at 17W220 22nd St, Suite 300, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181, adjacent to the Oakbrook Center Mall and numerous retail outlets and restaurants.

Covered and outdoor parking is free in the building. After your visit, enjoy lunch or dinner at Gibson’s, Ditka’s, Seasons 52, and Giordano’s. Park for free, stay for lunch, and do some shopping! Download directions here.

We look forward to seeing more of you, your family, and your friends. Even if you do not have any business to take care of, stop by our Oakbrook Terrace office for some coffee and say Hi!


About Tom Tuohy

“Our experience with Tom Tuohy was five stars; from the moment we walked into his office, met his staff, and then talked to Tom, it felt like we were with friends. My wife and I have wanted to get our estate planning done for many years, and we were happy that we found Tuohy Law to have it completed finally. Thank You.” –George Zaccagnini

Tom Tuohy served as Special Assistant Attorney General of Illinois from 1984 to 1986. Mr. Tuohy founded his Chicago law firm in 1982, now known as Tuohy Law Offices. Most Importantly, the firm provides educational seminars and legal services in estate planning, preserving personal assets, and financial security. Further, Mr. Tuohy established the Fraternal Order of Police Legal Benefits Plan. He has represented countless police officers, from the rank and file to superintendents.

Meet Tom Tuohy, Chicago Attorney

Over the past 40 years, Tom Tuohy has provided over 5,000 Living Trust estate plans and organized and maintained hundreds of small businesses for clients in the greater Chicago-land area, Illinois, and the country. He operates from a willingness to inform the public of the legal issues affecting their lives. Additionally, Mr. Tuohy provided legal education seminars to the City of Chicago and Chicago Police Department employees for 31 years. He also represents members of major labor unions such as the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, US Steelworkers, and Fraternal Order of Police. Additionally, he represents Metra, Chicago Transit Authority, and Secretary of State of Illinois employees and residents of communities across Illinois.

Tuohy Law Offices’ goal is to be welcomed into clients’ families as trusted advisors and friends. Above all, we are giving back to the community and the next generation and working hard to earn clients’ respect. We believe that is what it means to be a lawyer.

The Illinois lawyers affiliated with Tuohy Law Offices are a network of experienced national and local attorneys. The attorneys concentrate in Catastrophic Personal Injury, Malpractice, Products Liability, Wrongful Death, Worker’s Compensation, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Estate Planning, Living Trusts, and Small Business.

Learn more about our practice offerings.

Dreams for Kids and Community Work

Chicago Attorney: Making a Difference in the Lives of Others Through Non-Profit, Dreams for Kids.

The founder of Dreams for Kids, Mr. Tuohy, is also a founding board member of the Jesse White Tumbling Team. He is a founding board member of DePaul University’s Mentor Advisory Program and Chicago’s New Media Council and served on the Partnership Board of Avenues to Independence. Tom is a global delegate to KIN Global (Kellogg Innovation Network) and a former Chicago Council on Global Affairs member.

Tom Tuohy Education

A graduate of DePaul University, Mr. Tuohy received his Juris Doctorate from DePaul Law School. He is a Northwestern University Kellogg School of Business alumnus as an Executive Scholar and was awarded a Fellowship to attend Stanford Business School to study Social Innovation.

Mr. Tuohy is an adjunct professor of Social Entrepreneurship at DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

Tom Tuohy’s Awards

In 2015, Mr. Tuohy was selected as a member of the Nations Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. This recognizes attorneys who elevate the Bar’s standards and provide a benchmark for other attorneys to emulate. His selection as one of the top 1% of all attorneys in the United States was vetted by a blue-ribbon panel’s independent research and approved by a judicial review board. Mr.Tuohy has also been awarded the Prestigious Highest Rating (AV) for Legal Skill and Competence for 14 consecutive years by the premier attorney rating service of Martindale Hubbell. In addition, AVVO has awarded Mr. Tuohy the highest Superb rating, 10/10. Finally, he has received numerous community awards and recognition.

Read Tom Tuohy’s Full Biography Here

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