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Thomas J. Nathan

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Phone: (312) 346-5678
Fax: (312) 346-8394

33 N Dearborn St #2220
Chicago, Illinois 60602

Tom Nathan has been practicing law since 1978. His focus on catastrophic injury, medical malpractice and product liability cases have taken him to courthouses around the country on behalf of his injured clients. Tom graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin in 1972. While teaching history and other subjects, at the Francis W. Parker school in Chicago , Tom finished his Masters degree in History at Northwestern in 1974, and his J.D. at John Marshall Law School in 1978.

After two years in general practice, Tom joined the law firm of Lane and Munday in 1980 and began his work representing people who were injured as a result of the negligence of others. The scope of the work included trial and litigation of cases involving medical negligence, auto, truck and motor cycle accidents, product liability, police misconduct, construction events and general negligence claims. In 1991, Tom and John Munday started Munday and Nathan continuing the Trial and litigation practice in these areas.

Since then, Tom has led the attorneys at Munday and Nathan in prosecuting various types of injury claims in Cook and multiple other counties in Illinois. The practice has also brought the firm’s attorneys into courthouses around the country, pursuing claims arising from catastrophic event like mass electrocution, train accidents, product liability claims for faulty brake and vehicle design to medical negligence claims. Throughout the decades , the attorneys in the firm have maintained a reputation for professional, detailed and aggressive work in proving their clients’ cases. This tradition continues and will continue because of the compassionate commitment of each attorney in the firm to our clients and justice.

During his career, Tom has taught Trial Practice and frequently given lectures in litigation and trial practice and strategy, ethics in litigation and basic strategies for civil litigation. Because of his focus on medical negligence, Tom has lectured at hospitals to students, residents and attending on various areas of medical negligence, trends and challenges in medicine and other topics for specific practice groups. His volunteer work has included Board service, elected and private to such Boards as the Foundation Board of Children’s Memorial Hospital, the Wilmette District 39 School Board, the Francis W Parker School, Search Inc. and various other Boards and charitable efforts.

He and the firm have been recognized for their commitment and excellence by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel for the Nations “Top one Percent”, Super Lawyers, AV PREEMINENT BY MARTINDALE AND HUBBELL, Chicago Magazine - Top Lawyers, Best Law Firms of America, America's Top 100 Attorneys - Lifetime Achievement, the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys - Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney in the Field of Personal Injury. Tom is also a member of the American, Illinois and Chicago Bar Associations, The American Association for Justice, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and Society of Trial Lawyers.

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 1978

M.A., Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, 1975

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Illinois, 1978
U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1978
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1978
U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1978
Client Reviews
Munday & Nathan was able to deliver an excellent resolution on the case that solidified our concerns about the medical treatment our mother received. They provided closure for my siblings and I, and obtained fair financial recovery to end a difficult time in our lives. Our whole family is so grateful to the attorneys of Munday & Nathan for their hard work on our case and amazing outcome for us! Lori R.
Munday & Nathan artfully guided me through the maze of legal processes, providing wisdom, care and perspective during the most difficult time of my life both physically and emotionally. I am grateful to them for incisively managing the complex details and securing a settlement that has already helped me pay for the additional medical care I needed. I would choose Munday & Nathan again in a heartbeat. Sally S.
Munday & Nathan did the best they could for me and my family. In fact, the settlement was reached more quickly than I expected and was a fair result for what my family and I went through. I would refer anyone that found themselves in my situation to Munday & Nathan. Joseph M.