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Thomas E. Johnson

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Harvard Law School (J.D. 1975 cum laude)
American University (B.A. 1972 summa cum laude)
Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge Thomas R. McMillen, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, 1975-77

In over 40 years of practice, Tom Johnson has litigated at every level of the state and federal court system and before numerous administrative agencies.  He has played a pivotal role in the development of affordable housing in Chicago and in securing justice for coal miners, truck drivers and others in the labor movement. He has also served as a special commissioner for the U.S. District Court in Chicago and a Hearing Officer for the Chicago Police Board, the Illinois State Police Merit Board and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for many years. Mr. Johnson has an active practice in litigation and real estate. He also serves as legal counsel to a significant number of small and mid-size corporations. He has spent considerable time seeking to reform Chicago's voter registration and electoral system and, in doing so, has represented numerous local, state and federal office holders, including President Barack Obama and the late Mayor Harold Washington. 


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