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Mr. Toomey has concentrated his practice in the labor field for 32 years, 30 with Arnold and Kadjan where he has served as counsel to various labor organizations in the public and private sectors. His legal expertise includes labor arbitration, collective bargaining, union election campaigns and other proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and the U. S. Department of Labor, employment contracts, wage and hour matters, and other employment-related issues. He is a frequent speaker on practical labor relations topics, and conducts seminars on such issues.
Mr. Toomey is a skilled trial and appellate practitioner and served as special counsel to the Will County State's Attorney. He has argued issues before the Illinois Supreme Court and Federal Circuits across the country and briefed cases before the U. S. Supreme Court.
He has also been named one of the Leading Lawyers in Illinois, based on a statewide survey of lawyers. Leading Lawyers comprise less than 5% of all lawyers in the state.
Mr. Toomey resides in Chicago, where he was born.
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh, Second, Eighth and Eleventh Circuits
United States District Court
Northern District of Illinois, including the Trial Bar
Central District of Illinois
U.S. Tax Court.
Year of Birth: 1952
Law School: John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1978
Law School Honors/Involvement: Member of the Waggoner National Labor Moot Court competition; intern at Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board.
Undergraduate School: University of Illinois, Urbana, B.S., 1974
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement: With honors
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Mr. Toomey is a frequent speaker and lecturer on labor topics including Section 9(a) conversion doctrine; Drug Testing, Discipline and Discharge in the Unionized Workplace; Violence, Discipline and Off Duty Conduct; Construction Industry Workshops, a variety of picketing, handbilling and reserve gate topics and the Family Medical Leave Act.