Thomas T. Field

Equity Partner

   

“Setting realistic expectations, taking a practical path to reaching your goals and working efficiently to preserve your wealth and protect your family. This is how I will represent you.”

About Thomas T. Field

Thomas T. Field practices in the areas of matrimonial and family law, primarily in Cook and Lake Counties in Illinois, and where his expertise is of particular value throughout the State of Illinois. He is currently the Head of the firm’s Family Law Practice Group and has served as lead counsel in numerous trials. Mr. Field is a seasoned litigator of custody disputes, relocation actions (including interstate and international matters involving the Hague convention), resolution of post-dissolution conflicts, negotiating and drafting prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and litigation of dissolution matters involving prenuptial and postnuptial agreements as well as all family law related matters for same sex couples.

He offers specialized knowledge in the analysis of complex financial matters including executive compensation, closely held businesses, and real estate holdings. Mr. Field has extensive experience representing C-suite executives of Fortune 500 companies as well as local and nationally recognized celebrities.  His practice is known particularly for its high level of discretion and his ability to protect the public image of his high profile clientele without compromising their rights.

Mr. Field helps navigate the unique complexities involved when medical needs, disability, domestic violence, substance abuse, dependent adult children, or other complicating factors are present in a client’s family. 

Mr. Field routinely lectures to both lay and legal groups on various family law topics.  He was selected in 2010 by Law Bulletin Publishing Company as one of the Top 40 Attorneys Under Forty in Illinois.  Additionally, Mr. Field was named a Rising Star in the area of Family Law by Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2009, which is a designation reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys in Illinois under the age of 40.  Mr. Field consistently earns a 10 star (out of 10 possible) rating from former clients and fellow family law attorneys on the online AVVO attorney rating site, and has been named a Leading Lawyer every year since 2011. He is also AV Peer-Rated by Martindale-Hubble, the highest peer rating standard. This rating signifies that the lawyer’s reviewed peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence for his legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.

In 2020, Mr. Field earned a credentialing as a Certified Financial Litigator. Mr. Field took a 14 hour plus course and passed a rigorous exam, which earned him the prestigious CFL designation which means he is specialized in financial issues related to divorce which include: forensic accounting, business valuation, financial statement analysis, tax return analysis, compensation issues and cash flow for purposes of support.

  • M.B.A., Stuart School of Business/Illinois Institute of Technology, 2002
  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law/Illinois Institute of Technology, 2001
  • B.S., cum laude, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998
  • State of Illinois, 2001
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2001
  • Top 500 Family Law Attorney in America, Lawdragon, 2020
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2019
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Leading Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Network, 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction, Illinois American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2014
  • Leading Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Network, 2014
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2014
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2013
  • Leading Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Network, 2013
  • Leading Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Network, 2012
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2012
  • Leading Lawyer, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2011
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Law & Politics Magazine, 2011
  • 40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2010
  • Young Alum Award, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law ,2010
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star Law & Politics Magazine, 2010
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star Law & Politics Magazine, 2009
  • Who’s Who Among Family Law Practitioners, Strathmore’s, 2009
  • AACFL 2019 – Executive Compensation: Innovative Images for Divorce
  • Family Law Concepts for Mental Health Professionals: Laws and Approaches to Better Serve Your Client
  • Prenuptial Agreements – Insuring the Future
  • Treatment of Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury Awards
  • Distressed Estates in Divorce
COMING SOON

“I did a lot of research on Tom before hiring him. I spoke with my peers, reviewed cases in which he was involved, and scrutinized his credentials carefully. When I hired Tom I made it clear to him that my expectations were high, as achieving my goal of maintaining a decent lifestyle and retiring comfortably rested in large part on Tom’s ability to obtain a favorable result. I told him what I considered to be the optimal outcome, while being well aware that it was too much to expect. Tom performed masterfully, negotiating a settlement with terms that were more favorable. He even returned phone calls promptly and provided regular updates along the way. I recommend him without reservation.”


“Tom is a pro! He’s knowledgeable and focused. He has the insight and experience to put together a great team of people to help represent you through the duration of your case. Each person specializes in a different area of expertise, and contributes as your case warrants. His support staff is exceptional. I couldn’t have asked for better representation. I would highly recommend Tom without hesitation.”


“Tom was the consummate professional through the entire process. Extremely responsive not only to my calls/emails but also to my needs. He understood my style and allowed me to get through my divorce on my terms. Yet . . . He wasn’t afraid to tell me the truth about what would happen and how it would happen and I appreciated that immensely. I would recommend him highly!”


“Field was recommended to me by a friend. I, in turn, would recommend Mr. Field in a heartbeat. He is very knowledgeable and presents an aura of self-confidence, but with no arrogance. Going through the difficult process of divorce, Mr. Field was my ‘rock’ keeping things moving along and directing me towards the best results. He and his team always listened to all my gripes and woes, and yes, even some mild tantrums. Even when opposition was being quite unreasonable and uncooperative, Mr. Field kept calm, thus keeping me calm, and dealt with each issue appropriately – always with my, and my children’s, best interest in focus. Throughout it all, Mr. Field kept true to our needs and advocated for our best interests, but also made sure that I was aware of the law’s requirements. Sometimes our needs and the law did not agree, but Mr. Field always explained the how’s and why’s, and explained them in a manner where a “lay person,” such as myself, would understand. Although I would never wish a divorce proceeding on anyone, if one needs representation for a divorce, I would direct them to Thomas Field.”

Thomas T. Field Appears as a guest on LA Talk Radio and is interviewed by Jaimie Bronstein on Love Talk Live.
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