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Bob Thompson has achieved extraordinary success representing the victims of railroad negligence. With more than 30 years of experience in handling railroad cases for union employees, Bob understands the ins-and-outs of railroad operations as well as any railroad management employee. He is also intimately familiar with the Federal Employers' Liability Act and with the safety provisions in the Federal Rail Safety Act and the Code of Federal Regulations.

Drawing on his many years of experience, Bob often volunteers his time to help with Amicus Curiae Briefs filed in support of important legal issues under the FELA. In 2003, Bob assisted with a brief filed in the United States Supreme Court that reversed a…

Bob Thompson has achieved extraordinary success representing the victims of railroad negligence. With more than 30 years of experience in handling railroad cases for union employees, Bob understands the ins-and-outs of railroad operations as well as any railroad management employee. He is also intimately familiar with the Federal Employers' Liability Act and with the safety provisions in the Federal Rail Safety Act and the Code of Federal Regulations.

Drawing on his many years of experience, Bob often volunteers his time to help with Amicus Curiae Briefs filed in support of important legal issues under the FELA. In 2003, Bob assisted with a brief filed in the United States Supreme Court that reversed a disturbing trend of "pro-business" court decisions and struck a blow to unscrupulous tort reform legislation by issuing a landmark decision that preserves and protects the rights of injured railroad workers under the FELA. Norfolk Western Railroad v. Ayers (U.S. Supreme Court, March 10, 2003). Currently, Bob is leading an attempt to convince the United States Supreme Court to find in favor of injured railroad workers on an important issue under the FELA regarding federal preclusion.

Bob is a relentless advocate for his clients and a tireless worker. He has successfully tried and settled thousands of FELA cases, many of which involve complex fact situations and specialized legal arguments.

Bob is licensed as an attorney in Illinois, Michigan and Ohio and he has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and in numerous federal district courts throughout the Midwest. He is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), the Michigan Bar Association (MBA), and the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys (ARLA).

Prior to his successful and accomplished career as a personal injury lawyer, Bob was a trial attorney in the Murder Task Force for the Cook County Public Defender's office, where he obtained invaluable experience as a trial lawyer and worked on some of the most difficult cases in the criminal justice system.

Bob is now well known in the railroad industry for his aggressive trial advocacy and his informative insight in appellate briefs. He has filed briefs on behalf of injured railroad workers in the United States Supreme Court, the Illinois Supreme Court, the Illinois Appellate Court, the Michigan Supreme Court, the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Court of Appeals in Ohio and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and Seventh Circuit.

Bob graduated from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois in 1972 and graduated at the top of his class from IIT Chicago Kent College of Law in 1975. In addition to his trial work, he has spent considerable time lecturing on the rights of injured railroad employees and the importance of union solidarity.

There is no doubt that Bob fully understands the devastating impact that work injuries can have upon an individual's health and future. He also understands the significant impact that an injury can have on the family of a primary wage earner. A hallmark of his success is the fact that most of Bob's new cases are referrals from former clients.

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Member

Admission Info

Admitted in 1975, Illinois
2005, Ohio
2000, Michigan

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Free consulting service

Start at the Faculty of Law
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology

Class of 1975
J.D.
cum laude

University Attended

Millikin University
Class of 1972
B.S.

Birth Date and City

Born in 1950
Chicago, Illinois, May 25, 1950


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1 North LaSalle St., Suite 3150
Chicago, IL  60602
U.S.A.
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