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Michael P. Tomlinson

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Michael P. Tomlinson is a shareholder at Tomlinson & Shapiro.  Prior to founding Tomlinson & Shapiro, he was a shareholder at Tomlinson Law Office, P.C., which he founded in 2010.  He began his legal career at a large national law firm, where he represented clients involved in various types of complex business litigation.  At Tomlinson & Shapiro, Mr. Tomlinson continues to represent clients in complex litigation.  He also represents clients with respect to various non-litigation matters, including forming, restructuring, and dissolving entities, drafting governing documents (e.g., operating agreements, buy/sell agreements), and drafting and reviewing contracts.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar


  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2003
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • University of Illinois, Illinois
    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - 1999
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Industrial Distribution Management

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Member, Present