Tom McGrath


       After many years of teaching English and History in a public high school, Tom began studying at the John Marshall Law School in 2009, earning his law license in 2012.  Specializing in estate planning, he knows that there is no one-size-fits-all estate plan, and he tailors his advice to fit the particular circumstance of each client.  With more than a decade of experience, he assists clients with both small and large estates, and he has worked with tax and financial professionals to minimize estate tax exposure at both the state and federal level. 

In addition to estate planning, he also practices in the area of real estate, corporations and small business counsel, contract negotiations, and debt resolution.  An avid legal researcher, he also performs research on behalf of a local worker’s compensation and personal injury firm.  He is also devoted to his pro bono work. 

In addition to his Juris Doctorate, Tom holds an M.A. in Literature from Eastern Illinois University, an M.A. in U.S. History from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History at Pace University, and an M.S. in Education from Benedictine University.  He speaks Spanish, enjoys studying languages, and international travel when time permits.  He is also an active member in his local parish.