Biographical Information

From 1984 to 1988, Tom Tuohy served as Special Assistant Attorney General of Illinois, and founded Tuohy Law Offices in 1982.

In 1990 he established the Fraternal Order of Police Legal Benefits Plan and represented thousands of police officers, from rank and file to police superintendent.

Tom Tuohy founded Comprehensive Benefits of America, LLC (CBA) in 2015 and serves as CEO. CBA is in business to improve America’s financial wellness by making financial planning and resources for building wealth accessible and affordable for everyone.

Tom has practiced law for 40 years, establishing Tuohy Law Offices on a foundation of service. His firm has served the legal needs of over 15,000 individuals while providing representation and educational seminars for municipal employees and union members. In addition, he has drafted and provided over 4,000 Living Trust estate plans.

The attorneys affiliated with Tuohy Law Offices are a network of the highest-rated and most experienced national and local attorneys in the areas of Plaintiff Catastrophic Personal Injury, Malpractice, Products, and Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, and Workers Compensation, Sexual Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, commercial and residential Real Estate, Estate Law and Planning Techniques and Living Trusts, Business Organization and Dissolution of Marriage.

Tom Tuohy has been honored as one of a handful of attorneys in the United States to receive the highest (A/V) rating for legal ability and ethical standards as determined by Martindale Hubbell, which has provided such ratings for more than 138 years.

Tom Tuohy was sworn in and admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar in 1990.

Tuohy founded the non-profit organization Dreams For Kids in 1989. Dreams for Kids has served over 100,000 youths and creates transformational student outcomes. The model is grounded in inquiry and project-based learning. It encourages students to experience academics through real-world connections with their community while learning essential workplace development skills, an entrepreneurial mindset and becoming socially engaged.

As a speaker, coach, and consultant, Tom shares the business, nonprofit and life experiences gained from 35 years of working with over 50,000 people of all ages and from every demographic.

Estate Planning; Business Succession; Middle-Class Benefits; Leadership; Nonprofit Management; Corporate Social Responsibility; At-Risk Youth; Social Entrepreneurship.



Admission Dates & Jurisdictions

Illinois 1982

United States Supreme Court 1990


DePaul University

DePaul Law School

Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Stanford Business School

Professional Experience

Special Assistant Attorney General of Illinois

CEO Comprehensive Benefits Plan of America

Founder Dreams for Kids

Honors & Awards

1989 Emerald Society Man of the Year

2000 Illinois Crime Commission Citizen of the Year

2003 WGN Unsung Hero

2002 -2022 A/V Highest Possible Rating, Legal Ethics, and Standards

2014 Davenport Award, Guerin Prep

Professional Associations

Illinois State Bar Association

Verdicts & Settlements

Meeks v. State of Nebraska

Case Conclusion Date: 06.06.2014Practice Area: Wrongful Death
Outcome: $2,000,000 SettlementDescription: On June 6, 2013, Joyce Meeks was driving home from work on Van Dorn Street in Lincoln, Nebraska. A vehicle driven by Jeremy Dobbe crossed the center line, striking the Meeks vehicle at 70 mph and killing Joyce instantly. Dobbe was in prison, and was driving a vehicle owned by the Nebraska Department of Corrections as part of the Inmate Van Driver Program. This program allowed inmates of Nebraska prisons to drive state vehicles on public roads as part of a work detail assignment. Dobbe had two convictions for DUI, one in Colfax County in 1999 and one in Platt County in 2003, a conviction for Reckless Driving in Stanton County in 2001, a conviction for Willful Reckless Driving in Platt County in 2005, a conviction for Careless Driving in Colfax County in 2010, and a conviction for Possession of Marijuana in Platt County in 2000. Dobbe also had a felony conviction in Butler County for Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver, a felony conviction for Terroristic Threats in Colfax County, and a misdemeanor conviction for criminal mischief in Colfax County. Despite this record of convictions, Dobbe was allowed by the State of Nebraska to drive a state-owned van on public streets to pick up other inmates at their respective work detail assignments. As a result of this case, Nebraska ended its Inmate Van Driver Program. *Co-counsel with Cavanagh Law Group

Representative Cases

Estate of Veronica Rizzo-Acevedo

Case Conclusion Date: 05.20.2015
Practice Area: Probate
Outcome: Slayers Statute applied to courts ruling of homicide. Description: Chicago Police Officer murdered by Cook County Sheriff husband. Required reconstruction of evidence at scene and proof of murder-suicide

Speaking Engagements

Presentation Name Conference Date  Actions
Asset Protection and Living Trusts Pre Retirement 2020
Family Benefits NOBLE Meeting 2019
Social Entrepreneurship Changing the World 2015
Social Enterprise ACA Business Club of Chicago Networking 2015
Estate Planning Pre Retirement 2014
Your Contribution Guerin Prep Commencement 2014
Living Trusts and Family Estate Planning Pre Retirement Seminar 2013
Insurance Issues NOBLE General Meeting 2013
Living Your Dreams New Concepts Annual Windy City Event 2013
Social Entreprenuership MoneyThink Leadership Institute 2013
Social Enterprise Maverick Business Adventures Chicago 2013
Community Engagement Dreams for Kids Day 2013
Asset Protection and Private Family Trusts Chicago Police Department 2020
Associate Boards Chicago Nonprofits Shark Tank 2013
Founders Stories Chicago Nonprofit Volunteer Expo 2013
Moments of Our Lives 5th Annual Advancing Philanthropy Conference 2013
Preparing for the Future—A Frank Conversation Woman in Law Enforcement Learn and Lead 2012
Estate Planning and Asset Protection Retirement Seminar 2012
Estate Planning and Asset Protection Retirement Seminar 2012
Estate Planning Retirement Seminar 2012
Retirement Planning NMRT Retirement Seminar 2012
Estate Planning NMERT Retirement Seminar 2012
Insurance Coverage and Liability Protection National Organization of Black Law Enforcement 2012
Estate Planning Investments, Taxes, Estate Planning and more 2012
Replacing Charity with Opportunity Do The Write Thing Awards 2012
Estate Planning and Asset Protection CPD Retirement Seminar 2012
Estate Planning and Asset Protection Retirement Seminar 2011
Dreams for Kids Do The Write Thing Awards 2011
A Single Moment of Grace TEDx LA 2010
Leaders of Today ETudes for Innovation KIN Global Summit 2010

Service Activities

Founder Dreams for Kids, 1989