Pretzel & Stouffer
Thomas Vincent-Paul Draths

Thomas Vincent-Paul Draths

Recognition and Appointments
CALI® Excellence for the Future Award for Highest Achievement in Legal Writing, Spring 2008
CALI® Excellence for the Future Award for Highest Achievement in Tort Law, Spring 2009

Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D. 2010
Dean’s honors
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A. 2007
Dean’s honors

Bar Admissions
Illinois State Bar
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Professional Affiliations
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association

Attorney Bio

Tom is a partner attorney with Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered. He focuses on civil defense litigation, including professional liability, commercial litigation, and tort defense. Tom also has experience defending long-term care facilities, restaurants, bars, security companies, and individual defendants in all areas of personal injury and wrongful-death litigation.

After serving as a Summer Associate in 2009 and earning his license in 2010, Tom began his practice representing and defending clients in a diverse field of litigation. From more simple automobile accidents and trip-and-fall cases to complex litigation involving accountants, attorneys, pharmacists, doctors and dentists, Tom has developed the necessary skills to defend his clients effectively. A persuasive legal writer and enthusiastic advocate, Tom helps develop creative strategies tailored to meet his clients’ specific legal needs. Whether answering a question or preparing for trial, Tom will take the time to ensure that the job is done correctly.

In addition to his legal work, Tom serves on the Executive Board of the Notre Dame College Prep Alumni Association. In his spare time, Tom enjoys participating in recreational sports, including basketball, 16-inch softball, and golf.

News and Verdicts

Trial Victory for Attorney and Credit Union re Bankruptcy Discharge Injunction

Pharmacy Defeats Product Liability Claim

Residential Complex Security Company Granted Dismissal

Attorneys Secure Dismissal of Accounting Malpractice Claim