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Thomas G. Abram

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Thomas G. Abram represents both private and public employers in a broad range of labor relations and personnel matters.

He also represents health care professions licensing and certification organizations and test publishers. His litigation experience includes over four dozen employment discrimination, wage and hour and class action-type lawsuits, as well as licensing examination, desegregation, voting rights and antitrust lawsuits and labor arbitration. He has worked with a wide variety of expert witnesses on testing, statistical and economic issues in connection with such litigation. Mr. Abram also has extensive experience in preparing and defending affirmative action plans.

Mr. Abram was an Assistant Professor at Boston College Law School and has been a Lecturer in Industrial Relations at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He is the author of numerous articles for journals and professional publications, and has lectured extensively on a wide range of employment law and licensing and certification examination matters.

Mr. Abram was recognized by the Legal 500 United States guide as part of a report that ranked the firm among the top ten U.S. Labor and Employment firms. Mr. Abram was selected for inclusion from 2009 to 2016 in Illinois Super Lawyers. In addition, he has been selected by his peers from 2013 to 2016 as a Leading Lawyer in Employment: Management and has received an "AV Preeminent" Peer Rating in Martindale-Hubbell.

Thomas G. Abram

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Education

  • Stanford University, M.A., 1977
  • Stanford Law School, J.D., 1973
  • Carleton College, B.A., 1969

Thomas G. Abram

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Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1973

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, including Trial Bar, 1973
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2010
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2003

Thomas G. Abram

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Thomas G. Abram

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