Vedder Price

Thomas P. Cimino, Jr.

Shareholder

Chair, Financial Services Litigation Group

Thomas P. Cimino, Jr. joined Vedder Price in 1996 as a Shareholder.

He is the immediate past Chair of the Litigation practice area and has served on the firm’s Board of Directors. He currently serves as Chairman of the firm’s Financial Services Litigation practice group.

Mr. Cimino has broad experience in complex commercial litigation, including securities fraud class actions, shareholder disputes, patent infringement and bankruptcy litigation. He has appeared in both state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the U.S. and also has represented clients in proceedings before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Prior to joining Vedder Price, Mr. Cimino was a member of the firm of Phelan, Cahill and Quinlan, Ltd., in Chicago. He gained experience in a wide variety of complex cases, including securities litigation, shareholder derivative actions, and trademark and patent infringement.

Mr. Cimino has spoken about, and authored articles on, directors and officers liability issues, developments in securities litigation, bankruptcy litigation, amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Federal Rules of Evidence, and discovery of electronic data.

Mr. Cimino has received a "BV Distinguished" Peer Rating in Martindale-Hubbell. In 2013, he was ranked in Chambers USA in the Illinois Litigation: General Commercial category and was selected for inclusion from 2009 to 2017 in Illinois Super Lawyers. The Legal 500 United States recommended Mr. Cimino in the Litigation—Securities—Shareholder Litigation category in 2015, and the Dispute Resolution—Securities Litigation-Defense category in 2016 and 2017. He has been selected by his peers from 2013 to 2017 as a Leading Lawyer in Commercial Litigation. In 2016 and 2017, he was chosen by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation. 

Thomas P. Cimino, Jr.

Shareholder

Chair, Financial Services Litigation Group

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1987, magna cum laude
  • Loyola University Chicago, B.A., 1984, summa cum laude

Thomas P. Cimino, Jr.

Shareholder

Chair, Financial Services Litigation Group

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1987

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, including Trial Bar, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1991

Affiliations

  • Member, Seventh Circuit Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association

Thomas P. Cimino, Jr.

Shareholder

Chair, Financial Services Litigation Group