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THOMAS H.
WILSON

Partner

twilson@heplerbroom.com

217-993-7144

Springfield, IL

 

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Corporate & Business
  • Employment & Labor Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability

Education

  • Southern Illinois University, J.D., summa cum laude, 1989
  • Gannon University (Erie PA), B.A. in Criminal Justice, magna cum laude, 1986

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the
    • 7th Circuit
    • Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the
    • Central District of Illinois
    • Southern District of Illinois
    • Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar

Practice Description


Thomas H. Wilson is a trial attorney with a primary emphasis in the defense of medical malpractice cases on behalf of physicians, hospitals, EMS, and other health care providers; defending employers and government officers/employees in employment and civil rights claims; representing trustees, executors, and beneficiaries in trust and probate litigation; and defending a wide variety of industry leaders and businesses in general tort claims. Mr. Wilson has tried numerous jury and non-jury cases to verdict in both the state and federal courts of Illinois.

Bar/Professional Associations


  • Central District of Illinois
    • Committee on Local Rules
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Illinois Supreme Court Special E-Business Committee
  • Lincoln Douglas Inn of Court
    • Barrister
  • Sangamon County Bar Association

Awards, Honors & Distinctions


  • AV Preeminent® Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer (2013-2017)
  • Illinois Super Lawyer (2007-2017)

Law School Honors/Involvement


  • Law Journal
    • Editor in Chief

Legal Lectures & Presentations


  • “Legal Issues for EMS Providers,” Memorial Medical Center Annual Conference (Springfield IL, 2017)
  • As an active volunteer firefighter and paramedic, Mr. Wilson speaks to many hospital, emergency medicine, fire department, and EMS providers on topics related to legal issues affecting Fire and EMS services.

Representative/Recent Case Results


  • Secured defense verdict for clients in a medical malpractice action brought against an emergency room physician and his employer. [Furgeson, et al. v. Mulshine, et al., Christian County, Illinois, Case No. 14-L-26 (August 23, 2017)]
  • Secured judgment in favor of clients on claims of common law fraud and violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act. [Moore Living Trust, et al. v. Vocke, McLean County, Illinois, (February 25, 2016)]
  • Secured defense verdict for clients alleged to have violated the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. [Stevens v. Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, et al., U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, Federal Ct. No. 11-CV-126-DRH (February 8, 2014)]