Michael P Tomlinson

Michael P Tomlinson

Tomlinson Law Office, P.C.

Chicago, IL


  • user-graduate Education Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Experience 18 years of experience year
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Practice Areas

Appeals & Appellate
Arbitration & Mediation
Business Law
Construction Law
Consumer Law
Employment Law
Health Care Law
Products Liability
Real Estate Law
Securities Law
Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
Appeals & Appellate

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Illinois
    Since 2003


For nearly seven years, Michael P. Tomlinson practiced law at a large national law firm. During that time, Mr. Tomlinson represented clients in all types of complex commercial litigation, including the following types of cases:Restrictive covenants (non-competition and non-solicitation)Trade secret misappropriationSecurities litigationSecurities enforcement actionsLabor and employment lawStatutory fraud (e.g., the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act)Class action defenseUniform Commercial CodeGeneral contract and tort lawQui tam actionsWhite collar crimeMr. Tomlinson also has experience in conducting internal investigations on behalf of both securities and health care clients.In addition to the litigation-related services listed above, Mr. Tomlinson provides advice to his clients regarding the following:Business entity formationResidential real estate transactionsContract review and draftingCompliance manual review and draftingGeneral business legal adviceMr. Tomlinson is a member of the American Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Illinois State Bar Association.

Professional Experience

  • Shareholder/Owner
    Tomlinson Law Office, P.C.
    2010 - Current

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    2003 - Current


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
    J.D. | Law
    2000 - 2003


  • Named to Illinois Super Lawyers-Rising Stars Edition 2012
    Super Lawyers®, a service of the Thomson Reuters, Legal division


  • Allowable Scope of Restrictive Covenants Remains Unclear After Recent Decision Declares Legitimate-Business-Interest Test Broad Enough to Encompass Other Protectable Interests
    Michael P. Tomlinson
    December, 2010