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Tom Jones


Southern Illinois
618 236 3418 direct

As one of the most experienced trial attorneys in Missouri and Illinois, Tom has achieved significant results for clients facing major litigation in state and federal courts across the region. He has tried in excess of 200 civil jury trials as lead attorney and led successful appeals before the Seventh and Eighth circuits and the Illinois Supreme Court.

Tom serves as primary trial counsel for railroads in personal injury suits filed in high-risk jurisdictions throughout Missouri and Illinois. He taps his extensive knowledge of railroad operations to lead an aggressive defense of cases filed under FELA and railroad grade crossing litigation. His track record of defense verdicts and successful settlements has made him a go-to attorney for railroads facing serious injury or fatality claims across the Midwest.

Over his 30-year career, he has built solid relationships with judges and opposing counsel in the area. Outside the railroad industry, Tom has defended medical and construction companies in personal injury litigation. He also represents clients in product liability claims.

A faculty member and former chair of the Illinois Defense Counsel Trial Academy, Tom is a speaker on trial strategy and techniques in programs led by the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel and the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel.