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Jennifer C. Thomas Associate
  • D 312.242.3309
  • F 312.242.3314
jthomas@hmblaw.com
Jennifer C. Thomas
"Working as an Assistant Public Defender, I tirelessly advocated for those who are often unheard. I made sure my clients felt empathy. Whether it’s breaking down legal language so that they can make informed decisions, or making sure they never feel rushed, it’s important to me that my clients always know they have my full focus and attention."

Jennifer is a member of HMB’s Private Client, Trusts and Estates group. She focuses her practice on estate planning, probate litigation and general business matters.

Jennifer helps clients understand and address issues with estate and gift tax, wealth transfers, charitable gifts, asset protection and general business matters. She works with high-net-worth individuals, business owners, charitable organizations, families and their advisors.

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As an experienced trial attorney, Jennifer helps beneficiaries understand and enforce their rights in contested probate cases. Prior to joining HMB, Jennifer was an Assistant Public Defender in Philadelphia serving in the Major Trials Unit where she handled hundreds of hearings and tried over 55 misdemeanor and felony cases to verdict.

While in law school, Jennifer was the President of the Black Law Students Association where she received the Midwest BLSA Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service. She also won a Regional championship as a participant for the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Team and earned a Trial Advocacy Certificate in trial and appellate advocacy as well as dispute resolution.

Never “Another Number”

Working as an Assistant Public Defender, Jennifer worked with individuals who were often treated as “a number in the system.” Clients appreciate this background and the genuine care and empathy that Jennifer has for their needs. They rely on her attention to detail and ability to break complex legal needs into relatable advice.

Education

Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D.

Indiana Universtiy-Bloomington, B.A., Political Science and International Studies

Licenses

Illinois (application on motion pending)

District of Columbia

Pennsylvania

Honors

National Black Law Students Association Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition, Regional Champion
Midwest Black Law Students Association Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service, Recipient
Norman Amaker Memorial Scholarship, Recipient

Education
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D.
  • Indiana Universtiy-Bloomington, B.A., Political Science and International Studies
Licenses
  • Illinois (application on motion pending)
  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania
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Chicago IL 60661

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