Plouff Law Firm

Plouff Law Firm

I left the United States Attorneys Office in 1993. I knew I wanted to continue as a trial attorney, which in my mind left two options: defending criminals or personal injury work. I chose representing injured persons.

Firm Overview

I have had the good fortune of being the lead trial attorney on several multi-million dollar jury verdicts. For example, jury verdicts I have obtained on behalf of clients in Chicago include an Illinois record $5.3 million jury verdict for a knee injury in a trip and fall case; $1.2 million jury verdict for an unoperated compression fracture at L5 in a construction case; and most recently, June 2007, $11.11 million medical malpractice jury verdict for failure to diagnose bacterial meningitis; and a $4.4 million verdict for an electrician who was hurt at McCormick Place when a steel beam he pulled on unexpectedly fell and crushed his foot.

Main Office

Main Office
150 W. Wacker Dr.

Chicago IL 60606




Auto Accident

Serious personal injury and wrongful death cases.

I have been practicing as a trial lawyer for over 30 years, the last 20 in the serious personal injury and death area. I have handled all types of auto and truck accident cases, product liability, medical malpractice, slip and fall, and construction site injury cases.

Thomas Plouff

Plouff Law Firm

I grew up in Indiana, where my dad was on the administration at the University of Notre Dame. After graduating from Notre Dame with a degree in business, I went to law school at Notre Dame and graduated with distinction. After working six years in Washington, D.C. as an antitrust litigator at the Federal Trade Commission and as a trial attorney for the U.S. Dept. of Justice, I moved home to be near my family.

I then worked as an Assistant United States Attorney prosecuting tax and white-collar fraud cases while in the Northern District of Indiana. I left with the thrill of prosecuting a case with national media headlines in obtaining a health care fraud conviction of a defendant who sold as new what were used heart pacemakers. The case was the apparent basis for an episode on the TV series

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