About Tom Tuohy

Tom Tuohy

Tom Tuohy is a practicing attorney, author, founder and CEO of the social enterprise, CBA, LLC and founder of Dreams for Kids.

In 2015, Tom was selected as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He has also been awarded the Prestigious Highest Rating(AV) for Legal Skill and Competence for 15 consecutive years, by the premier attorney rating service of Martindale Hubbell. He served as Special Assistant Attorney General of Illinois and founded Tuohy Law Offices in 1982.

The son of a single parent, Tom founded the nonprofit Dreams For Kids, Inc in 1989. Working with at­-risk youth and those with disabilities inspired him to create an award winning youth service and leadership curriculum that replaces charity with opportunity. Youth, sponsored by individuals and local businesses, pay it forward by building social projects while learning life and business skills.

In 2011, Stanford Graduate School of Management awarded Tom a Fellowship to study and share best practices on social innovation with 46 corporate and nonprofit leaders from 14 countries. He is a graduate of DePaul University, DePaul Law School and Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern as an Executive Scholar.

His work has been featured on MSN, ABC, NBC, WGN, and in major publications. He has spoken at Northwestern, DePaul, Stanford, TEDX and at companies such as Advocate Health Care, Blue Cross, Athletico, Federal Reserve, National Press Club, KIN Global and World Chicago.

Tom has shared his work and message with tens of thousands of people throughout is diverse career. He speaks from his heart on personal transformation and community change, presenting extensively to business organizations, labor unions, student groups and educators on social entrepreneurship, volunteerism and social activism, estate and legacy planning and the evolution of nonprofit into pure social enterprise.

Tom’s other passions include writing, yoga, mentoring, coaching and traveling to the families’ 400 year old farm in CastleConnell, Ireland.

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