About Tom Tuohy

Tom Tuohy

Tom Tuohy is an attorney, author, teacher,  CEO of CBA, LLC, founder of Tuohy Law Offices, Illinois Living Trust, and Dreams for Kids, Inc.

Tom founded Tuohy Law Offices in 1982 and has provided over 4,000 Illinois Living Trust estate plans for clients. Concentrating in Living Trusts, Small Business, and Personal Injury,  Tuohy Law Offices has served the legal needs of over 14,000 individuals.

Tom founded Comprehensive Benefits Plan of America, LLC (CBA) in 2015. CBA is in business to improve American’s financial wellness. CBA provides access to a free financial organizer, digital banking, and affordable financial planning, along with a vast marketplace designed to achieve complete financial wellness.

In 2015, the National Association of Distinguished Counsel selected Tom as a Nation’s Top One Percent member. He was also awarded the Prestigious Highest Rating (AV) for Legal Skill and Competence for 20 consecutive years and was sworn into the U.S. Supreme Court Bar in 1990. In addition, 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 to provide essential workplace development skills, instill an entrepreneurial mindset, and inspire youth to become socially engaged. Having served over 100,000 youths, in 2022 the organization expanded and is now the flagship organization of GCE Lab School and Learning Center. With Chicago as their classroom, students apply real-world learning experiences to build enterprises that impact their communities and respond to the world’s greatest challenges.

Tom is an Adjunct Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at Kellstadt Graduate School of Business of DePaul University. He is a graduate of DePaul University, DePaul Law School, and Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern. In 2011, Tom attended Stanford Graduate School of Business to share best practices on social innovation with 46 corporate and nonprofit leaders from 14 countries.

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

Reaching tens of thousands of people throughout his diverse career, Tom speaks from the heart on personal transformation and community change.

Topics: social entrepreneurship, volunteerism, social activism, Living Trust estate, legacy planning, and the evolution of nonprofit into pure social enterprise. Audiences: business organizations, labor unions, student groups, and educators.

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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