About Tom Tuohy

Tom Tuohy

Tom Tuohy is an attorney, author, teacher, and founder of Tuohy Law Offices and Dreams for Kids, Inc.

Tom founded Tuohy Law Offices in 1982 and has provided over 5,000 Illinois Living Trust estate plans for clients. Concentrating in Living Trusts and Estate Planning, Small Businesses, and Personal Injury,  Tuohy Law Offices has served the legal needs of over 14,000 individuals.

In 2015, the National Association of Distinguished Counsel selected Tom as the Nation’s Top One Percent member. He was also awarded the Prestigious Highest Rating (AV) for Legal Skill and Competence for 35 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 youth, in 2022, the organization expanded and opened an entrepreneurship-based high school in downtown Chicago, 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. In 2024, the school transitioned from a brick-and-mortar to an online learning model.

Tom is an Adjunct Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at Kellstadt Graduate School of Business of DePaul University. He graduated from 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 throughout his diverse career, Tom speaks on personal transformation and community change from the heart.

Topics: social entrepreneurship, volunteerism, social activism, Living Trust estate and legacy planning, and the evolution of nonprofits 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’ 450-year-old farm in CastleConnell, Ireland.

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