Tom Comstock concentrates his practice on healthcare liability defense. He represents hospitals, long term care facilities, physicians, physicians practice groups and nurses throughout the state of Illinois. Tom focuses on the defense of healthcare professionals against claims of medical malpractice, including specialists in emergency medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, cardiology, radiology, dermatology, urology, oncology, orthopaedics, anesthesiology, neurosurgery, family and internal medicine, physical therapy and others. He has tried numerous cases to verdict before juries in Cook, Kane and McHenry County.
In addition to litigation, he frequently advises clients on issues relating to risk management, charting, JCAHO, audit trails and quality assurance. Tom also has experience representing clients in the defense of product liability claims.
While attending law school, Tom was Executive Editor of The John Marshall Law Review and represented his school in the John G. Gibson National Moot Court Competition. He continues to serve as a moot court judge for various local law school competitions.
Tom was recognized as one of the “40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch” for 2015 by Law Bulletin Publishing Company, publishers of Chicago Lawyer magazine and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (CDLB). The list is the result of an annual survey conducted to determine who are the “most talented young attorneys practicing in Illinois.” To earn this recognition, the CDLB evaluates nominees on “intelligence, passion, success in the office, a desire to help community and, most importantly, a willingness to work hard at one of the country’s most important professions.”
As a member of the catastrophic trial team Thomas M. Comstock is available to practice in all of our offices and across the country, on a case by case basis.
The John Marshall Law School, JD, cum laude (2002)
Marquette University, B.S. (1998)
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, including the Federal Trial Bar (2006)
Chicago Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation Committee
American Bar Association