Thomas Michael Durkin
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Hon. Thomas Michael Durkin
Firm: United States District Court, Northern Illinois
Address: Everett McKinley Dirksen
United States Courthouse
219 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (312) 435-5840
Fax: (312) 554-8512
Web site:

Position Bar Admissions Education
Published Works Affiliations
Current Employment Position(s):
Judge, since January 14, 2013

Certified Public Accountant, Illinois, 1975

Bar Admissions:
Illinois, 1978
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1978
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1978
U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1998
U.S. Federal Courts, 1999
DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1978
Honors: With Honors
Law Review: De Paul Law Review, Illinois Law Issue Editor, 1977 - 1978

University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, 1975
Honors: With Honors
Major: Accounting

Published Works:
"Requests to Waive Attorney-Client Privilege: History and Analysis," (co-author with Anthony Alexis, Michael Bornhorst and Scott Claffee), Mayer Brown, 2009

“Your Witness” (2008) – Chapter on Expert Cross Examination

"Doing the Right Thing" (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), Infrastructure Finance, August/September, 1995

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Legal Assistance Foundation Board, 1999 - 2008

Downers Grove District 58 School Board, 1993 - 1997

American College of Trial Lawyers

Chicago Bar Association, 1993 - 1995
Judicial Evaluation Committee

Past Employment Positions:
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Hon. Stanley J. Roszkowski, Judge, Law Clerk, 1978 - 1980

Northern District of Illinois, Assistant United States Attorney, 1980 - 1993

Northern District of Illinois, Deputy Chief, Special Prosecutions Division, 1988 - Present

Northern District of Illinois, Chief, Criminal Receiving and Appellate Division, 1989 - Present

Northern District of Illinois, Chief, Special Prosecutions Division, 1990 - Present

Northern District of Illinois, First Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1991 - 1993

Mayer Brown LLP, Partner, 1993 - 2012

Birth Information:
1953, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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