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Costello, Thomas J. III

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Updated 3/28/2012
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Best, Vanderlaan & Harrington

54 N. Ottawa Street, Suite 370
Joliet, IL 60432

Phone: 800-351-4316
Fax: 815-740-6304
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Tom Costello practices in the firm's DuPage and Will County offices, and his practice spans all of the counties throughout Illinois. Tom is experienced in handling a variety of civil litigation matters, including complex torts, commercial law, dram shop, insurance coverage, construction, and employment discrimination.  Tom also has significant experience in the defense of local public entities pursuant to the Illinois Governmental and Local Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act, including successful defense of numerous townships throughout the state. Additionally, Tom serves as coverage counsel for a number of the firm's clients.

Tom received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Tom also received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Illinois, where he was a member of the University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology and Policy.  At Illinois, Tom was a member of the National Invitational Moot Court team that placed first at the Henry Manne Law and Economics Moot Court competition in Washington, D.C.  He is also a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, and various local bar associations.


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association


  • University of Illinois College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Member of the National Invitational Moot Court Team
    Law Journal: University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology and Policy, Member
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Bachelor of Science
    Major: Psychology

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54 N. Ottawa Street, Suite 370
Joliet, IL 60432






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