Thomas Springer was appointed to the Panel of Chapter 7 Trustees for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, by the United States Trustee for Region 11 in 2000 and has been serving since that time. His law practice has concentrated exclusively in the area of Bankruptcy on behalf of debtors, creditors, and trustees in chapters 7, 11, and 13 since 1991.
The law firm concentrates in all chapters of bankruptcy and bankruptcy-related law: Chapter 7, 11 and 13 debtor and creditor representation; commercial bankruptcy representation; bankruptcy and commercial litigation; commercial and consumer work-outs and structured settlement; assignments for benefit of creditors; bankruptcy appeals; and bankruptcy trustee representation, with special emphasis on collar-county and Chicago suburb legal needs.
Professional Organizations and Speaking Engagements
National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
Northern District Illinois Bankruptcy Court Liaison Committee
Trustee Advisory Committee, Northern District Illinois
American Bankruptcy Institute
American Bar Association
Past Chair: DuPage County Bar Association Bankruptcy Committee
Contributing Author and Speaker: DuPage County Bar Association Contributing Author and Speaker: Kane County Bar Association
DuPage County Bar Association
Contributing Author, Speaker and Moderator: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Region 11 United States Trustee Conferences
Illinois Credit Union League; USFN Legal Issues Seminar
REOMAC Annual Bankruptcy and Practice seminar.
Tom Springer attended the Annual Conference of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees in New Orleans in September, 2017.
Tom Springer was a presenting speaker on behalf of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees at the American Bankruptcy Institute's Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy in New Orleans in September, 2017.
Tom Springer recently participated in a panel with the Administrative Office of the United States Courts regarding survey for the Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System for the Northern District of Illinois.
2010 - present
2010 - present
Articles and Publications
"Administering, Monitoring, And Facilitating The Consumer Bankruptcy Process From The Perspective Of The Chapter7 Trustee"--Strategies for Consumer Bankruptcy Trustees. 2012 Thompson Reuters/Aspatore.
Illinois State Bar
Northern District of Illinois
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of the United States
Purdue University, B.A. 1984 DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1991 Articles and Notes Editor Board, Member, DePaul Business Law Journal.