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Thomas Deer • Shareholder

Ogletree Deakins • Chicago, Illinois

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Ogletree Deakins
2 First National Plaza
20 South Clark St., 25th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60603
phone 312.558.1220
fax  312.807.3619


Mr. Deer represents management in a variety of employment-related matters, including litigation involving age, race, sex, and disability discrimination claims, covenants not to compete, trade secrets, wage and hour claims, ERISA claims, and other workplace torts.

Mr. Deer has acted as lead trial counsel in employment discrimination/wrongful discharge cases in the federal district and state courts in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Alabama and other states. Mr. Deer?s EEO litigation experience includes the defense of single plaintiff, multiple plaintiff, and class action litigation.

Mr. Deer also practices traditional labor law. His labor experience includes bargaining contracts, handling labor arbitrations, grievance administration, and the defense of unfair labor practice charges before the NLRB.

Mr. Deer is a frequent speaker and author. He has been a speaker and moderator at American Bar Association meetings, including twice at the ABA?s Annual Meeting. He regularly performs training for clients on all aspects of labor and employment law.


  • College: B.A., cum laude, Yale University, 1991
  • Law School: J.D., cum laude, Indiana University School of Law ? Bloomington, 1994

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U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth and Seventh Circuits
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The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and that the certificate, award or recognition is not a requirement to practice law in Illinois.

Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.4(c)(2).

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