Chute O' Malley Knobloch & Turcy - October 2019

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AWord From Our Founder, Tom Chute

THIS IS WHAT I’VE BEEN CALLED TO DO How I Found My Way in My Legal Career

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While I always knew I wanted to go to law school, I originally thought I would practice corporate law and represent big companies. The fact of the matter is, once I got into it and started representing these big businesses, I found out it wasn’t very meaningful. Sure, I was living my dream of being a lawyer, but I didn’t find a lot of fulfillment in my work. I realized I wanted to help the little guy, and that’s what I’ve devoted the last 17 years of my practice to. When I was a partner at a big defense firm, I represented Fortune 500 companies. Although I did well, I didn’t feel any personal satisfaction from winning a case. Now, when I represent a person who needs my help or a family who’s in financial straits because their loved one died in a work incident, I am fulfilling what I set out to do when I got my law degree. When I’m representing someone whose case might change the law for the better for the entire state or country, I go home at the end of the day knowing I’ve helped someone. That’s rewarding. I find far more gratification in my work now than I ever have before. After growing up on the East Coast, I came to Chicago for law school, and I’ve been here ever since. It’s been 29 years now. My wife and I raised our three kids in the Chicagoland area and are proud to call it home. About 12 years ago, I went out on my own and started representing people who had been injured and needed my help. From construction negligence to trucking accidents or wrongful death, I began to work with people who needed good representation. Six years later, my current partner, Phil Turcy, joined me. Phil worked at the same large firm I did before I went out on my own, and he had felt the same calling to help people rather than corporations. Together, we

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strived to build something that was more personal, a firm that provides the individual attention our clients need in their trying times. Two springs ago, Colin O’Malley and Mike Knobloch left the same large firm Phil and I had been at and joined us as partners. They came for the same reasons Phil and I did: to build something meaningful. We want to help people who need our help and do it in a fashion that’s personalized and pays close attention to each client. At our firm, you’re not just a file number. You’re a person, and we know you’ve been through a lot. We are here to help. We’ve represented people who’ve gone through awful experiences due to the negligence of others, and we will fight for you to receive the compensation you deserve. I look forward to getting to know you through our newsletter. Each month, you’ll hear from one of our team members and get to know our firm better so you can understand the dedication and care each of us puts into our work. I’m excited to share that with you.


Cubs, Bears, and Bulls, Oh My!


As we move further into fall, baseball season winds down just as football and basketball are ramping up. With our flourishing local athletics, there’s plenty of entertainment options through each of the respective sport’s seasons. The MLB playoffs begin in October and take us through the month. Post up in your favorite local pub or get your friends and neighbors in on the anticipation and host a party to watch all the excitement leading up to the big one. It’s sure to be a fun month. On Oct. 6, Football Frenzy makes the most of the Bears’ away game in England to set up a tailgate inside the Hyatt Regency Lisle in Lisle. There will be games and crafts for kids to keep them entertained while you cheer on the Bears. The event is also a fundraiser for Normal Moments, a Naperville-based nonprofit organization that provides support services to parents of critically ill and/or medically complex children. Be part of something bigger and join the event. Kicking off with the Bulls vs. the Bucks in early October, the basketball season promises all kinds of fast-paced fun. There’s the Bulls vs. the Atlanta Hawks on Oct. 17, and they take on the Toronto Raptors on Oct. 26. On Nov. 1, catch the Bulls as they

take on the Detroit Pistons in United Center. Tickets are available on Ticketmaster, and of course, you can watch the games at just about any local spot where sports are shown. For a chance to rub shoulders with some old-school star power, former Chicago Bull Randy Brown will be signing autographs and posing for photo-ops on Monday, Oct. 28, from 6:30–8 p.m. at Dean’s Dugout in Naperville.

Until next time,

–Tom Chute

What will the season bring? We’ll just have to watch to find out.



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