Thomas Law

If you have a legal problem involving personal injury, please call our office. We will be happy to help and discuss your options.


Motor Vehicle Collisions
Wrongful Death
Medical Malpractice
Premises Liability
Workers Compensation

Why Thomas Law?
The focus of Thomas Law is the client. Many lawyers say the same, but I have learned in my practice years to listen and advise. I work with my clients. I have a relationship with my clients. Usually, many of my clients who have a case in my office call with other legal issues years after finishing their case — which is the highest compliments. A trusted advocate who speaks with you, instead of talking to you. Someone who tells you the truth (even in the most difficult circumstances) instead of telling you what you want to hear.

Finding the right lawyer can be difficult. I have heard stories of lawyers who appear uninvited in hospital rooms. Or the lawyers who call people injured after an accident. Some lawyers are just arrogant - after a client signs a contract, it is impossible to get the lawyer on the phone. That's not the way my office practices. The vast majority of my clients are referred to me. Many references are from former clients who tell their friends and family to call me. Other references are from the lawyers who have worked with me including defense and opposing attorneys. Why? They know that their interests will be better served by someone who will talk to them, instead of talking to them.

Why the name "Thomas Law"?
"Thomas Law" is how we practice and what we practice. The interests of our clients always come first. Our experience shows that if we serve our clients well, our own success will continue. That is the golden rule.

Just as important: Our reputation is our main asset. We understand that our statements - to clients and adversaries alike - are words that we stand behind and deliver upon. Integrity is not just a word, it is the basis of our reputation.

Brian Thomas

Your Thomas Law Team

Brian Thomas was born and raised in the Chicago area, having grown up in its western suburbs. In May 2013, he founded THOMAS LAW to create a culture of client-focused representation and counsel within a family atmosphere. We treat each other like family and with respect—our relationships with each other extends to our clients. Brian Thomas is a kidney transplant patient. That life experience is particularly important in his approach to our clients. He understands chronic pain and the frustration that comes with injury. He has lived life “differently” because of kidney related issues, but does not allow that to limit him. That is the counsel he provides to clients—that the damages suffered in a personal injury context will not forever define them.

Brian is passionate about this holistic approach: to maximize compensation for his clients, while also listening and advising about life after injury. Because no amount of money is worth physical pain, the ultimate goal is to minimize it. Due to his achievement and reputation within the Chicago legal community, in 2011, Brian was named one of Illinois top 40 attorneys under the age of 40. The distinction was awarded after Brian was nominated and selected by his peers in the legal community. The honor is one achieved by less than 1% of all Illinois attorneys.

Lucy Garcia

Lucy Garcia was born and raised in a small rural town in Mexico. She is a mother of two beautiful girls and has lived in the city of Chicago since 1995. Lucy came to the United States when she was 18 years old, like many other people, she came to this country to live the American Dream. Born to a humble family, Lucy learned about hard work, honesty and passion for work. With almost 13 years of experience in the legal field, Lucy has developed into a person with an aggressive and honest attitude for those people who put food on their table for their loved ones. Lucy loves and cares for her clients as if they were family to her.

After working at two personal injury/workers’ compensation firms, Lucy came to Thomas Law in January 2014.

Michael Shammas

Michael A. Shammas joined Thomas Law as Of Counsel in January 2017.  Prior to joining the firm, and throughout his career, Michael has represented victims of personal injury and wrongful death.  He has obtained millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts for his clients, often against the nation's largest insurance companies and corporations. Michael has always practiced law with the firm belief of representing clients as if he were representing members of his family.  His results, and his aggressive and passionate representation have earned him excellent reviews from his clients, as well as several awards and honors from the legal community. 

In 2016, Michael was featured in Chicago Magazine as one of the "Top Attorneys in Illinois."  This award is given to less than 2% of all attorneys in Illinois.  Michael has also been recognized as an "Emerging Lawyer" by Leading Lawyers Magazine.  This distinction is given to less than 2% of all attorneys in Illinois.  Michael has also been named as one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" by the National Trial Lawyers Association.  

Michael obtained his law degree from DePaul College of Law in 2008, and obtained his undergraduate degree in Finance from Wayne State University in Detroit.  Michael lives in the South Suburbs with his wife and two children.

Leslie Hernandez

Lesley Hernandez is from the southwest side of Chicago. She is 20 years old and enrolled at DePaul University as a double major in Criminology and Political Science. Her life’s goal is to go to law school; her goal is to be the first attorney in her family.

She loves working with and helping people and is very happy to be a part of Thomas Law where she has opportunity to do that daily.


Jake B. Thygesen is an associate with Thomas Law. Prior to joining Thomas Law he worked for Plaintiff’s firms specializing in personal injury and negligence actions both as an associate and as a clerk.

Jake graduated with honors from The John Marshall Law School in May 2017. During his time there he was a member of the Trial Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Honors Council, as well as a competitor in the American Bar Association Representation in Mediation, and FINRA Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon competitions. Additionally he worked in the John Marshall Law School Mediation Clinic, acting as a mediator in pro se courtrooms across Cook County.

Jake graduated Indiana University in 2014 with a Major in History as well as Minor in French Language.