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Thomas J. Sotos

  • Associate

Practice Areas:

  • Municipal Defense
  • Civil Rights Defense
  • Government Representation
  • Misc Litigation


Tom grew up here, having clerked and interned for the firm throughout his high school and college years. Throughout his career, Tom has litigated some of the most high profile cases in the State of Illinois and country, more broadly-both municipal litigation and otherwise. In 2022, he brought this experience to the Sotos Law Firm, joining the firm as a litigator and bringing to bear his trial experience and passion for legal writing.

Tom earned his law degree in 2017 at the UCLA School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, from the University of Chicago in 2012. During law school, Tom interned for the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office and Justice Joseph Birkett of the Illinois Second District Appellate Court. Prior to joining the Sotos Law Firm, Tom litigated at Greenberg Traurig and clerked for Judge Charles P. Kocoras of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. At Greenberg Traurig, his practice primarily involved municipal and white collar litigation, multidistrict and class-action defense, and banking and securities law. Tom is a proud member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association.


  • University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 2017
  • University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
    • B.A. - 2012
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admission

  • Illinois, 2017
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois

Pro-Bono Activities

  • College Athlete NIL Representation

Past Positions

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Law Clerk, 2017 to 2018
  • Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Litigation Associate, 2018 to 2021


  • English

Professional Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association