Tom Tully is one of Chicago’s most prominent and well-respected attorneys. He founded the firm after a distinguished and varied career in the public sector, where he served as a prosecutor, counsel to and thereafter Chief Deputy Assessor of Cook County, and ultimately elected Assessor of Cook County. Mr. Tully is a member of the Chicago, Illinois State and American Bar Associations; the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association; the International Association of Assessing Officers; and the Institute of Property Taxation. He is active in the community, serving on the Boards of Directors of Children’s Memorial Medical Center/Children’s Memorial Hospital/CM Foundation; the Western Golf Association; and the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Big Shoulders Fund. Tom earned a B.Sc. from John Carroll University in 1959 and his J.D. from DePaul University in 1963.

Public Service/Honors

  • AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for ethics and legal ability
  • Attorney and Legal Advisor to the Cook County Assessor (1963-1965)
  • Assistant State’s Attorney, Cook County, Illinois (1966-1970)
  • Chief Deputy Assessor of Cook County (1971-1973)
  • Assessor of Cook County (1974-1978)
  • Former Trustee, Armstrong World Industries Asbestos Trust


  • Ret. Capt., USAR


  • “Property Tax Assessment Appeals in Illinois”


  • DePaul University - J.D. - 1963
  • John Carroll University - B.Sc. - 1959

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