Thomas Patrick Rice Curriculum Vitae

Personal

  • Born November 29, 1953, Centralia, IL
  • Resides in Batavia, Illinois, with his wife and two sons

Education

  • Juris Doctor, with distinction, 1985, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL
  • Master of Arts, with honors, History, 1976, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
  • Bachelor of Arts, majors in History and Political Science, 1975, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • American Inn of Court
  • Justinian Society

Professional Positions

  • 2008-present, Appointed Adjunct Professor of Law, Trial Advocacy, The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL
  • 2003-2004, Appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court Special Committee on Professionalism
  • 2000-2001, President, DuPage County Bar Foundation
  • 2000-2001, Chair, Judiciary Committee, DuPage County Bar Association
  • 1999-2000, President, DuPage County Bar Association
  • 1998-1999, President Elect, DuPage County Bar Association
  • 1998-1999, Delegate, House of Delegates, American Bar Association
  • 1998-1999, Treasurer and Board Member, DuPage County Bar Foundation
  • 1998-1999, Liaison, DuPage Bar Legal Aid Committee
  • 1998-2000, Elected Member, General Assembly of the Illinois State Bar Association
  • 1997-1998, Second Vice President, DuPage County Bar Association
  • 1997-1998, Appointed Member, General Assembly of the Illinois State Bar Association
  • 1997-1998, DuPage County Bar Association, Planning Committee
  • 1996-1999, Member, Tort Section, Illinois State Bar Association
  • 1996-1997, Third Vice President, DuPage County Bar Association
  • 1996-1997, Continuing Legal Education Chair, DuPage County Bar Association
  • 1996-1999, Chair, Select Legal-Medical Committee, DuPage County Bar Association
  • 1996-1997, Chair, Lawyer Referral Service, DuPage County Bar Association
  • 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, Mediator for Bench-Bar Symposiums for the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit and DuPage County Bar Association
  • 1992-1995, Director, DuPage County Bar Association
  • 1995, 1996, 1998, Instructor, Trial Advocacy, DuPage County Bar Association
  • 1992-1994, Continuing Legal Education Chair, DuPage County Bar Association
  • 1992-1995, Member, Judicial Committee, DuPage County Bar Association
  • 1991-1992, Chair, Civil Law and Practice Committee, DuPage County Bar Association
  • 1990-1991, Member, Professional Responsibility Committee, DuPage County Bar Association
  • 1980-1981, President, Westmont Teachers Association
  • 2001-2002, President, Eagle Brook Country Club, Geneva, IL

Employment History

  • President, 1995 to Present, Rice & Associates, Ltd. Wheaton, IL
  • Partner, 1991-1995, Greene, Jones, Brisske & Rice, P.C., Wheaton, IL
  • Associate, 1990-1991, Lindner, Speers & Reuland, Aurora, IL
  • Associate, 1985-1990, Hinshaw, Culbertson, Moelmann, Hoban & Fuller, Wheaton, IL
  • Instructor, Chair, Department of History and Social Sciences, Westmont Unit School District 201, 1977-1985, Westmont, IL
  • Instructor, Chair, Department of Social Studies, St. Anne School District, 1976-1977, St. Anne, IL

Seminars and Publications

  • Mr. Rice conducts seminars on trial advocacy, civil law and practice, and tort law on a continual basis, with over fifty such presentations in the past ten years. In addition, he has written numerous law journal articles on ethical representation of clients, personal injury litigation, and trial advocacy.

Concentration

  • Mr. Rice’s practice is concentrated in claims involving personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and other incidents that cause harm. He has conducted over seventy-five jury trials concerning civil law matters.
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