Tor Hoerman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Chicago, IL

TorHoerman Law LLC
 | 227 West Monroe Street, Suite 2650
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-313-2273
Fax: 618-656-4401
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

At TorHoerman Law LLC, Tor Hoerman brings his extensive background in personal injury litigation to bear primarily on cases involving consumer safety and negligence causing catastrophic injury. Largely through Mr. Hoerman's efforts, the firm has recovered verdicts and settlements totaling more than $300 million. Additionally, Chief Judge David R. Herndon of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois named him co-lead counsel in national litigation regarding the drug Pradaxa. Similarly, Judge Anthony J. Battaglia named him to the same position in a Southern California federal court for a case involving several nationally released diabetes drugs.

Admitted to practice before state courts in three states and several federal district courts in Illinois and California, Mr. Hoerman holds membership in the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, and multiple state and county bar associations. He is also a member of The Injury Board.

After receiving his undergraduate degree in political science in 1991 from DePauw University, where he was the captain of the baseball team, Mr. Hoerman earned his Juris Doctor with honors from the Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1995. He graduated with dean's list honors and received an academic achievement scholarship.

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About Tor Hoerman

Admitted: 1995, Illinois

Professional Webpage:


  • Board of Managers, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Executive Board Member, Mass Torts Trial Lawyer Association
  • Selected for National Trial Advocacy Competition, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1995
  • Dean's List, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1995
  • Academic Achievement Scholarship, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1995
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyer

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • The Injury Board
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • Missouri, 2009
  • Illinois, 1995
  • Co-Lead Counsel Cook County Actos Litigation
  • Co-Lead Counsel National Pradaxa Litigation
  • Steering Committee in national Levaquin litigation
  • Managed Consolidated Cook County Gadolinium Litigation
  • Leadership role in AAJ Topamax litigation group
  • State/Federal litigation liaison in national Gadolinium litigation
  • Co-Chairperson of subcommittee in national Yaz litigation
  • Steering committee in national Zyprexa litigation
  • Co-lead council in national Zelnorm litigation
  • Led national litigation effort for Oxycontin litigation

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Through the THL Employee Charitable Foundation, we are able to pool our resources and make a difference in our community to those charities and initiatives that are important to the TorHoerman Law family.    

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • On Wednesday afternoon, a courtroom full of attorneys gathered in the Southern District of Illinois Court for the initial conference in the multidistrict litigation for Pradaxa in front of Chief Judge David Herndon., Pradaxa Litigation Has Left the Starting Gate, 2012
  • According to an order entered today, all Pradaxa cases in the federal court system, now pending and filed in the future, will be consolidated in front of Judge Herndon in the Southern District of Illinois., Pradaxa Cases to Be Consolidated in Illinois, 2012
  • Takeda’s Type2 Diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone) has been the subject of FDA warnings as a result of its link to an increased risk of bladder cancer amongst patients who use the drug the longest., Actos No Longer Funded by the Ontario Public Drug Program, 2012
  • Did Takeda downplay reports of bladder cancer and congestive heart failure in Actos patients?, Did Takeda Underreport Bladder Cancer Incidents in Actos Users?, 2012
  • Since filing the first Cook County Actos case against Takeda Pharmaceutical, the attorneys at TorHoerman Law, in cooperation with other leading law firms, have been working diligently to coordinate the Illinois litigation against Takeda Pharmaceutical., Cook County to Play Large Role in Actos Litigation, 2012
  • Author, Hidden Lung Disease-It's in the flavor, The Safety Report , 2011
  • Madison residents sue Oxycontin maker, Labor Law Talk, September 15, 2003
  • Drug Maker Named in Lawsuits Over Oxycontin, New York Times, August 27, 2005
  • "Accidental Addicts" File 1,000 Lawsuits Against Purdue Pharma, PharmaManufacturing, August 26, 2005
  • GE's Own Safety Team Urged Company to Restrict MRI Drug, ProPublica, April 15, 2010


  • $300 Million on behalf of thousands of clients in cases involving Yaz, Gadolinium, OxyContin, Zyprexa, Bextra, Vioxx and Medtronic Heart Devices

Educational Background:

  • DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, B.A. in Political Science, Captain of Varsity Baseball, 1991

Industry Groups

  • AAJ
  • ABA
  • ATLA
  • ITLA
  • Madison County Bar Association
Office Location for Tor Hoerman

227 West Monroe Street
Suite 2650
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 312-313-2273

Fax: 618-656-4401

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Last Updated: 12/7/2018

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