Tor Hoerman

Top rated Products Liability attorney in Chicago, Illinois

TorHoerman Law LLC
Tor Hoerman
TorHoerman Law LLC

Practice Areas: Products Liability, Personal Injury, Class Action & Mass Torts

Licensed in Illinois since: 1995

Education: Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2024

TorHoerman Law LLC

227 West Monroe Street
Suite 2650
Chicago, IL 60606 Phone: 312-313-2273 Email: Tor Hoerman Visit website


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.

First Admitted: 1995, Illinois

Professional Webpage:

  • $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
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Drug Maker Named in Lawsuits Over Oxycontin, New York Times, August 27, 2005
  • Tor Hoerman, an attorney who defends victims who have been exposed to diacetyl, says the FDA is capable of regulating these chemicals but has failed to. “They have the power to regulate,” Hoerman told Salon, adding that the lack of data can also be contributed to the rise in teens vaping. Sadly, Hoerman believes the repercussions of widespread inhalation of untested chemicals will be obvious when the public health effects are irreversible. “The human data is going to be young human data," he said., Contributor , The FDA doesn't know if flavored vaping chemicals are safe to breath, Salon Magazine, 2018
  • "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
  • Author, Hidden Lung Disease-It's in the flavor, The Safety Report , 2011
  • 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
  • Did Takeda downplay reports of bladder cancer and congestive heart failure in Actos patients?, Did Takeda Underreport Bladder Cancer Incidents in Actos Users?, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Madison residents sue Oxycontin maker, Labor Law Talk, September 15, 2003
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Missouri, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • Co-lead council in national Zelnorm litigation
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • State/Federal litigation liaison in national Gadolinium litigation
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Steering Committee in national Levaquin litigation
  • Illinois, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • Led national litigation effort for Oxycontin litigation
  • American Bar Association
  • Co-Chairperson of subcommittee in national Yaz litigation
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Managed Consolidated Cook County Gadolinium Litigation
  • Co-Lead Counsel Cook County Actos Litigation
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • American Association for Justice
  • Steering committee in national Zyprexa litigation
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Leadership role in AAJ Topamax litigation group
  • The Injury Board
  • Co-Lead Counsel National Pradaxa 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.    
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyer
  • Executive Board Member, Mass Torts Trial Lawyer Association
  • Academic Achievement Scholarship, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1995
  • Board of Managers, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Dean's List, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1995
  • Selected for National Trial Advocacy Competition, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1995
Industry Groups:
  • AAJ
  • ABA
  • ATLA
  • ITLA
  • Madison County Bar Association

Office location for Tor Hoerman

227 West Monroe Street
Suite 2650
Chicago, IL 60606

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