Thomas M. Lake

Top rated personal injury attorney in Libertyville, Illinois

Dudley & Lake Attorneys at Law
Thomas M. Lake
Dudley & Lake Attorneys at Law

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Medical malpractice, Workers' compensation; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1989

Education: The John Marshall Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

Dudley & Lake Attorneys at Law

325 N Milwaukee Ave
Suite 202
Libertyville, IL 60048 Visit website


Attorney Thomas M. Lake is co-founder of Dudley & Lake law firm, which has law offices in Libertyville and Chicago, Illinois. Working primarily out of the firm's Libertyville office, Mr. Lake has more than 32 years of total legal experience, and he provides exceptional representation and support to clients across his region who have legal needs involving personal injury or workers' compensation.

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Lake has achieved remarkable success advocating on behalf of individuals and families adversely affected by someone else's negligence or wrongdoing. From his efforts, he has recovered millions of dollars in total compensation for his plaintiff clients, including a settlement of more than $6 million for a young female accident victim as well as an award of $4.75 million for a client who suffered a brain injury in an industrial accident.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Lake has earned a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished* peer review rating along with many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers. He has also received numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients, and he finds great reward in being able to help so many in his community obtain the justice they deserve in the wake of a preventable tragedy.

A 1986 graduate of Millikin University, Mr. Lake obtained his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School in 1989. He is admitted to practice before all Illinois state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Lake is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Illinois Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association and the Illinois State Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff, Workers' compensation: claimant

Focus areas

Motor vehicle accidents, Wrongful death, Construction accident, Brain injury, Sexual abuse - plaintiff, Trucking accidents, Medical malpractice, Birth injury

  • 60% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 20% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff
  • 20% Workers' compensation: claimant

First Admitted: 1989, Illinois

Professional Webpage:

  • , Super Lawyer, 2006 - 2012
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois Worker’s Compensation Lawyers Association, Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Office location for Thomas M. Lake

325 N Milwaukee Ave
Suite 202
Libertyville, IL 60048

Phone: 847-595-8104


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

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