Thomas M. Fabiano

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Rockford, Illinois

Fabiano Law Offices
Thomas M. Fabiano
Fabiano Law Offices

Practice Areas: Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1992

Education: The John Marshall Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2024
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Fabiano Law Offices

321 W. State Street
Suite 301
Rockford, IL 61101


Fabiano Law Offices has been serving clients in the greater Rockford area for more than 60 years. It was founded by Anthony R. Fabiano in 1954, and in 1996 Thomas had the good fortune of joining his father to help continue the tradition of providing the highest quality legal representation and counsel to those who are wrongfully injured. The goal of Fabiano Law Offices is to achieve the maximum amount of compensation allowed under the law so their clients can recover physically, financially and emotionally.  Thomas has a long record of successfully obtaining favorable verdicts and settlements for clients in Rockford, Illinois, who were wrongfully injured as the result of someone else’s careless or unlawful actions. He zealously champions the rights of those who were injured or lost their lives due to:

  • Dog bites and animal attacks
  • Trucking crashes
  • Closed head and traumatic brain injuries
  • Motor vehicle crashes
  • Premises liability injuries
  • Injuries from defective products
  • Wrongful death accidents
  • Medical Malpractice

Mr. Fabiano completed his Bachelor of Arts in political science and government in 1988 at The University of Iowa. He then pursued his legal education at The John Marshall Law School and received his Juris Doctor in 1992. The same year, he passed his bar examination and was admitted to practice in Illinois.

Thomas has handled more than 45 jury trials in many different Illinois courtrooms, including those in Rockford, Belvidere, Oregon, Chicago, Bridgeview, Rolling Meadows and Skokie. Mr. Fabiano has fought against many insurance/manufacturing companies and their tactics to obtain successful settlements and verdicts for his clients. Some of the settlements and verdicts were more than what was originally demanded. His passion for justice and unrelenting approach has led many companies to change their general safety policies and health protocols.

A member of the City of Rockford Zoning Board of Appeals, Mr. Fabiano is a part of the Knights of Columbus, a global Catholic fraternal organization. He also serves on the Winnebago County Zoning Board of Appeals and the Winnebago County Liquor and Tobacco Advisory Board.

An inspiring speaker, Mr. Fabiano is frequently requested by legal organizations such as the Illinois State Bar Association and Winnebago County Bar Association to educate lawyers.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 100% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1992, Illinois

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • I have on several occasions been a speaker for the ISBA regarding the new Discovery Rules. I have on several occasions been a speaker for the Winnebago County Bar Association regarding Trial Practice. I have been a guest speaker at a Trial Advocacy Class at the NIU College of Law
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • I serve on the Winnebago County Zoning Board of Appeals and the Winnebago County Liquor and Tobacco Advisory Board
  • City of Rockford's Zoning Board
  • Knights of Columbus, Member
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Responsible for getting the Rockford YMCA to modify its running track to make it safer for users. Was responsible for getting the Rockford Park District to permanently close down a ride that was unsafe to users
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Was past chair of Winnebago County Bar Committee for promoting better relationships between the Bench and lawyers
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Highest dog bite verdict recorded in Winnebago County. The highest recorded Product Liability Settlement recorded in Ogle County. The highest settlement for a Civil Conspiracy case recorded in Winnebago, County
Educational Background:
  • University of Iowa, B.A. - 1988
  • , Top 100 Trial Lawyers , National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • , Top Attorney , Annual list of Top Attorneys, 2020

Office location for Thomas M. Fabiano

321 W. State Street
Suite 301
Rockford, IL 61101

Phone: 815-965-6781


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2024

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