Thomas J.Piskorski


Tom relentlessly focuses on achieving his clients’ goals with quality, efficiency, and value.

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The legal risks facing employers are great in number and complex in substance. Tom wisely navigates the many federal, state, and local laws, while respecting and achieving the operational needs and goals of his clients. With over 40 years of experience, there are few labor, employment, or employee benefits issues Tom has not confronted. Further, he litigates cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the country.

Tom’s broad-based labor and employment experience includes traditional labor law (collective bargaining, labor contract administration, arbitrations, and National Labor Relations Board proceedings) and employment law (civil rights and employment discrimination; wage-hour matters; federal, state, and local leave laws; and state statutory and common law). Tom has appeared and litigated in administrative agencies throughout the country, with extensive experience with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and state and federal Departments of Labor. Tom also has deep experience and knowledge in cases involving non-compete agreements, restrictive covenants, and trade secrets.

The breadth and depth of Tom’s practice makes him a valued counselor to his clients. Many of his client relationships have existed for years, through achieving outstanding results and exceeding expectations on cost and value. Tom's professional accomplishments are reflected by his membership in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and his top-tier employment lawyer rating by Chambers USA (2002-2023).

Prior to joining Seyfarth, Tom served as a law clerk to Senior District Judge Robert A. Grant, United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.

  • JD, University of Notre Dame
    Member, Law Review
  • MBA, University of Notre Dame
    High Honors
  • BS, Marquette University
    Mathematics and Economics
    Magna Cum Laude
    Chick Evans Scholarship (Western Golf Association)
  • Illinois
  • US Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit
  • US District Court, Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
  • US District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Illinois Supreme Court