Attorney Thomas J. Lech

  • Location: Edwardsville, Illinois
  • Phone: 618-656-5150
  • Fax: 618-656-6230
  • Email: E-mail Me
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Thomas J. Lech

Tom came to Southern Illinois from Omaha, Nebraska to attend Park’s College where he received a Degree in Aviation Science and became a Commercial Pilot. In 1998, Tom went on to get his law degree from St. Louis University.

Tom has spent his entire 15 year legal career representing working men and women who have been injured as a result of the negligence of others. His litigation experience includes thousands of court appearances in virtually every county in Illinois south of Springfield. Tom has tried cases in Madison County, St. Clair County, Bond County, Sangamon County, Shelby County, Williamson County, Jackson County, Fayette County, Randolph County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Saline County, Effingham County, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, St. Charles County, Warren County and the City of St. Louis.

Tom’s practice is focused on personal injury, products liability and medical malpractice. Tom is particularly proud of helping injured union workers. Recently, Tom secured a $1.4 million settlement for a Operating Engineer in a construction accident case and $1 million for a Union Carpenter in a work accident case. In both of these cases the injured men were fully compensated and were able to return to their normal duties as union workers.

Tom and his wife, Kristen Poshard, have three boys. In their free time they enjoy traveling, golf, attending their children’s football games and Judo tournaments, Saluki athletics and spending time with their extended family. Tom and Kristen are both active in numerous philanthropies with a particular interests in Kristen’s family’s foundation, The Poshard Foundation for Abused Children.

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. – 1998
  • Parks College of St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1998
  • Missouri, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Madison County Bar Association, Member