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Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Education

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

Thomas J. Lech

Partner

Edwardsville, Illinois

T: 618-656-5150, 800-782-8492

F: 618-656-6230

E: tlech@ghalaw.com

Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Tom came to Southern Illinois to attend Park’s College, where he received a degree in aviation science. After beginning his career as a commercial pilot, Tom went on to get his law degree from St. Louis University in 1998.

He has spent his entire 20-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. He is particularly proud of helping injured union workers. Recently, Tom secured a $1.4 million settlement for an 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 charities, with a particular interest in Kristen’s family’s foundation, The Poshard Foundation for Abused Children.

WHY GOLDENBERG HELLER & ANTOGNOLI?

“My colleagues at Goldenberg Heller are great people who also happen to be extraordinary lawyers.”