Robert J. Tomei Jr., Principal of Tomei Law
Education and Background
Robert is a lifetime Lake County resident, born in Libertyville, Illinois and raised in nearby Gurnee. Robert was admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois on November 1, 2012. He attended law school at the Northern Illinois University College of Law from 2009-12, graduating Cum Laude in May of 2012.
Robert attended Warren Township High School from 2001-05, where he distinguished himself in academics and athletics graduating with a 3.91 GPA and receiving All-Conference football honors. He conducted his undergraduate studies at Illinois State University as a “University Scholarship” recipient, where, in 2009, he graduated with honors obtaining a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in English Studies.
Having hailed from a family with Lake County roots, it has always been an aspiration of Robert's to become a professional entrepreneur within the legal community of Lake County. The motivation to further that end, coupled with the desire to assist those in distress, led him to pursue a legal education at the Northern Illinois University College of Law.
Since Tomei Law's inception, Robert has successfully negotiated settlements on behalf of his clients in a number of different contexts, both in civil matters and in criminal matters. He has also managed trials, where he has both defended and prosecuted civil claims. In addition to bringing many bankruptcy matters to speedy and positive resolutions, Robert has also managed appeals, and has successfully argued many dispositive and otherwise essential motions in open court. Prior to starting his own practice, Robert also spent time working in personal injury as well as insurance defense firms as both a clerk and lawyer.
While attending law school, Robert became a board member of the NIU Law Review where he was published in a piece advocating the declaration of the unconstitutionality of a controversial Illinois criminal statute that made the audio-recording of on-duty police officers and other public servants a class 1 felony offense. Watching the Watchmen: The People's Attempt to Hold On-Duty Law Enforcement Officers Accountable for Misconduct and the Illinois Law that Stands in their Way, 32 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 385 (2012). Shortly after publication, in the case of ACLU v. Alvarez, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit struck down the divisive law at issue in Robert's publication, espousing many of the same legal arguments he used in his work.
Presently, he is volunteering his time at the Lake County Foreclosure Help Desk, where he provides a short presentation to pro se litigants regarding the foreclosure process prior to the Foreclosure case call. Robert also volunteered time at the Chicago Legal Clinic's Chancery Advice Desk in downtown Chicago where he provided pro bono (free) assistance to pro se litigants (people representing themselves) facing foreclosure by assisting with motions, answers and case overview.
- Licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of the State of Illinois (all Illinois state courts)
- Admitted to practice in the United States District Court of Illinois, Northern District (Federal Court)
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Lake County Bar Association
- Chicago Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Contract Agent of Chicago Title
Robert takes pride in offering the very best in legal counsel. As a licensed attorney, Robert has taken it upon himself to preserve and promote the civil and criminal justice system. Robert's mission is to take a genuine interest in his clients, understand their objectives, and meet or exceed their expectations with innovative legal solutions. He will dedicate himself to hard work in order to provide superior legal services in a timely, effective, and efficient manner, as he maintains the highest standards of professional and personal integrity.