Thomas Karacic has been practicing law since 1956, primarily as a litigator. His trial experience includes Circuit Court, Appellate Court and Supreme Court cases. Tom’s representation has resulted in landmark decisions in both the Illinois Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court in matters dealing with divorce, personal injury and religious/non-profit issues.
Tom’s clientele is diverse and ranges from publicly traded corporations to individuals. Recently, Tom has been applying his vast experience to business and corporate law issues, handling cases involving partnership dissolutions, interpretation of business agreements and contracts, and real estate disputes.
After serving with the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Tom entered private practice as an associate of Edwin M. Katz and later founded Katz & Karacic. The firm eventually combined with Stahl Cowen’s predecessor firm.
Mr. Karacic graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a B.A. With Honors, 1951 and received his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, 1954. He is a member of the Chicago Bar, Illinois Bar and American Bar Associations.
Mr. Karacic is a recipient of a Certificate of Appreciation award from the Chicago Bar Association for his work as a trial lawyer. He has also received numerous Episcopal Gramata recognition, and was awarded the Royal Decree of the royal family of Serbia for services rendered to the royal family.
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