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Mr Tobin's impressive trial successes in precedent-setting civil and criminal cases is why he is recognized nationally as one of the best trial lawyers in America.
He has guided numerous clients through cases that attract intensive media coverage and have changed or defined the law.
He began his career in the Cook County Public Defender's Office on the Murder Task Force. He tried numerous capital cases and achieved an unprecedented number of acquittals in high-profile cases. He is an instructor and faculty member for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, a premier provider of trial skills, training seminars, and litigation-related publications for attorneys. He has given numerous lectures on the art of cross-examination and closing arguments.
He founded Craig D. Tobin & Associates in 1985 when he left the Homicide Task Force of the Cook County Public Defender's Office. He was joined by the late Honorable Robert J. Collins (1911-1997). For more than 25 years, Judge Collins sat as a felony court judge and also heard complex civil litigation.
Mr. Tobin is regularly featured in publications including the Chicago Tribune and American Bar Journal. He graduated from Chicago Kent College of Law in 1980 with high honors and the University of Illinois/Chicago in 1976 with honors. He is a member of Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1980
Date of Birth: 1954
Law School: Chicago-Kent College of Law-Illinois Institute of Technology, J.D., 1980
Law School Honors/Involvement: With high honors
Undergraduate School: University of Illinois, B.A.
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement: With honors
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
American Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
American Trial Lawyer's Association
Illinois State Bar Association