Location: Winfield, Illinois, United States
Thomas McClow, Lawyer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyer for dedication, achievements, and leadership in estate planning, powers of attorney, income tax and real estate law.
For nearly five decades, Mr. McClow has exhibited his robust skill set upon aiding and representing clients pertaining to important legal matters. A certified arbitrator in the Illinois Counties of Kane, Cook and DuPage, he has been chair qualified since 1993, and has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court since 1973 and by the Illinois State Bar Association since 1969. Following his admission to the Illinois State Bar Association, Mr. McClow joined the Douglas F. Comstock Firm in Geneva, IL, and gained experience as an associate between 1970 and 1973. Following his work at the firm, he joined his future co-partner’s firm as an associate. From 1973 to 1978, he worked with John L. Nickels. In 1978, Mr. McClow became Mr. Nickels’ partner, and they managed their firm, Nickels & McClow from 1978 to 1982. Notably, his partner John L. Nickels later served on the Illinois Supreme Court for six years until his retirement. From 1982 to 1984, Mr. McClow served as partner of McClow & Britz before opening the door to his firm, the Law Offices of Thomas A. McClow Ltd. He was president at his firm for more than 20 years, serving from 1985 to 2014. In addition to working at these firms, Mr. McClow served on the Board of Directors of the Dukane Valley Council from 1998 to 2005 and was the council’s president from 2002 to 2005. He helped prepare future lawyers and legal professionals as an Adjunct Professor at Judson College from 2004 to 2013.
Prior to earning a degree in law, Mr. McClow first received a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University in 1966. He continued his education at Loyola University, receiving a JD in 1969. On top of his work in various legal practices. Outside of his work, Mr. McClow has utilized his skills and knowledge in legal matters in various civic engagements, including; serving as a village trustee for the Village of Winfield and on the board of directors and as first vice chairman of the Kane County Council on Economic Opportunity. He was appointed the Kane County Public Administrator, Conservator and Guardian by the Governor of the State of Illinois. In the 1970s, Mr. McClow dedicated time as a faculty dean for the Parent Education Center and as a board member for the Tri-County Youth Project.
Mr. McClow was editor in chief and a member of the Editorial Board of the Kane County Bar Association monthly publication Bar Briefs from 1996 to 2002, and was a feature writer for the publication “The Traveling Lawyer” from 1996 to 2015. From 2004 to 2011, he served as a member of the Publication Board of the DuPage County Bar Association publication Briefs. He has maintained affiliation in his career with the DuPage County Bar Association, the Kane County Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. Mr. McClow is also a member of Mensa International Limited.
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