Jonathan M. Thomas

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Jonathan Thomas joined Power Rogers as a associate in 2011. Mr. Thomas' primary areas of practice in personal injury matters include; product liability, premises liability, automobile liability, and aviation litigation.

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Biography

Jonathan Thomas joined Power Rogers as a associate in 2011. Mr. Thomas’ primary areas of practice in personal injury matters include; product liability, premises liability, automobile liability, and aviation litigation.

Mr. Thomas was selected to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40, a professional organization which requires superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer.

Mr. Thomas graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2011 after earning an undergraduate degree in Business at Cedarville University in 2006. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

While at Loyola, Mr. Thomas clerked for Power Rogers He was also a judicial extern for both Chief Justice Thomas R. Fitzgerald of the Illinois Supreme Court and Chief Judge James F. Holderman of the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois.

Mr. Thomas is an active member of various professional organizations, including the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice.

Results

$7.5 Million Recovery – Aviation

– Brian LaCien,Jonathan M. Thomas



A 54-year-old male passenger died as a result of a commercial airplane crash.

$8 Million Recovery – Aviation

– Brian LaCien,Jonathan M. Thomas



A 32-year-old female passenger suffered numerous cervical and lumbar vertebrae fractures requiring a posterior surgical fusion of C1-C2 in a commercial airplane crash.

$10 Million Recovery – Civil Litigation

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– Larry R. Rogers Jr.,Jonathan M. Thomas



Power Rogers Attorneys Larry R. Rogers Jr. and Jonathan M. Thomas secured a $10M settlement on behalf of a man who was shot in the back and paralyzed by a Chicago Police Officer in 2012. Prior to the settlement, officers involved in the encounter claimed the Plaintiff had pointed a firearm at an officer, and were honored by the City of Chicago for their heroic efforts. However, an investigation revealed that while the Plaintiff did have a firearm on his person at the time of the incident, there were no fingerprints on the gun, and no bullet chambered.

A $10,000,000.00 settlement was approved by the City Council of the City of Chicago on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 to compensate Plaintiff for the life-altering injuries he sustained as a result of the willful and wanton conduct of the City of Chicago’s Police Department, and specifically the same officers who received awards for their conduct in 2013.

$16.9 Million Recovery– Aviation

– Brian LaCien,Jonathan M. Thomas



A 36-year-old female passenger who suffered multiple fractures and ultimately required the amputation of her left leg after a commercial airplane crash.

$93 Million Recovery – Aviation Accident

– Brian LaCien, Jonathan M. Thomas



Brian LaCien and Jonathan Thomas teamed up with Kreindler & Kreindler LLP of New York, NY to provide representation to a number of individuals who were involved in a commercial airplane crash. The litigation team recovered over $93 Million on behalf of their clients. Notable settlements included a $16,900,000 settlement on behalf of a 36-year-old female who suffered multiple fractures and ultimately required the amputation of her left leg; an $8,000,000 settlement on behalf of a 32-year-old female who suffered numerous cervical and lumbar vertebrae fractures requiring a posterior surgical fusion of C1-C2; a $7,500,000 settlement on behalf of a 54-year-old male who died as a result of the crash; a $5,800,000settlement for a 52-year-old female who suffered multiple vertebrae fractures causing nerve damage and requiring multiple past and future spinal surgeries, pain management, and rehabilitative therapy; and a $3,750,000 settlement for a 49-year-old woman who fractured her Th11 and Th12 vertebrae and required a surgical spinal fusion of the TH11 to L1 vertebrae.

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. – 2011
  • Cedarville University
    • B.A. – 2006

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2011

Honors

  • Recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star 2016-2021
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40
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