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Debra Thomas joins Romanucci & Blandin, LLC as Attorney and CLE Manager

Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, a leading personal injury and civil trial practice law firm in Chicago, proudly announces the hiring of Debra L. Thomas as attorney and continuing legal education (CLE) manager.  Ms. Thomas is a third-generation lawyer with years of legal experience in the fields of criminal defense and civil litigation.

“We welcome the addition of Debra on our team and look forward to her making an immediate contribution,” said Stephan D. Blandin, Principal and Partner at Romanucci & Blandin. “Debra’s background as an educator and her significant experience in CLE coordination with the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) will be invaluable as R&B Law develops an in-house CLE program with the ultimate goal of becoming an accredited provider in 2016.”

In addition to serving as an attorney for nearly 10 years handling criminal defense and civil litigation matters, Ms. Thomas earned a master’s degree in elementary education from DePaul University.  She has served as a substitute and temporary assigned teacher, filling in for teachers on leave, for Chicago Public Schools since 2010.  

Debra Thomas earned her bachelor’s degree in English, language and literature at the University of Michigan before pursuing a law degree from Chicago–Kent College of Law.  While a law student, Thomas received the Bar & Gavel Society Award for outstanding service to the school, students and community and she served as the editor of the school newspaper for two years.  Ms. Thomas is actively involved with the Illinois State Bar Association, having edited the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) newsletter for 10 years while a YLD member, as well as helping plan continuing legal education seminars such as the Solo & Small Firm Practice Institute Series.

About Romanucci & Blandin, LLC

Romanucci & Blandin has been rated as a leading civil trial practice law firm in Chicago concentering in personal injury and police misconduct.  The attorneys at the Chicago law firm represent individuals and their families in catastrophic personal injury matters, wrongful death and workers’ compensation cases.  The cases that are referred to Romanucci & Blandin involve accidents or injuries which occurred due to negligence and carelessness on the part of individuals, governmental bodies and corporations of all sizes.  Since its inception more than 15 years ago, Romanucci & Blandin has secured more than $300 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of their clients. For more information about Romanucci & Blandin, please visit or call 312-458-1000.

Posted on January 11, 2016 by Morgan Yingst
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