Thomas J. Healey

During his thirty years of practicing law, Tom Healey has advised railroads on a variety of subjects as both in-house and outside counsel.  Raised in a railroad family in Chicago’s suburbs, Tom’s early legal work focused on grade crossing and trespasser litigation, FELA claims, and commercial disputes.  More recently, his practice has encompassed two primary areas of railroad law: regulatory (including matters involving the Surface Transportation Board, Federal Railroad Administration, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and numerous state regulatory and permitting agencies) and contract development, negotiation, and enforcement.

Tom’s eighteen years serving as in-house counsel at three different railroads affords him particular insight into the client’s need for effective, efficient, and practical legal guidance.  He is very familiar with the dual constraints of limited resources and short deadlines facing many clients.  Tom’s work with virtually all railroad departments allows him to “connect the dots” to assure that all internal stakeholders are advised and their views taken into account in resolving every matter.

Tom resides in Oak Park, IL, where he is busily engaged in raising an aspiring collegiate punter.  His hobbies include reading, baseball, and tropical fish.

During his thirty years of practicing law, Tom Healey has advised railroads on a variety of subjects as both in-house and outside counsel.  Raised in a railroad family in Chicago’s suburbs, Tom’s early legal work focused on grade crossing and trespasser litigation, FELA claims, and commercial disputes.  More recently, his practice has encompassed two primary areas of railroad law: regulatory (including matters involving the Surface Transportation Board, Federal Railroad Administration, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and numerous state regulatory and permitting agencies) and contract development, negotiation, and enforcement.

Tom’s eighteen years serving as in-house counsel at three different railroads affords him particular insight into the client’s need for effective, efficient, and practical legal guidance.  He is very familiar with the dual constraints of limited resources and short deadlines facing many clients.  Tom’s work with virtually all railroad departments allows him to “connect the dots” to assure that all internal stakeholders are advised and their views taken into account in resolving every matter.

Tom resides in Oak Park, IL, where he is busily engaged in raising an aspiring collegiate punter.  His hobbies include reading, baseball, and tropical fish.

Education

  • University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois; Juris Doctorate
  • John Carroll University, University Heights, Ohio, BS Economics, cum laude

Bar Admissions

State of Illinois
District of Columbia