Thomas A. Lidbury is a partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation Practice Group.
Commercial Litigation. Tom is an experienced trial lawyer, including having won a $160 million jury verdict, and also is an accomplished appellate lawyer having argued appeals in both state and federal courts. Tom handles a broad spectrum of complex commercial litigation for companies in various industries including pharmaceuticals and medical devices, chemicals, banking and financial services, and health care among others.
Data Management and Discovery. Tom also leads the firm’s Data Management and Discovery group and is a board member and officer of the firm’s e-discovery subsidiary, Drinker Discovery Solutions LLC, which provides state of the art e-discovery technology and services to the firm’s clients. Tom is a recognized authority in the field of electronic discovery and a Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School.
In General. In addition to being an accomplished litigator, Tom is nationally recognized as an authority in the field of electronic discovery. He has published and lectured extensively on the subject and is a leader in the Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program Committee (see www.discoverypilot.com) and the Sedona Conference’s Working Group 1: Electronic Document Retention and Production. Some of Tom’s published works include co-authoring the ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY DESKBOOK (Practicing Law Institute 2009) and E-DISCOVERY (ICLE 2012). Among his speaking events, Tom has been a keynote speaker at Legal Tech and participated in a mock e-discovery hearing with Judge Shira Scheindlin that was organized by the Sedona Conference, Cohasset Associates, Inc., and the Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program Committee. In addition to his active law practice Tom is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School. He holds the top Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV®. He received his B.A. in Politics, Economics, Rhetoric & Law from the University of Chicago (1889) and his J.D. (Order of the Coif) from Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law (1992).