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Tobin is the Managing Partner of the firm's Chicago office and previously has served as the firm's Hiring Partner. He handles a wide range of civil litigation for businesses, corporations and insurance companies. In the Circuit Court of Cook County, IL, he actively leads the defense of claims alleging asbestos exposure or other toxic torts arising from environmental or occupational contact, including product liability and premises liability claims. His experience includes the defense of asbestos, silica, manganese/welding rods, benzene, diacetyl and vinyl chloride lawsuits in state and federal courts. His primary practice venue is Cook County, IL, where he regularly serves as lead counsel in the defense and management of complex, multi-party asbestos cases. Tobin's clients include insulation manufacturers, brake and friction material manufacturers, gasket manufacturers, equipment manufacturers, asbestos mining companies, product distributors, public utilities, premises owners, and construction contractors.
Tobin's varied litigation experience includes defending employers, municipalities, and government entities before administrative agencies and in state and federal courts in actions alleging employment discrimination and civil rights violations. He has also defended numerous healthcare professionals in cases alleging medical malpractice. Earlier in his career, Tobin tried many personal injury cases involving motor vehicle accidents or premises liability.
Tobin received a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, from Bradley University, and his J.D. from Washington University Law School. He began his career by clerking in the firm's Peoria office while he was in law school. He became a partner in the firm in 2006.