Resolute is pleased to announce that Judge Thomas R. Mulroy, ret. has joined its Chicago office as a full-time mediator and arbitrator. Judge Mulroy will focus his practice on the resolution of complex disputes. Judge Mulroy has a depth of legal experience gained from his years as a federal prosecutor, trial lawyer and judge that he draws on to help parties resolve disputes. Judge Mulroy was a judge for fifteen years in the Law and Chancery Divisions of the Circuit Court and heard and mediated cases concerning every type of commercial, contract, construction, employment, business divorce, professional malpractice, securities, and real estate cases imaginable.
Judge Mulroy was the Supervising Judge of the Law Division’s Mandatory Arbitration Program, and he was the author of the Program’s rules. While on the bench, he created the Chicago Bar Association’s Intensive Negotiation and Mediation Training Program. Judge Mulroy completed the Harvard University Program on Negotiation, and he frequently lectures on mediation and negotiation.
Prior to his judicial career, Judge Mulroy practiced law for thirty-five years as a trial lawyer throughout the United States. He was a partner at Jenner & Block and McGuireWoods. At Jenner he served as a Finance Committee Chair, Product Liability & Negligence Defense Group Chair, Intellectual Property Group Chair. At McGuireWoods he was the Chair of the firm’s Chicago litigation section. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, has written and lectured on trial tactics, evidence, arbitration, and has taught trial practice at Northwestern and Loyola Law Schools.