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Thomas Caukins Brandstrader

Thomas Caukins Brandstrader

Thomas C. Brandstrader, Attorney at Law Chicago Criminal Defense

42 years of experience

Appeals & Appellate, Criminal Law



THOMAS BRANDSTRADER, Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney, specializes in the defense and appeals of serious criminal matters in Illinois and U.S. Federal Courts. He is one of a select group of highly qualified lawyers certified by the Illinois Supreme Court as lead counsel in Death Penalty cases. With 38 years exclusively in the practice of Criminal Law he has exceptional appellate court and trial work experience. He has authored over five hundred briefs and appeared in every appellate district in Illinois as well as the Seventh and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Brandstrader’s expertise includes all areas of criminal defense, appellate and post conviction practice. He has been awarded an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, their highest attorney rating, every year since 2003 and is recognized as a preeminent attorney in the area of Criminal Appellate Law by Leading Lawyers.


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Practice Area

Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals,
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes,


English: Spoken, Written


San Diego State Univ

Undergraduate Degree

San Diego State Univ
Western State Univ

Law Degree

Western State Univ

Professional Associations

Illinois State Bar Association


1983 - Current

Illinois State Bar Association
California State Bar # 93228


1980 - Current

California State Bar  # 93228

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Attorney at Law
53 W Jackson Blvd Suite 1624 Chicago, IL 60604
Telephone: (847) 650-4070

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