Thomas E. Deer - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Thomas E. Deer

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009
Phone: 312-558-1238

Mr. Deer represents management in a variety of employment-related matters, including litigation involving age, race, sex, and disability discrimination claims, covenants not to compete, trade secrets, wage and hour claims, ERISA claims, and other workplace torts.  Mr. Deer has been named in the 2009 and 2010 editions of The Best Lawyers in America.Mr. Deer has acted as lead trial counsel in employment discrimination/wrongful discharge cases in the federal district and state courts in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Alabama and other states.  Mr. Deer’s EEO litigation experience includes the defense of single plaintiff, multiple plaintiff, and class action litigation.Mr. Deer also practices traditional labor law.  His labor experience includes bargaining contracts, handling labor arbitrations, grievance administration, and the defense of unfair labor practice charges before the NLRB.Mr. Deer is a frequent speaker and author.  He has been a speaker and moderator at American Bar Association meetings, including twice at the ABA’s Annual Meeting.  He regularly performs training for clients on all aspects of labor and employment law.

Yale UniversityBA 1991Indiana University School of Law-BloomingtonJ.D. 1994
Defense Research Institute Federal Communications Law JournalAmerican Bar Association

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth and Seventh Circuits

Office Location

155 North Wacker Drive, Suite 4300
Chicago, IL 60606
United States


Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management