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Latasha R. Thomas

Senior Counsel
Office

Chicago

130 E. Randolph St.
Suite 3900
Chicago, IL 60601
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Education
J.D., DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
B.A., University of Illinois
State Bar Licenses
Illinois
Court Admissions
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Illinois

Latasha R. Thomas

Senior Counsel

Latasha R. Thomas, Senior Counsel in the Clark Hill’s Government and Public Affairs Practice Group based in the Chicago office.  Latasha has nearly two decades of hands-on experience with City of Chicago, Cook County and State of Illinois government matters. She focuses her practice on solving client’s issues with federal, state and local governments; municipal finance; economic and urban development; real estate; mergers and acquisitions; and business transactions, including private equity investing.  Latasha is widely respected by legislators throughout Chicago, Cook County and Illinois.

Prior to June 2015, Latasha was a four-term Alderman on the Chicago City Council. During her tenure, Latasha served as Chairman of the Education Committee, where she spearheaded vital education issues affecting Chicago Public Schools and City Colleges of Chicago. Throughout her tenure with City Council, she continued to practice law.  She initiated, planned and executed residential and commercial development throughout the City. She lobbied on behalf of all Chicagoans before the Governor of Illinois and his Cabinet, members of the Illinois General Assembly, Congress, and Federal agencies.

Latasha established her own firm in 1994 after clerking for Cook County Circuit Court Judge Odas Nicholson in the Law Division, Motion Practice. Latasha also has experience in the Chicago Corporation Counsel’s Labor and Personnel Litigation office.  Prior to joining Clark Hill, Latasha was Of Counsel with Reyes Kurson.

Latasha is the immediate past President of the Board of Directors for Coordinated Advice and Referral Programs for Legal Services (CARPLS), an organization providing legal aid services to low income residents in Cook County. She also served on the inaugural Advisory Board of the Chicago Infrastructure Trust, a public-private partnership investment fund created to provide alternative financing for transformative infrastructure projects in the Chicagoland area.

Membership
American Bar Association
Cook County Bar Association
Black Women Lawyers Association
National Association of Securities Professional
Lake Shore Chapter (IL) of The Links, Inc.
Coordinated Advice and Referral Programs for Legal Services (CARPLS), Immediate Past Board President
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
National Association of Bond Lawyers