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Samuel J. Tallman


Samuel J. Tallman counsels and represents clients related to their business, financial, and employment matters including contractual and real estate disputes to bankruptcy matters and class actions. He also represents public and privately-held companies and their officers in partnership or shareholder disputes.

Sam advises his clients on a range of employment matters such as onboarding new employees, non-compete/non-solicit contracts, proper termination and layoff procedures, responding to accommodation requests, and compliance with federal leave laws. Beyond employment matters, Sam counsels his clients regarding their corporate contracts and structuring, provides guidance relating to day-to-day business operations, and constantly seeks to keep his clients out of disputes and focused on achieving their personal and business goals.

In the event he is called into court, Sam is well equipped to handle and oversee all aspects of litigation from pleadings through discovery, arbitrations, and trial. As a former prosecutor, Sam has first-chaired over 20 trials, winning over juries and securing favorable verdicts. Sam regularly litigates in both state and federal court and enters every case with one goal in mind: to achieve the best and most efficient resolution for his clients.


J.D., University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
B.A., University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado


Illinois State Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association

State Bar Licenses


Court Admissions

U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Illinois
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of Illinois
  • Obtained complete dismissal for a corporate client in a suit filed by a former officer alleging breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Secured favorable settlement on behalf of a privately held company against allegations of employment discrimination and retaliation.
  • Achieved dismissal on behalf of an Illinois based chemical company that was named in  11 cases asserting negligence and other claims stemming from alleged groundwater contamination.