Kenneth M. Thomas

Kenneth M. Thomas Associate

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  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D.
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, B.A. (magna cum laude)


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State of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Kenneth Thomas is an associate in the Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights Group

Ken represents clients in a wide range of commercial and bankruptcy related litigation matters.  He represents debtors, creditors, board members and bondholders in all types of bankruptcy cases and has extensive experience litigating motions for relief from automatic stay, sales of assets, derivative standing, disagreeability and other issues.  Ken has also successfully represented clients before state and federal appellate courts in bankruptcy, housing and immigration law matters.   

Ken is actively engaged in his community and serves on the Board of Chicago Survivors, an organization that works with victims of gun violence to connect them with resources for victims and helps them navigate the criminal justice system. Ken has also represented low-income tenants who cannot afford legal representation, earning him the Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing Pro Bono Award in 2017. 

In 2023, Ken was named to the list of Illinois Rising Stars, a list published by Super LawyersRising Stars uses a patented multiphase selection process which includes peer nominations and evaluations combined with third-party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys who have been selected to the list of Illinois Rising Stars make up 2.5 percent of lawyers in Illinois who have been in practice for less than ten years. These selections are made on an annual basis.