Thomas Olp earned his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, his J.D. from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, and an LLM from Georgetown University Law Center. Tom started his career as a labor attorney with the National Labor Relations Board, Peoria, Illinois regional office and later with Montgomery Ward’s Baltimore regional office. He practiced labor and employment law and general litigation in Washington, D.C. from 1985 until 1994, first with Finley Kumble and then with Ross & Hardies, where he was a partner. From 1994 to present he has served as Vice President and General Counsel for Connor-Winfield Corporation, Aurora, Illinois.
Tom serves as a board member for Thomas More Society, as well as for The Connerstone-Forum, Santa Rosa, California, the Illinois Girls’ Lacrosse Association, and Toward Educating America’s Children (TEACH), a non-for-profit organization serving Guatemala’s rural Mayan population in the area of schooling. Tom has also served on his parish’s advisory council, outreach commission, St. Vincent de Paul conference, and was a track and cross country coach for many years. Recently he has led service trips to Guatemala and the Congo. He is the current President of the St. Thomas More Society of DuPage County, a spiritual group for DuPage County attorneys.
Tom has devoted significant time volunteering on Thomas More Society’s major cases, including the cases involving the abortion mega mill in Aurora, Illinois and several First Amendment cases. Tom is admitted to practice law in Illinois, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.