Antonio DeBlasio is the founder and managing member of DeBlasio & Gower LLC. Mr. DeBlasio is an experienced litigator who puts his clients first. He has advised individuals, business executives, for profit and not-for-profit companies and government bodies on transactions, business ventures, internal investigations and dispute resolution strategies, including the prosecution and defense of complex civil and business litigation matters.
Tony has represented clients from a multitude of industry sectors, including, health care, technology, communications, financial, education, real estate, manufacturing, construction, management firms, consulting firms, not for profits, religious organizations, as well as foreign and domestic government entities. The breadth of his experience is evidenced by the representation of foreign clients' interests in the United States, as well as the fact that he has served as a Special Assistant Attorney General on behalf of an Illinois Governor, as special outside counsel to the Illinois State Board of Education, and as counsel to a receiver appointed by a federal court in an SEC action involving a massive Ponzi scheme.
Mr. DeBlasio has successfully prosecuted and defended matters in many adversarial settings, including state and federal courts in Illinois, Arizona, Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, Missouri and Pennsylvania, arbitration and mediation matters before the American Arbitration Association and the American Health Lawyers Association, the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board and the Illinois Court of Claims.
Prior to starting DeBlasio Law Group, Tony was a partner in the Commercial Litigation Group of one of Chicago's largest law firms (Gardner, Carton & Douglas n/k/a Drinker Biddle & Reath), where he practiced law for over eleven years. Tony then served as a litigation partner at a small, boutique law firm in DuPage County, Illinois that focused on representing government entities.
Tony is married and has two daughters (each of whom cross-examine him regularly). Tony is an avid White Sox fan and season ticket holder, and enjoys cycling, eating (actually loves eating) and trying to hit his driver in the fairway.
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Distinguished Service Award (1995, 1999)
Kiwanis Club of America (Elmhurst), Club Secretary; Co-Chair, Programs & Speakers
Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205, Mentor
American Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
DuPage County Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Purdue University Alumni Association, Life Member