Board of Trustees
Board Member – Tom Polacek
Tom has been practicing law in the Chicagoland area since 1993. His practice currently consists primarily of plaintiff's personal injury and accident law, as well as employment and labor law. However, he formerly practiced criminal defense law and represented a police union in collective bargaining, discilinary matters, and appellate work as well. Tom has been the managing partner of McNamara Phelan McSteen, LLC since 2005.
Tom was a member of the Will County Bar Association Board of Directors for approximately eight years and concluded his tenure with that organization as its President.
Tom has had children in attendance at Joliet Montessori School since 2005, and his sons, Tommy and Jake, will be eighth graders for the 2020-2021 school year. Tom recognizes that current events will make planning and organization for the near future a challenge, and he plans to assist in navigating a course for JMS through these difficult times.