May 22, 2020
Fitch Even attorney Thomas A. James is one of four associates profiled in the cover story of the May 2020 issue of Chicago Lawyer magazine. In the article, "On Their Journeys," Tom briefly recounts his path from his undergrad days to his current position with Fitch Even, with stops along the way that included several years as a patent examiner at the USPTO.
Tom initially joined Fitch Even as a patent agent, working full time while simultaneously carrying a full course load at DePaul University College of Law. After passing the bar, he accepted a promotion to associate. As Tom explains in the article, “I stayed (at Fitch Even) for the work. They care about their associates. . . .”
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