Thomas Lupo

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

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North Franklin Street 151
Chicago 60606 IL US

Thomas D. Lupo devotes his practice to the representation of business entities in complex environmental and commercial litigation cases. Mr. Lupo handles substantial mass and individual toxic tort litigation, Superfund/CERCLA, employment litigation and government enforcement matters.

Mr. Lupo served in the United States Army JAG Corps, retiring from the U.S. Army Reserves with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was a Thomas J. White Scholar at The Notre Dame Law School.

Representative Matters :

  • United States v. Major Manufacturer. Represented aircraft refurbisher/government contractor in turning United States’ seven-figure RCRA penalty enforcement action into a favorable settlement with no penalty, greatly reduced cost of remedial action and exclusive use of existing on-site waste water treatment facility.
  • Boldly opted out of de minimis settlement at major Superfund site, resulting in substantial (over 90%) cost savings and multi-year deferral of expenses.
  • Represented major automotive component systems manufacturer and worked within existing performing PRP Group to reduce client’s participation liability share by two-thirds, without invoking group-wide allocation procedures.
  • Anaya v. Major Manufacturer (Wisconsin). Successfully defended a major paint manufacturer in personal injury and property damage toxic tort suit by residents neighboring a major clean-up site. Nuisance value settlement.
  • United States v. James Cross, et al. (C.D. Ill.). Represented major paint manufacturer in United States’ action to recover costs of environmental cleanup. Common litigation counsel in major cross-claims and third-party plaintiffs’ action for contribution and substantial expert witness practice, resulting in major contributions to settlement and future Site cleanup costs.
  • Ninth Avenue Litigation (N.D. Ind.). Represented manufacturer in private party action to recover costs of environmental cleanup, including heavily litigated cross-claims for contribution among co-defendants and substantial expert witness practice.
  • Stickney/Tyler v. Dura Corporation, et al. (W.D. Mich.). Suit for cost recovery and contribution in private party environmental cleanup. Resolved for fraction of demand.

Professional Affiliations : American Bar Association

Education :

  • J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School, 1985
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1982

Admissions :

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


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North Franklin Street 151
Chicago 60606 IL US
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