Thomas Bruno (Retired)

Thomas Bruno (Retired)

Tom Bruno opened his criminal-defense firm in 1980 after graduating from the University of Illinois School of Law. In the decades that followed, he built a reputation for success defending criminal cases throughout Central Illinois. He was joined at Bruno Law Offices by his two sons, Anthony and Evan Bruno.

Tom is a past president of the Champaign County Bar Association, whose membership includes the over 500 attorneys licensed to practice law in Champaign County. He served on the Champaign City Council from 1997 until his retirement from public service in 2023. He also served as a member of the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation.

For many years, Tom represented the Sixth Judicial Circuit in the Illinois State Bar Association’s governing assembly and chaired several of its section councils.

Tom has spent a lifetime traveling all over the United States and the world. Rarely accused of taking himself too seriously, he is a Hall of Fame member of the World Famous Lawn Rangers of Amazing Arcola, Illinois, a precision lawnmower drill team. Tom is also proud to be a regular blood donor, having donated more than 26 gallons of whole blood.

In addition to his two sons, he has a daughter, Annie, who is a licensed social worker. Tom lives in Champaign, Illinois, with his wife Beth and their Labrador retriever, Lucie.