Thomas H. Clark
Special Needs Planning and Guardianship, Trust and Estate Administration, Trusts and Estates, Wealth Transfer and Estate Planning
630-221-1755 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
– Juris Doctor
- Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
– Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
Associations & Memberships
- DuPage County Bar Association
Thomas H. Clark is a director in the Estate Planning Department, focusing his practice principally on advising individuals and families on their specific Estate Planning needs and objectives.
In addition to providing assistance with Trust and Estate Administration, Tom places an emphasis on helping the parents of children with special needs. This emphasis stems from being the parent of a child who suffers from Autism.
Parents of children with Special Needs typically need assistance with special needs trusts, obtaining guardianship when their child becomes an adult, and navigating the various government programs available to disabled adults, including but not limited to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid.
Prior to joining Huck Bouma, Mr. Clark was the sole practitioner of Thomas Clark Law, a firm he created to assist parents like himself.
Before starting Thomas Clark Law, Tom spent 15 years administering trusts and estates for three of Chicago’s largest trust departments, giving him an in-depth knowledge of trust and estate law solutions.
Tom’s experience, both personal and professional, enables him to ask the right questions, make practical recommendations and provide effective solutions for each client’s estate planning and trust administration needs. He is also able to explain complicated estate planning concepts to clients and prospects, both individually and in group settings.
Tom grew up in Oak Park and has been a lifelong resident of suburban Chicago. He and his wife, Molly, are the proud parents of Jack (aka Jackie Bear) and have been active in the Autism community and other organizations supporting children with disabilities since their son was diagnosed.