Tom Kayes is an associate at Keller Lenkner LLC. He is a former federal appellate and district court law clerk who has represented clients throughout the United States in securities, products liability, consumer protection, commercial, and civil rights cases, including numerous class actions.
Before joining Keller Lenkner, Tom was an associate at Sidley Austin LLP. He also has worked for leading plaintiffs’ firms in the civil-rights and consumer-class-action areas.
Tom is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, where he teaches a seminar on the federal Fair Housing Act.
Tom served as a law clerk for Judge Richard C. Tallman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Edmond E. Chang of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He earned his law degree from Northwestern, graduating magna cum laude and Order of the Coif.