Founder & Manager
Tel. (630) 560._1123
Antonio DeBlasio is the founder and managing member of DeBlasio & Gower LLC. Mr. DeBlasio is an experienced litigator who puts his clients first. He has advised individuals, business executives, for profit and not-for-profit companies and government bodies on transactions, business ventures, internal investigations and dispute resolution strategies, including the prosecution and defense of complex civil and business litigation matters. Antonio DeBlasio has been selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer in Business Litigation on five separate occasions. Only 5% of attorneys receive this distinction.
Tony has represented clients from a multitude of industry sectors, including, health care, technology, communications, financial, education, real estate, manufacturing, construction, management firms, consulting firms, not for profits, religious organizations, as well as foreign and domestic government entities. The breadth of his experience is evidenced by the representation of foreign clients’ interests in the United States, as well as the fact that he has served as a Special Assistant Attorney General on behalf of an Illinois Governor, as special outside counsel to the Illinois State Board of Education, and as counsel to a receiver appointed by a federal court in an SEC action involving a massive Ponzi scheme.
Mr. DeBlasio has successfully prosecuted and defended matters in many adversarial settings, including state and federal courts in Illinois, Arizona, Indiana, New York, Ohio, Iowa, Missouri and Pennsylvania, arbitration and mediation matters before the American Arbitration Association and the American Health Lawyers Association, the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board and the Illinois Court of Claims.
Prior to starting the firm, Tony was a partner in the Commercial Litigation Group of one of Chicago’s largest law firms (Gardner, Carton & Douglas n/k/a Drinker Biddle & Reath). Tony then served as a litigation partner at a small, boutique law firm in DuPage County, Illinois that focused on representing government entities.
Tony has two beautiful and intelligent children and, with his loving wife Jenni, he has two step children (all of whom cross-examine him regularly). Tony is an avid fan of the Chicago White Sox (Go Go Sox!), the Chicago Bears (Oh for a field goal kicker!) and the Purdue Boilermakers (please bring back Gene Keady!). Tony enjoys spending time with his wife, children and family (especially when nonna cooks!). He also enjoys traveling, biking and anything outdoors, as well making homemade wine and sauce (not gravy), savoring a good meal, and trying to hit his driver in the fairway (oh yeah, and practicing law too).