University Legal Services

Thomas O'Grady

Thomas O'GradyAssistant General Counsel

Professional Background

Tom is a graduate of the NIU College of Law. While at NIU Law, Tom served on the Academic Excellence Fee Advisory Committee.  He has also worked as the Academic Chair for the Delta Theta Phi law fraternity, the Vice-President of the Student Bar Association and Master of the Bench for the Trial Advocacy Society. Tom’s prior professional work experience includes extensive work in the hi-tech manufacturing industry. 


  • A member of the OGC Contracts Team reviewing contracts and agreements between the University and outside service providers.


  • J.D.  Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • B.A.  Economics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of College and Universtiy Attorneys
  • DeKalb County Bar Association