McAndrews Elects New Shareholder, Michael Tomsa


McAndrews, Held & Malloy is pleased to announce the election of Michael Tomsa to Shareholder, effective March 1, 2021.

Tomsa has deep experience in the aerospace, electronics, and medical device industries, and his patent work has involved medical devices, drones, spacecraft, battery charger systems, computer software and hardware, and cell phones. He has counseled clients ranging from solo inventors to Fortune 500 companies on all aspects of prosecuting and protecting patents.

“Clients value Michael’s exceptional, hands-on approach to helping them secure and defend their IP,” said President Bob Surrette. “His legal experience, together with his earlier work as a patent agent and technical adviser, also make him a valued resource in areas including portfolio management and due diligence matters.”

Illinois Super Lawyers has named Tomsa a Rising Star, and Leading Lawyers Magazine/ has named him an Emerging Lawyer.

He received his B.S.E.E. from the Illinois Institute of Technology and his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.