Chicago, Illinois , United States
Apr 26, 2009 04:40pm
|Info||Andre Thapedi is a trial lawyer and businessman who was raised in and continues to reside |
on the south side of Chicago. Andre Thapedi announced his candidacy for the Democratic
Party's nomination for the office of Representative in the General Assembly for the 32nd
Representative District as a result of the retirement of State Rep. Milton Patterson. Andre
Thapedi knows the issues facing the 32nd District and recognizes the importance of service
to the community.
Andre Thapedi is a graduate of LeMans Academy and St. Ignatius College Preparatory High
School, where he was a student athlete, leader, and selected as a "Chicagoland Outstanding
After Andre Thapedi graduated from Morehouse College, he earned a law degree, with
honors, from The John Marshall Law School, where he was a president of the Black Law
Students Association, national mock trial competition winner, national moot court competition
winner, and published in the Journal of Computer and Information Law.
Andre Thapedi worked as an intern with the office of the Cook County State's Attorney and
the Law Department of the Chicago Transit Authority. He spent eight years as a trial,
corporate, and transactional attorney with the major Chicago law firms of Earl L. Neal &
Associates, LLC (now Neal & Leroy, LLC) and Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP.
Presently, Andre Thapedi is a partner in the law firm of Thapedi & Thapedi where he
represents both injured persons and businesses in complex civil litigation. He is also the
managing broker for Shore Realty, LLC. His service to our community includes tutoring
underachieving students, conducting seminars in senior citizen homes, and sponsoring a free
legal clinic in the Englewood community. He also serves as the General Counsel for several
The son of Isaac Martin Thapedi, a Chicago neurosurgeon and Llwellyn Thapedi, a retired Cook
County judge, Andre Thapedi has the background, training, and experience to be effective.
Andre Thapedi is not only an accomplished lawyer with great insight into constitutional law
and the drafting of legislation, he is also a religious man devoted to his family and our