|Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 32nd district
|Preceded by||Milton Patterson|
|Alma mater||Morehouse College,
John Marshall Law School
Thapedi is the son of Chicago neurosurgeon Isaac Martin Thapedi and retired Cook County judge Llwellyn Thapedi. He attended LeMans Academy and St. Ignatius College Preparatory High School where he was a student athlete, leader, and selected as a "Chicagoland Outstanding Student". After graduating 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 their Journal of Computer and Information Law.
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. He is currently 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.Despite finding that large parts of the petition were either false or exaggerated, the lower court awarded the Thapedis $75,000, based on $250 per hour for 300 hours of work. The Thapedis were paid out of the $2 million settlement Shapiro negotiated for Cooper’s son’s wrongful death.
- Representative André Thapedi (D) 32nd District at Illinois General Assembly
- State Representative André Thapedi constituency site
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
- André Thapedi at Illinois House Democrats
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