Thompson, Rosenthal & Watts, LLP
Bryan Sims is a Partner at Thompson, Rosenthal & Watts, LLP., where he concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation and civil appeals. He is a member of the Illinois Bar and the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United State Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the United States courts in the Central District of Illinois, the Southern District of Illinois, and the Eastern District of Michigan. Bryan is a member of both the Illinois State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He is a member of the ISBA Standing Committee on Legal Technology, where he currently serves as the secretary and newsletter editor. He is also a member of the ISBA Solo and Small Firm Conference Planning Committee. Bryan has spoken on legal technology issues at the ISBA Solo and Small Firm Conferences, for the Chicago Bar Association, and the International Technology Law Association. Bryan contributes regularly to TechnoLawyer and was recognized as the 2005 TechnoLawyer of the Year. He has also written for PDA JD and regularly wrote reviews for Law Office Computing. Before entering private practice, Bryan worked as a judicial law clerk for Illinois Supreme Court Justice S. Louis Rathje. He has also worked as a staff attorney for the Second District of the Illinois Appellate Court. He is a 1993 Cum Laude graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University and a 1996 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Loyola University Chicago School of Law. While in law school, Bryan served on the staff of both the Loyola Law Journal and the Loyola Consumer Law Reporter.