Thomas J. Litwiler


Thomas J. Litwiler (email)

(312) 252-1508 (Phone)

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T.J. Litwiler focuses his practice on federal railroad regulatory law. He has extensive experience representing clients in various matters before the Surface Transportation Board (and its predecessor, the Interstate Commerce Commission), including line acquisitions, abandonments and construction, mergers, trackage rights, labor protection, common carrier status and obligations, environmental reporting and agency rulemaking. T.J. has successfully handled the appeal of several agency decisions in federal court, and is frequently involved in matters regarding federal preemption.  He also has provided in-house services on a retainer basis for several railroad clients.

T.J. is a founding partner of Fletcher & Sippel LLC.


Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois; Juris Doctorate, cum laude, Order of the Coif.

Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania; BA in Political Science, summa cum laude.

Bar Admissions

State of Illinois
State of Texas
United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois
United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Seventh, Eighth and District of Columbia Circuits

Professional Associations

Association of Transportation Law Professionals