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Meet The Real Estate Law Firm Team

Thomas J. Rigby, Esq.

Owner and Principal Attorney

Tom Rigby is an experienced residential and commercial real estate attorney. Mr. Rigby built his practice around real estate transactions, real estate litigation, and real estate short sale and loss mitigation work. Since graduating from Northern Illinois University College of Law, Tom has worked as a litigation defense attorney, a real estate corporate attorney for a S&P 500 Corporation, and as in-house counsel for a major Illinois real estate title insurance company. In October of 2015, Mr. Rigby founded The Real Estate Law Firm with the mission of bringing big law firm services to the public for small law firm legal fees. Tom’s experience has been utilized in closings spanning Kane, Will, DuPage, Lake, and McHenry counties.

  • J.D., Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb
  • B.B.A., Illinois State University
  • Mock Trial Team Captain

Bar Admissions

  • State of Illinois

Professional Organizations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Kane County Bar Association


Jessica Cadwallader

Senior Paralegal

Jessica M. Emmot-Cadwallader is a Senior Paralegal with 20 years experience in Real Estate Law. Having secured degrees in both Criminal Justice and Paralegal Studies, Jessica naturally followed a family path into Real Estate. She enjoys guiding experienced sellers or buyers through their transactions and educating and assisting first time buyers and sellers on the process. Jessica’s main goal is to ensure clients obtain the best service she can provide with patience and support. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and two children.

Andrew Smith

Law Clerk

Adeline Lewis

Short Sale Negotiator