“I have dealt with a wide variety of Customs and international trade issues over my 50-year career. This enables me to resolve the specific issues at hand while being cognizant of other important considerations that may not be readily apparent to importers and exporters.”

Thomas J. O’Donnell

Of Counsel

Tom O’Donnell has 50 years of counseling and litigation experience. He focuses on all aspects of the import and export process, including tariff classification and valuation of imported merchandise, antidumping and countervailing duty issues, country of origin determinations, country of origin marking, free trade agreements, Customs penalties and seizures, Customs brokers issues, complex tariff provisions, import compliance programs, and intellectual property protection. As a Licensed Customs Broker, he is familiar with the details of the Customs entry process and how Customs operates.  He litigates cases in the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He makes representations to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the congressional committees involved in international trade and tariff matters. 

Customs and International Trade Law

Tom counsels’ importers and exporters of merchandise of all kinds from all countries and guides them through the maze of laws and regulations governing international trade.  He routinely deals with the following kinds of issues:




J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law (1973)

B.S., cum laude, Florida Atlantic University (1967)

New York
District of Columbia

Court Admissions

Bar Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of International Trade
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court – Northern Illinois
U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Wisconsin
Illinois Supreme Court
New York Court of Appeals
District of Columbia