Theodore J. Low - Partner

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Theodore J. Low is a partner of Williams Montgomery & John Ltd. and a member of the firm's commercial litigation practice group. He focuses his practice on antitrust, breach of fiduciary duty, securities, fraud and breach of contract cases in state and federal courts around the country. He is "AV Preeminent" peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell, reflecting the highest peer recognition for both ethical standards and legal ability.

Mr. Low has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Illinois Leading Lawyers for commercial litigation.

Mr. Low joined Williams Montgomery & John in 2003. He has more than 25 years of experience defending and prosecuting complex commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings, including defense of class action cases against major corporations. His experience includes a wide range of sophisticated business-related disputes involving issues such as fraud, misrepresentation and breach of contract, as well as securities and antitrust claims.

Education/Bar Admissions

Mr. Low received a B.A. in political science in 1974 from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, in 1977 from the University of Michigan Law School, where he served as an associate editor of the Law Review and was selected as a member of the Order of the Coif.

Mr. Low was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1977, and has been admitted to practice (including pro hac vice) in the following federal and state trial and appellate courts:

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (including the trial bar)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of International Trade


Representative Matters

  • Bass v. Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman, et al.

    Circuit Court of Cook County, Ill.
    Defended law firm against claims client failed to revoke a prior trust unknown to law firm since client failed to reveal his assets were in a prior trust.  Case settled before opening statements.

  • In re Ferrosillicon Antitrust Litigation

    U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
    Obtained jury verdict in favor of defendant in price-fixing antitrust case. Class plaintiffs sought $200 million based on factual record developed by the Department of Justice that led to criminal guilty pleas and convictions of other industry players.

  • Securities and Exchange Commission v. Cucuz

    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
    Obtained favorable jury verdict on behalf of defendant, former CEO of large multinational manufacturing company, in civil securities case brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Case arose out of default on $300 million of bonds issued by the company.