T.J. Somer has been a practicing Attorney for 27 years. He concentrates in the fields of municipal and government law, business development and real estate. T.J. received his Juris Doctor Degree from the John Marshall Law School, Chicago, and his B.A. from National-Louis University in Evanston. He has served as Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago Heights since 2006 and as a Chicago Heights Police Officer for fourteen years prior to receiving his law degree. T.J. was elected Bloom Township Supervisor in 1997 and has served in that capacity since.