Thomas J. Babbo


Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd.
161 North Clark Street
Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60601

Tel: 312-946-1800


With nearly 30 years’ experience in the health care industry, Mr. Babbo provides advice and counsel to hospitals, physicians, and other health care professionals in transactions, corporate matters, investigations, and operations issues.

Recognized by Chambers USA as having “a fine track record acting for healthcare professionals on matters related to alignment and integration,” for “providing thoughtful, nuanced responses to complicated health law issues,” and as “a strong healthcare attorney offering significant expertise in clinical integration and accountable care,” Mr. Babbo focuses his practice in the development of value-based provider models, physician/hospital collaborations, and managed care arrangements—including clinical integration networks (CINs), accountable care organizations (ACOs), group medical practices, provider joint ventures, and management services organizations (MSOs).

Before joining the health care practice at Hogan Marren, Ltd., Mr. Babbo was Assistant General Counsel for Advocate Health Care, and served as the legal counsel and Corporate Secretary for Advocate’s physician network, Advocate Physician Partners. While at Advocate, Mr. Babbo provided legal services in clinical integration, physician network operations, antitrust, managed care contracting, information systems, clinical research, and hospital and physician practice operations. Prior to Advocate, Mr. Babbo served as Assistant General Counsel for Rush University Medical Center, and, as a law student, as chief of staff to Rush’s General Counsel               .

Mr. Babbo is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, and has taught at Loyola University Chicago School of Law (Adjunct Professor), Rush University’s Health Systems Management Program (Assistant Professor), and Dominican University’s School of Business Administration (Adjunct Professor).

Mr. Babbo joined Hogan Marren, Ltd.  as a Partner in 2006 and became a Shareholder of the firm in 2009. The firm became Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd. in 2014.  Mr. Babbo was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1998 and the Texas Bar in 2008.

Memberships & Affiliations
  • American Health Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law (Adjunct Professor)
  • Rush University’s Health Systems Management Program (Assistant Professor)
  • Dominican University’s School of Business Administration (Adjunct Professor)

The breadth and depth of the general health law experience of the members of our firm distinguishes us from our competitors.  Many of our attorneys have practiced exclusively in health care for many years and in a variety of settings. Their experience, both as former in-house counsel and partners at large law firms, provides Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd. with an historical in-depth context of the changes taking place within the health care industry.

We pride ourselves on our ability to offer clients solutions to problems from different perspectives and to advise them with respect to industry developments, as well as address legal issues that are transactional or regulatory in nature.  We are able to compete with much larger firms because we provide quick access to experienced health care specialists at a reasonable price.  We are flexible in structuring fee arrangements, including capped fee amounts, where necessary, to help clients obtain predictability in legal budgets.

Our philosophy is to provide our clients with our collective legal and business knowledge delivering a service that not only addresses the legal issues but the business and strategic goals of our clients. Our aim is to form strategic relationships where our services are integrated with our clients’ goals in a complementary fashion to further their targeted objectives.  Our clients’ success is our success.

Founded in 1993 by several attorneys previously affiliated with a large Chicago law firm, Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd. has attracted a highly qualified group of attorneys who possess a broad range of proven expertise.

As a smaller law firm, we value excellence over size, and our focus is on practice areas in which we have developed real expertise and can add singular value. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer clients solutions to strategic issues and problems as well as to timely respond to inquiries regarding regulatory and other legal questions.

Our attorneys also understand the need to combine aggressive representation with rigorous cost controls. All of our staff shares a strong commitment to professionalism, integrity, efficiency and results. The combination of these characteristics gives HMBR a unique position in the marketplace and enables the firm to deliver a consistently high level of quality in serving clients.