Gainsberg Law is proud to introduce Thomas R. Prible, the 2021 winner of the Gainsberg Law Annual Scholarship Award. Tom is a 1L student at Indiana University McKinney School of Law. He has an interesting story, and we’re pleased to introduce you to him today.
About Tom Prible
For the last 20 years, Tom has taught History and English to middle school students: first in Colorado, and then later in Indianapolis. He’s always been a go-getter, having co-authored a book on Writing and Rhetoric, and earning his Principal Licensure along the way. He’s earned the title of Master Teacher and currently serves as the Department Chair at The Oaks Academy, a nationally recognized school providing a classical education to a racially and socioeconomically diverse population. He served as a Worship Pastor and then later as the Worship Director for his Church, and even started his own company as a personal trainer in 2020.
And he’s done all of this while applying to law school, and while he and his wife raise his three children. Tom exemplifies the drive and passion that we look for in a scholarship candidate.
Over the years, Tom has witnessed a real need for dedicated, passionate civil justice advocates, especially for those whose families are less affluent. His work, his faith, and his commitment to justice have all influenced his decision to go back to school and pursue a law degree with the goal of helping people: “Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.”
About the Gainsberg Law Annual Scholarship Award
Every year, Gainsberg Law awards $2500 to an aspiring lawyer who is ready to help right wrongs and protect our civil justice system. Applicants for the Gainsberg Law Annual Scholarship Award must submit proof of enrollment in an accredited university or college, as well as academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, and an essay about why they are interested in the law.
Tom told us that the scholarship award would be a true gift, as his oldest child is also in college – and he and his wife have two more children in high school who plan to go to college. The higher education bills would be, to use his word, “formidable,” and education – though worthy – is not often a lucrative career choice. But the Prible family believes in the power of education and the good that it can do. Tom’s unique experiences have led him on this path, and we are thrilled that we can help him travel it. We hope you will join us in congratulating him and wishing him well on his latest journey.
Neal S. Gainsberg has spent the last 20 years fighting to protect the rights of the injured in Chicago and throughout Illinois. From consumer rights and bankruptcy to catastrophic injuries and wrongful death, Mr. Gainsberg stands up to large corporations, insurance companies, creditors and hospital administrators to ensure that his clients’ futures are safe and secure. Learn More