We are Known Throughout Illinois for Our Litigation Practice

Founded in 1992, The Collins Law Firm has quickly established itself as one of the Chicago area's premier sources of legal representation for victims of negligent, reckless and malicious acts.

Whether you are suffering from injuries obtained in a car accident, illegal toxic chemical dumping is making you sick or a bad business deal is causing you to lose money, our experienced trial attorneys can help you recover compensation for your losses and injuries.

While we are based in Naperville, Illinois, our trial attorneys litigate cases in the Chicago area and throughout the country. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following: 

  • Personal Injury
  • Car Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Wrongful Death
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Toxic Chemical Exposure
  • Groundwater Contamination
  • Business Litigation
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Breach of Contract

Whether you are injured in Cook, DuPage, Will or any of the other 102 counties in Illinois, we have the experience, resources, and proven track record of success to litigate your case and maximize your recovery. Our jury verdicts and settlements have been recognized by local, state and national media outlets, and have set records for their amounts. Call 630-527-1595 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Shawn M. Collins

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois
    • Member Since: 1987
  • U.S. Federal Court
    • Member Since: 1987
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • American Association for Justice
  • DuPage Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association

Education:

  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 1986
  • B.B.A.Acct., summa cum laude, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1980

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Leading Lawyer 2018-2020
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, 2005 - 2020
  • Super Lawyer, 2005 - 2020
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent, 2001 - 2020
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Award

Attorney Edward John Manzke

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
    • Member Since: 1992
  • American Association of Justice
    • Member Since: 1992
  • Chicago Bar Association
    • Member Since: 1992
  • DuPage County Bar Association
    • Member Since: 1998

Education:

  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, Urbana, Illinois, 1992
    • Dean's List
  • B.A., University of Illinois, 1989
    • Major: Economics
    • Dean's List, Varsity Letter, Student Athlete Award

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Illinois Super Lawyer, 2006-2007, 2009-2018

Attorney Robert L. Dawidiuk

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education:

  • J.D. cum laude, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • Honors: Law Review Honors: Order of John Marshall Honors: Judicial Extern Clerk to the Honorable John K. Madden in Cook County Chancery Court Honors: Council of Higher Education Scholarship

Attorney Leonard E. Hudson

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin

Education:

  • J.D., John Marshall Law School, 2007
    • magna cum laude
    • Law Review Executive Editor
    • Distinguished Scholar (full tuition scholarship)
    • Judicial Extern to Hon. Anne M. Burke, Illinois Supreme Court
    • Judicial Extern to Hon. Themis Karnezis, Illinois Appellate Court
    • CALI Awards for the highest grade in Torts, Property, and Constitutional Law
  • B.S., Illinois State University, 1997
    • magna cum laude

Attorney Erin E. Showerman

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2015

Education:

  • J.D., The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 2009
    • Honors: Dean’s List: Fall 2008; CALI Award Estates and Trusts
  • B.A., The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2006
    • Major: History
    • Minor: Italian Language

Attorney John D. Risvold

Bar Admissions:

  • Chicago Bar Association
    • Director – Young Lawyers Section, Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
    • Amicus Curiae Committee Member
  • American Association for Justice
  • DuPage County Bar Association

Education:

  • J.D., University of Missouri School of Law, 2012
    • Honors: Order of Barristers
    • R. David Ray Excellence in Trial Advocacy Award
    • Journal of Dispute Resolution
  • B.A., University of Missouri, 2008
    • Major: Political Science, English

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Trial Practice
  • R. David Ray Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • 2017 Super Lawyers Rising Star

Attorney Margaret Galka

Bar Admissions:

  •  Illinois, 2018

Education:

  • J.D., Vermont Law School, 2018
    • Graduated Magna cum Laude
  • B.A., University of Vermont, 2014
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Environmental Studies

Attorney Timothy P. Collins

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2019

Education:

  • J.D., The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 2013
  • B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009
    • Major: History

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