The Collins Law Firm is a top-rated, nationally recognized personal injury, environmental, and business litigation firm. Founded in 1992, by trial lawyer Shawn Collins, the firm quickly gained a reputation for having client-focused, skilled, and aggressive trial lawyers. Since then, our lawyers have been recognized by Super Lawyers, Leading Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and Best Lawyers in America. Moreover, we are ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best law firms in Illinois year after year.

The Collins Law Firm’s record of success is one of the reasons why. Our firm has recovered over $512 million dollars for our personal injury, environmental, and business clients. While we are proud of this accomplishment, our mission is about so much more. We believe that great lawyers give a voice to those who don't have one. That’s why we fight so tenaciously for clients who have been injured by exposure to toxic chemicals, environmental contamination, car accidents, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, defective products, unsafe drugs, and unfair business conduct. We do not give up until justice is served.

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

  • Personal Injury
  • Car and Truck Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Injury
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Toxic Chemical Exposure
  • Groundwater Contamination
  • Business Litigation
  • Partnership Disputes

If you have been injured in the greater Chicagoland area, or indeed anywhere in Illinois, our trial lawyers have the experience, resources, and proven track record to successfully litigate your case and maximize your recovery. In fact, our jury verdicts and settlements have set records for their amounts and have been recognized by local, state, and national media outlets. As a result, our attorneys are sought after to litigate cases in the Chicago area and all around the country. Courage, integrity, intelligence, compassion. When you need a champion to fight for you, call The Collins Law Firm. Contact us today at 630-527-1595 ext. 220 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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