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Firm Overview

About The Collins Law Firm, P.C.

Founded in 1992, The Collins Law Firm quickly established itself as one of the Chicago area's premier sources of legal representation for victims of negligent, reckless and malicious acts. Since our founding, our attorneys have been recognized as Super Lawyers, Leading Lawyers, Best Lawyers, and Top 100 Trial Lawyers. We have represented hundreds of clients and secured $904 million in settlements and verdicts for them. For the last three years, we have been recognized both nationally and regionally as a Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World report and Best Lawyers. Only a few thousand firms out of more than 400,000 in the United States earn national recognition. The Collins Law Firm has received the following rankings from U.S. News and Best Lawyers: 

  • National Tier 2: Environmental Litigation 
  • National Tier 3: Mass Torts / Class Actions 
  • Regional Chicago Metro Tier 1: Environmental Litigation 
  • Regional Chicago Metro Tier 2: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiff 
  • Regional Chicago Metro Tier 3: Commercial Litigation and Mass Torts / Class Actions

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.

We are Respected Throughout Illinois for Our Litigation Practice

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.

We are known for handling a wide range of complex personal injury, environmental litigation and business litigation cases. Our pledge to each of our clients is that we will work and fight as hard as we can to get the full measure of justice they deserve.

We are Known Nationwide for Our Environmental Law Work

There are very few law firms throughout the country that represent plaintiffs in class action "toxic tort" cases; we are proud to be one of this select group of attorneys. We have many years of experience representing victims of groundwater contamination, air contamination and vapor intrusion. We also handle individual toxic tort cases for people who have contracted cancer due to environmental exposure and property damage cases for neighborhoods impacted by toxic air, water or ground contamination. We have recovered more than $450 million for our environmental clients because our attorneys have the experience, resources and deep knowledge of the complex scientific issues at the heart of these environmental contamination cases.

Environmental contamination is a growing problem throughout the nation. Over the last decade, through our class action cases, we have forced polluters to:

  • Clean up toxic contamination in the environment
  • Provide safe drinking water to over 16,000 people
  • Filter out the air inside homes after dangerous chemical vapors caused contamination
  • Excavate contaminated soil in yards and neighborhoods

We know what kind of stress you, your family and neighbors are under when confronted with the fact that your home and neighborhood have been contaminated by toxic chemicals. As class action attorneys, we are skilled at helping you move toward a common goal, making your community safe again and recovering compensation. Together, and with our representation, we can mount a formidable fight against well-financed corporations that will try to avoid taking responsibility for their actions. As toxic tort attorneys, we will help you get compensation for  illnesses caused by environmental exposure.

We are Recognized as a Top Personal Injury Firm

In addition to our environmental law work, we fight on behalf of the victims of personal injury and their families. Over the years, we have secured favorable settlements and verdicts for people injured in truck crashes, motorcycle accidents, all kinds of car crashes, and pedestrian accidents. We have successfully represented the victims of dog bites, slip and falls accidents, and medical negligence. If you or a loved one was hurt or killed due to a car accident, medical malpractice, defective product or nursing home neglect, our lawyers can provide you with effective, aggressive representation. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will guide you through the complex legal system and fight to get you the maximum compensation, leaving you free to focus on your recovery.

We also put our litigation skills to use on behalf of clients who are suffering financially due to business deals gone bad. Whether it is breach of contract, failing to receive what you are owed or any other type of business dispute, our experienced trial lawyers can fight for you.

Contact us at The Collins Law Firm, P.C., at (630) 527-1784 (Shawn Collins at extension 221 or Edward Manzke at extension 226) if you would like to speak with our experienced lawyers about your environmental law, personal injury or business litigation needs.

Client Reviews
Shawn Collins is a very talented lawyer, as are all the attorneys on his team. I've known and worked with Shawn for more that 30 years. Not only is he a top notch technical litigator but his communication skills are second to none. If anyone I know is ever in need of an attorney, Shawn is my very first recommendation. He gives very solid advice that goes beyond the law. He is someone you can trust to tell you the truth so you are not lead astray in the complex legal world. You really can't find a better advocate. E.M.
We were incredibly satisfied with our experience with The Collins Law Firm. We worked closely with Ed Manzke and found that he had a personal touch and truly got to know us in addition to being knowledgeable and effective in his field. The caring and individual attitude helped us tremendously throughout the entire process and we always felt like our case was in safe hands. We would highly recommend The Collins Law Firm for both its stellar work and dedicated employees. M.A.
My father recommended The Collins Law Firm to me after watching Shawn Collins and Ed Manzke at trial representing Lisle residents against Lockformer. For years, he told us courtroom tales about Shawn and Ed, citing their incredible skill as trial lawyers and how they put the huge Lockformer legal team to shame. So when my son was the victim of a wrongful death, they were my first and only choice. I can't say enough to truly express how grateful I am to The Collin's Law Firm for all that they did for me and my family. This amazing team advocated for me in my darkest moments, surpassing my expectations in every way. I will be forever grateful to Shawn and Ed. K.D.
I have worked with Rob, Shawn and The Collins Law Firm team in connection with both complex business transactions and litigation over the past several years. Shawn is far and away the best business litigation attorney I have worked with. Rob has been our lead attorney on M&A and corporate restructures, and he has delivered each time, and on time. I would highly recommend Rob to get the deal done! W.D.
Rob has been our out-side General Counsel for ten years. As a business with a global presence, it is important that we have the very best legal representation. Rob and the team have guided us through litigation battles, negotiating and drafting our important business contracts, and advising us in our business strategies. He has a great team of lawyers working with him. M.F.