When You Need a Lawyer Who Will Fight for You

Attorney Profiles

Meet Our Attorneys

The firm's partners have been recognized for several years as Illinois' Super Lawyers. Learn more about each of our attorney's professional background by following the links below.

Partners
Picture of Shawn M. Collins
Partner / Owner
Naperville, IL
Associates
Picture of Jinah  Hong
Associate
Naperville, IL
Picture of John  Risvold
Associate
Naperville, IL
Picture of Margaret Galka
Associate
Naperville, IL
Of Counsel
Picture of John A. Sopuch III
Of Counsel
Naperville, IL

At The Collins Law Firm, our team of attorneys is led by founder Shawn M. Collins, a skilled trial lawyer with nearly 30 years of experience in high-stakes litigation.

Shawn has built a team that shares his commitment to fighting on behalf of individuals and families who are suffering due to another party's negligence, recklessness or misconduct.

Joining Shawn are his law partners Edward J. Manzke and Robert L. Dawidiuk. Edward, an accomplished personal injury attorney, has over 20 years of experience representing those injured or killed in accidents. Robert has extensive litigation experience representing financial institutions and has quickly become a leading practitioner in this area of law.

Our experienced attorneys have the knowledge and skills you need to take the fight to corporations and insurance companies that do not have your best interests at heart. Call Shawn Collins, ext. 221, or Edward Manzke ext. 226, at (630) 527-1595, to discuss your case.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
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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.