Ethylene Oxide/Sterigenics Updates

When You Need a Lawyer Who Will Fight for You


We are committed to providing our clients with exceptional, uninterrupted service while also protecting the health and safety of our staff, clients, and our community. So, for the time being, in response to COVID-19, we will be communicating with new and existing clients by phone, email and video conference.

Is Your Office Currently Open During Normal Business Hours?

Yes. The Collins Law Firm remains open during regular business hours. Most of our staff are working remotely for the time being, but some staff are at the office each day. If you have any questions about how we may be able to help you, you should feel free to contact Firm founder and partner, Shawn Collins, directly at (630) 527-1595, ext. 221.

When and How can I Contact you?

You may contact us 24/7 using the contact form on our website, by email at, or by phone at (630) 527-1595, ext. 220. You may contact individual staff at the firm just as you did before—by phone and email.

What Video Chat Platforms do you Offer for Clients?

We offer Zoom video chats or FaceTime to clients.

Are you Accepting New Clients?

Yes, we are accepting new clients every day. We welcome all new clients, and questions from those who are searching for an attorney.

How can I get Updates Regarding the Status of my Case or Legal Matter?

Nothing has changed. Your attorney will contact you with regular updates on your case, as usual. You may also call, video chat, or email your attorney with questions at any time, including questions about the status of your case.

Are Courts of Law Still Open in my Area? Will my Court Date be Rescheduled?

Many of the courts in our area are temporarily closed and court dates are being rescheduled based on available information about the pandemic. Our attorneys will keep you updated on all changes. You are welcome to contact us directly, if you have specific questions about this.

Will Scheduled Depositions, Mediation, Arbitration, or Settlement Negotiations Occur as Planned?

We have had good success so far in keeping our cases moving, and making sure the important events of a case—like depositions, mediations, etc—occur as scheduled, although, obviously, they are occurring through the use of technology, like zoom, rather than in-person. Your lawyer will keep you apprised of all developments in this area, and you are always welcome to contact us with any specific questions that you may have.

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.