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Robert L. Dawidiuk

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Phone: (630) 527-1784 Ext: 232
Fax: (630) 527-1193

1770 Park St #200
Naperville, Illinois 60563

Robert Dawidiuk joined the Firm in 2003. Rob focuses his practice in representing financial institutions and national corporations in commercial credit facility litigation, secured contracts and property litigation, commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation and a wide-variety of transactional matters.

Recent Successes

  • Represented lender in documentation of $55 million syndicated credit facility
  • Represented international company for its $900 million manufacturing contract; won summary judgment on $10 million claim on behalf of commercial bank
  • Part of team securing settlement valued in excess of $35 million on behalf of luxury condominium owners, in out-of-state arbitration
  • Obtained class certification and successful settlement exceeding $7 million on behalf of class of bank stock holders
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of multi-million dollar claim asserted against client FDIC as receiver of failed bank
  • Since January 2013, sold or documented over $200 million in restructured commercial credit facilities on behalf of the Firm's lending clients, facilitating renovation and growth in DuPage County, Cook County, Kane County, and Will County
  • Negotiated and documented $8 million credit refinance on behalf of 501(c)(3) with out-of-state bank
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice on behalf of bank client in suit from opposing bank for breach of contract seeking $1.5 million in damages
  • Defeated a temporary restraining order seeking to freeze more than $500,000 of assets of a manufacturing client, allowing the client to continue operating its facilities
  • Dismissed case asserting contract, fraud, warranty, and tort claims seeking damages exceeding $875,000, plus attorneys' fees, from an international manufacturing client
  • Obtained dismissal, with prejudice, of a shareholder derivative suit seeking $30 million from former bank directors
  • Dismissed, with prejudice, lawsuit seeking $4 million from former bank director
  • Dismissed, with prejudice, lawsuit seeking damages in the amount of $3.5 million for breach of fiduciary duty against bank director and officer


  • Division of Banking, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

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

Professional & Bar Association Memberships


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

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.