Shawn Collins Named Nation’s Top One Percent by The National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Naperville, IL (June 20, 2023) – Naperville attorney Shawn Collins, of The Collins Law Firm, has been selected as one of the Nation’s Top Attorneys for 2023 by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to recognize the attorneys who elevate the standard of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate. Less than 1% of practicing attorneys are chosen as members of the Nation’s Top Attorneys.

Shawn has dedicated over twenty years to fighting for justice for communities and individuals who have been harmed by environmental contamination. He and his firm have recovered hundreds of millions in compensation for clients who have been diagnosed with cancer after being exposed to carcinogens from corporate polluters as well as for clients whose homes and families have been endangered by contamination from a nearby factory. Shawn and the firm have also brought active change to communities, forcing polluters to clean up their contamination, securing clean water for families and homes, and installing in-home environmental mitigation systems for clients endangered by corporate negligence.

“Families, individuals, and communities rely on me to stand up to the corporate polluters that are endangering their homes and health,” said Shawn. “Winning environmental cases for my clients and getting recognized for those results is proof that I am doing the right thing.”

NADC members are thoroughly vetted by a research team, selected by a blue-ribbon panel of attorneys with status from independently neutral organizations, and approved by a judicial review board as exhibiting virtue in the practice of law. Due to the incredible selectivity of the appointment process, only the top one percent of attorneys in the United States are awarded membership in NADC. This elite class of advocates consists of the finest leaders of the legal profession from across the nation.

About The Collins Law Firm: The Collins Law Firm is an environmental, personal injury, and commercial litigation firm serving the greater Chicago area, the Midwest, and beyond. The firm and its attorneys have won numerous awards and recovered over $900 million in verdicts and settlements for clients. For more information about The Collins Law Firm, please visit

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.