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Shawn Collins Selected as Law 360 Environmental MVP for 2023

Naperville, IL (10/24/2023) - Shawn Collins of The Collins Law Firm in Naperville, IL has been chosen as a 2023 Environmental MVP by Law 360 due to his work on the Sterigenics litigation in Cook County. IL. Shawn served as a co-lead of the Plaintiffs Executive Committee in the In re Willowbrook Ethylene Oxide Litigation, which reached a $408 million settlement for more than 800 plaintiffs who had contracted cancer after breathing carcinogenic ethylene oxide from a Sterigenics facility in their community. Shawn also served as co-counsel for the plaintiff in the first case that went to trial, Kamuda v. Sterigenics, et al, helping to secure Illinois' largest-ever single plaintiff verdict, $363 million for the client----$325 million of which was for punitive damages due to the polluters' reprehensible conduct.

Law 360's MVP of the Year awards are given to five attorneys throughout the U.S. in 37 separate practice areas. The attorneys selected as Law 360 MVPs for 2023 had extraordinary victories and contributed most to their practice area in the past year. They distinguished themselves from their peers through high-stakes litigation, record-breaking deals, and complex global matters. Law360 is a trusted source for legal news and analysis, covering major developments in litigation, legislation, and transactions. A team of Law360 editors selected the 2023 MVP winners after reviewing more than 900 submissions.

Shawn Collins' legal work is motivated by his desire to hold the powerful accountable and help people who are overlooked, ignored, and harmed by polluters and government regulators who don't do their job. "I do this because I want to make the legal system work for people and communities who have feel they have no voice or power. It is meaningful and important work, and I am grateful to Law 360 for recognizing that," said Shawn.

About The Collins Law Firm: The Collins Law Firm is an environmental, personal injury, and commercial litigation firm in Naperville, IL that has become a leader in plaintiffs' environmental litigation. Regularly selected a Best Law Firm by U.S. News and World Report, the firm has recovered over $950 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.