Howard Ankin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Chicago, IL

Ankin Law Office LLC
 | 10 N. Dearborn St., Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-600-0000
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Howard Ankin and his father, Paul B. Ankin, founded Chicago's Ankin Law Office LLC nearly two decades ago. Today, Mr. Ankin continues to focus on protecting the rights of Illinois residents suffering from injuries, illnesses and permanent disabilities. He represents clients in a wide range of case types, including:

  • Personal injury
  • Wrongful death
  • Medical malpractice
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Social Security Disability
  • Workers' compensation
  • Mass torts and class actions
  • Product liability

Mr. Ankin began his legal career in 1993 after earning his law degree from The John Marshall Law School. Howard Ankin is admitted to practice before all Illinois' state courts and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois.

Since the early days of his career, attorney Ankin has enjoyed a reputation as a highly successful trial attorney. In fact, he secured $1 million for a client in only his third year as an attorney. Since that major victory, he has never looked back, and now manages a firm of more than 50 people representing injured people throughout the state.

As a result of Mr. Ankin's dedication to protecting victims, he has earned a number of accolades.

Mr. Ankin was selected as a Leading Lawyer in 2016; a Super Lawyer in 2014 and 2015; recognized by the Work Injury Lawyers' Guild as one of the nation's top injury attorneys; and was honored by the Trial Lawyers Board or Regents as being in the top 1% of litigators.

The Chicago Teamsters Hispanic Caucus honored him with an award of gratitude for his work on behalf of its members; the Teamsters National Black Causcus, Chicago chapter, awarded Mr. Ankin the Commitment and Support Award;  the Evangelistic Outreach Deliverance Ministry awarded him the Apostle Jackson Outstanding Service Award; and the Another Chance Baptist Church awarded him the Friend of the Church Award.

In addition to Mr. Ankin's work in the courtroom, he is also active in the legal community. He is a member of a number of organizations, including the Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. 

Mr. Ankin is the owner and manager of 10 N Dearborn Street. 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Workers' Compensation (50%)

Personal Injury - General (50%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017

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About Howard Ankin

Admitted: 1993, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://ankinlaw.com/howard-ankin/#

Honors and Awards:

  • Leading Lawyer, 2016
  • Workers'Injury Law & Advocacy Group Top 100 Injured Workers' Attorneys, http://www.slideshare.net/hankin/scan0463, 2015
  • Another Chance Baptist Award Service Award, 2014
  • Alberta Hall Humanitarian Award, Bishop Paul Hall Community Center, 2013
  • Award of Gratitude, Chicago Teamsters Black Caucus, 2012
  • Award of Gratitude, Chicago Teamsters Hispanic Caucus, 2009
  • Outstanding Service Award, Apostle Florida Jackson Church, 2005
  • Top Litigator - Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury, Trial Lawyers Board or Regents
  • One of the nation's top injury attorneys, Work Injury Lawyers' Guild
  • Apostle Jackson Outstanding Service Award, Evangelistic Outreach Deliverance Ministry
  • Commitment and Support Award, Teamsters National Black Causcus, Chicago chapter

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-A), 1995
  • US District Court, Central District of IL, 1994
  • US District Court, Northern District of IL, 1993
  • Illinois State Bar, 1993

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • 2017
  • 2017
  • Work Injury Lawyers Guild - Board Member , 2008
  • Workers Compensation Lawyers Association
  • Friend of Labor and Labor Locals
  • Decalogue Society
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Work Injury Lawyers Association
  • Decalogue Society
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Third vice president of the John Marshall Law School Alumni Board., 2016
  • Executive Committee Secretary, The John Marshall Law School Alumni Association, 2015
  • Initiating sponsor and Major Contributor to Friends United annual campaign for Juvenile Diabetes, 2014
  • Sponsor, Chicago Museum of Broadcasting, 2014
  • Host Sponsor for Junior Board of the National Holocaust Memorial Museum Annual Campaign, 2014
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Race Judicate, 2014
  • Standard Club of Chicago
  • John Marshall Law School Alumni Board
  • J.U.F. of Greater Chicagoland

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Overview of Workers Compensation, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, 2010

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Educational Background:

  • B.S., College of Communications at the University of Illinois – Champaign/Urbana, 1990

Industry Groups

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  • Office Location for Howard Ankin

    10 N. Dearborn St., Suite 500
    Chicago, IL 60602

    Phone: 312-600-0000

     

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