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: 312-500-8320
Fax: 312-346-8781
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Social Security Disability (20%)
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 2015-2018; 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
  • 40%Workers' Compensation
  • 40%Personal Injury - General
  • 20%Social Security Disability
Focus Areas

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


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Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020

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About Howard Ankin

Admitted: 1993, Illinois

Professional Webpage:


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

Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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


Educational Background:

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

Industry Groups

  • Union
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Office Location for Howard Ankin

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

Phone: 312-500-8320

Fax: 312-346-8781

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Last Updated: 12/4/2019

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