Edward J. Manzke

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Naperville, IL

The Collins Law Firm, P.C.
1770 Park Street, Suite 200
Naperville, IL 60563
Phone: 630-527-1595
Fax: 630-527-1193
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%), Environmental Litigation (20%), General Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Edward J. Manzke is a partner with The Collins Law Firm, P.C., in Naperville, Illinois. A top-rated and nationally recognized trial attorney with more than 28 years of total legal experience, Mr. Manzke focuses his practice solely on personal injury and wrongful death claims, and he provides unmatched advocacy and support to clients throughout the greater Chicagoland region who have suffered serious injuries or lost loved ones due the negligent, careless and unlawful actions of others.

Passionate about helping injured people, Mr. Manzke has achieved considerable success fighting for the rights and entitlements of his plaintiff clients adversely affected by motor vehicle accidents, toxic exposure, medical malpractice, construction accidents, defective products and other preventable tragedies. Over the course of his legal career, he has recovered more than $100 million for his clients, including numerous multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts.

Among his most notable successes, he has recovered more than $72 million in damages on behalf of more than 16,000 plaintiffs in environmental class actions and toxic tort cases, making him a recognized leader in this practice area. In honor for his outstanding professionalism and service, he has earned perennial top rankings and endorsements from his peers along with numerous testimonials and referrals from those he has served.

Mr. Manzke graduated a dean's list scholar from the University of Illinois in 1989, where he was a varsity letter athlete in basketball and won the George Huff Award. He then returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1992, again as a dean's list scholar. He is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Illinois, and he has practiced before the Illinois Appellate Court as well as before the Illinois Supreme Court.

A leader in his field, Mr. Manzke has appeared on various television news outlets, where he has offered in-depth legal commentary on a variety of subjects. He has also taught business communication class at the University of Illinois, and he has facilitated legal classes at the American Institute for Paralegal Studies along with conducting lectures before the Chicago Bar Association on environmental law.

Mr. Manzke is an active member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and the DuPage County and Chicago Bar Associations, among his other professional affiliations. He also routinely volunteers his time and services with the Illinois Pro Bono Center, and he supports his local community through his involvement with The H Foundation's board of directors and other civic and charitable organizations in his area.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Environmental Litigation
  • 10%General Litigation
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Litigation


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2021

About Edward J. Manzke

Admitted: 1992, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.collinslaw.com/edward-j-manzke.html


  • Edward has multiple million-dollar verdicts and settlements

Educational Background

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A. in Economics, Dean's List, Varsity Letter, Student-Athlete Award, 1989


  • Board of Directors for the H Foundation
  • Board of Directors for the Community Career Center
  • Board of Directors for Naperville Youth Basketball Association
  • Illinois "Super Lawyer" for 2006-2007, 2009-2018

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Chicago Bar Association, Environmental Law

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Illinois County Bar Associations
  • State of Illinois, 1992
  • DuPage County Bar Associations, Member Since 1998
  • Chicago Bar Associations, Member Since: 1992
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member Since 1992
  • American Association for Justice, Member Since 1992

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Edward has served on the board of directors for several local non-profit organizations.
  • Illinois Pro Bono Center, Volunteer Advocate


  • “ Ed is a fine plaintiff's attorney, who gets good results while maintaining great ethics. He is practical and pleasant, and knows the law well. I would not hesitate to refer any applicable case to him, which is the highest compliment I can give!”
  • “ I worked with Ed for two years from 2008 through 2009. We have stayed in touch since then. He is an outstanding trial attorney and an outstanding person. ”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Edward J. Manzke

1770 Park Street
Suite 200
Naperville, IL 60563

Phone: 630-527-1595

Fax: 630-527-1193

Last Updated: 5/17/2021

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