Shawn M. Collins

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Environmental Litigation Attorney in Naperville, IL

The Collins Law Firm, PC
 | 1770 Park Street, Suite 200
Naperville, IL 60563
Phone: 630-527-1595
Fax: 630-527-1193
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005, 2007 - 2008, 2012 - 2013, 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Environmental Litigation (30%),
  • General Litigation (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Shawn M. Collins is a partner at The Collins Law Firm, P.C., a practice he founded in 1992. From his law office in Naperville, Illinois, Mr. Collins represents a diverse range of clients throughout Illinois, including DuPage, Will and Cook counties, with their complex and high-stakes litigation involving environmental contamination, toxic torts, personal injury and products liability claims, business and partnership disputes, and other similar matters.

An attorney since 1987, Mr. Collins has achieved unprecedented success advocating on behalf of the rights and interests of those he has served, recovering more than $63 million in settlements and awards to date.

Recognized for his exceptional trial skills and unwavering pursuit of justice, he has received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career. From 2005-2019, the American Trial Lawyers Association has recognized him as one of the nation's Top 100 Trial Lawyers. He also has been the recipient of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell every year from 2001-2019, has been an Illinois Super Lawyer for 11 years, and has been recognized as a Leading Lawyers from 2017-2019. In 2017 he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from America's Top 100 Attorneys.

A 1980 cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting, Mr. Collins is a certified public accountant and served as auditor for a prestigious law firm in Chicago before entering the legal profession. In 1986, he received his Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School, and in 1987 the Illinois State Bar Association admitted him to practice. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S Federal Court.

An accomplished author and speaker, Mr. Collins has published numerous articles and conducted lectures across the country on a variety of topics related to environmental contamination and toxic exposures, and he recently contributed to the book “Environmental Legal Insights; Top Environmental Lawyers Share What They Know Best." He has also appeared on CNN, offering in-depth commentary and insight on issues involving toxic schools, and he maintains an active blog where he provides invaluable information to those suffering from the effects of chemical contamination and environmental pollution.

He is a member of the DuPage County Bar Association, The National Trial Lawyers and the American Association for Justice.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Environmental Litigation (30%)

General Litigation (20%): Litigation

Business Litigation (20%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Personal Injury - General (10%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Class Action/Mass Torts (10%): Class Actions, Toxic Torts

Focus Areas

Litigation, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Class Actions, Toxic Torts

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005, 2007 - 2008, 2012 - 2013, 2015 - 2020

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About Shawn Collins

Admitted: 1987, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.collinslaw.com/Attorneys/Shawn-M-Collins.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2005-2019
  • Super Lawyer, 2005, 2007 - 2008, 2012 - 2013, 2015 - 2020
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell, 2001-2019
  • Leading Lawyer 2017-2019, Leading Lawyer, Leading Lawyers
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Honored as a Finalist for the Daily Herald newspaper's "person of the year" award

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • DuPage Bar Association
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1987
  • American Association for Justice
  • Illinois, 1987
  • National Trial Lawyers

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Hesed House Homeless Shelter, Aurora, IL, Board Member, 2016
  • Driskill Foundation

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Co-Author, "Environmental Legal Insights; Top Environmental Lawyers Share What They Know Best"

Educational Background:

  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Honors: summa cum laude, 1980
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Office Location for Shawn M. Collins

1770 Park Street
Suite 200
Naperville, IL 60563

Phone: 630-527-1595

Fax: 630-527-1193

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Last Updated: 9/19/2019

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