Shawn M. Collins

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Environmental 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 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Environmental (30%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (20%)
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 the surrounding areas, including DuPage, Will and Cook counties, with their complex and high-stakes litigation involving environmental contamination, toxic exposure 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, and the American Trial Lawyers Association voted him among the nation's Top 100 Trial Lawyers from 2005 to 2016. He also holds an AV Preeminent* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell as well as recognition from Leading Lawyers in 2016.

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 Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, 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 (30%): Environmental Law

Business Litigation (30%): Non-Compete Agreements

Personal Injury - General (20%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Class Action/Mass Torts (20%): Class Actions, Toxic Torts

Focus Areas

Environmental Law, Non-Compete Agreements, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Class Actions, Toxic Torts

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005, 2007 - 2008, 2012 - 2013, 2015 - 2019

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About Shawn Collins

Admitted: 1987, Illinois

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

Honors/Awards:

  • Leading Lawyer, Leading Lawyers, 2017
  • Honored as a Finalist for the Daily Herald newspaper's "person of the year" award
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Super Lawyer, 2005-2018
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell, 2001-2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2005-2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

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
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: 9/10/2018

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