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Brent R. Eames - Chicago, IL

47 W. Polk St.#320 Chicago, IL 60605

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Updated: 06/02/2022

Chicago Workers' Compensation Lawyer

Overview

Brent Eames is an aggressive trial attorney who has an established track record of securing top-dollar verdicts, awards and settlements on behalf of his clients. This began during his first year of practice, when at the age of 26, Mr. Eames obtained a judgment in LaSalle County for over $1,200,000.00 on behalf of an injured pedestrian who was struck by an automobile at a high rate of speed, causing serious injuries...

Brent Eames is an aggressive trial attorney who has an established track record of securing top-dollar verdicts, awards and settlements on behalf of his clients. This began during his first year of practice, when at the age of 26, Mr. Eames obtained a judgment in LaSalle County for over $1,200,000.00 on behalf of an injured pedestrian who was struck by an automobile at a high rate of speed, causing serious injuries. In the years since, Brent Eames has countless additional victories to his credit totaling many millions of dollars, and he continues to fight for and secure maximum recoveries for his clients across the State of Illinois in both claims for civil personal injury and workers' compensation.

A large focus of Brent's practice is dedicated to the representation of firefighters and police officers who have been injured in the line of duty. In addition to workers' compensation hearings, Brent has represented injured firefighters and police officers in theirapplications for disability benefits pursuant to the Illinois Pension Code.

About Brent R. Eames

Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation 50%
  • Personal Injury - Plaintiff 50%

Litigation

  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Owner

Languages

  • English

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2014

Other Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association – Workers’ Compensation Section Council Member
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law Board of Visitors
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law Alumni Council (Past President)
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • WCLA

Education

  • Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb, Illinois, 2009
    J.D.
    Honors: cum laude
  • Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois, 2006
    B.A.
    Major: Political Science

Pro Bono Activities

  • NIU College of Law Board of Visitors
  • Lemont Youth Baseball Coach, 2021 - Present

Classes and Seminars

  • “Coordinating Workers’ Compensation Law with Public Employees,” Illinois State Bar Association Spring Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Feb. 17, 2020
  • “Electronic Evidence and Social Media,” Illinois State Bar Association Fall Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Oct. 14, 2019
  • “Coordinating Workers’ Compensation Benefits for First Responders,” Illinois State Bar Association Fall Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Oct. 9, 2017
  • Preparing Your Case for Trial: A Petitioner and Respondent Perspective - Illinois State Bar Association Spring Workers' Compensation Seminar February 21, 2022

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Brent R. Eames

Included on the 2024 Illinois list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Illinois Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Brent R. Eames on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Illinois Leading Lawyers Emerging Lawyer
  • Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

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Office Information

Address

47 W. Polk St.#320 Chicago, IL 60605

Fax

  • 312-380-0540

Office Hours

M-F 8:00am - 6:30pm; Sat 8:00am - 12:30pm; Sun by Appointment

Publication

Articles

  • Navigating Uncharted Waters: A Guide to Spotting Jurisdiction Under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Trial Journal of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Volume 16, Number 2 (Summer 2014)
  • “The claimant’s attorney’s point of view for workers’ compensation claims” – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ 15th Annual AAOS Occupational Orthopaedics and Workers’ Compensation Course: A Multidisciplinary Perspective – November 1, 2013
  • Building a Winning Slip-and-Fall Case: How to Utilize the Building Code to Win Premises Liability Claims, Trial Journal of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Volume 13, Number 1 (Winter 2011)

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