About Eames Law Group

 

Brent Eames

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer

As the son of a union carpenter and a union teacher, Brent Eames grew up with a fundamental understanding of the struggles that ordinary people can face when standing up for their rights against corporations and insurance companies. As a result, Mr. Eames has developed a passion for fighting for people and has dedicated his entire career to exclusively representing injured victims, including all forms of wrongful death, personal injury and workers’ compensation litigation.

Mr. 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, Mr. Eames has countless additional victories to his credit totaling 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 Mr. Eames’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, Mr. Eames has represented injured firefighters and police officers in their application for disability benefits pursuant to the Illinois Pension Code. For more information, visit our website and blog:
 IllinoisPoliceandFireLawyer.com.

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Jurisdictions

  • Illinois, 2009
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2010
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, 2014

Education

  • Northern Illinois University College of Law (J.D. cum laude 2009)
  • Western Illinois University (B.A. 2006)

Professional Association

  • 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
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Honors & Awards

  • Illinois Leading Lawyers Emerging Lawyer: Emerging lawyers have been identified by their peers to be among the TOP LAWYERS who are age 40 or younger. Less than 2% of all lawyers licensed in each state have received the distinction of Emerging Lawyer.
  • Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star: a distinction that is limited to fewer than 2.5% of the attorneys in Illinois and awarded according to a polling of lawyers practicing in Illinois.
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum: an honor that is limited to Attorneys across the country who have won million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements for their clients. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.
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Publications & Presentations

  • “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
  • 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).

Someone You Can Trust

Honest, Expert Lawyers

A native of DeKalb, Illinois, Brent lives in the South Loop of Chicago with his wife, Megan, and his children, Carson and Camryn. Brent is actively involved in his communities, including his alma mater, Northern Illinois University College of Law. Brent serves on the Board of Visitors for the College of Law which seeks to increase awareness of the College’s missions and programs within the Illinois legal community.

Practice Areas

Personal Injury

Car Accidents

Construction Accidents

Slips & Fall Injuries

Nursing Home Injuries

Dog Bites

Wrongful Death

Railroad Accidents (FELA)

Workers’ Compensation

Medical Benefits

TTD

Settlements

Police & Firefighter Injuries

We take your case seriously.

The Eames Law Group is dedicated to providing aggressive and expert legal representation to our clients. We will help you obtain the most compensation for your work injury or personal injury accident. Suffering a traumatic injury can be a life-altering and catastrophic experience. We are committed to standing up for you against the insurance companies which seek to push you to the side and sweep your suffering under the rug.

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