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Andrea Collins


Direct: 630-743-2189
Assistant: Trisha Billek (630-297-4322)

Andrea represents individuals and companies, concentrating her practice in many aspects of civil litigation, including bodily injury and wrongful death disputes, commercial litigation, catastrophic injury claims, insurance coverage, probate estates, and more. She has extensive jury trial and civil litigation experience, and she often serves as an arbitrator in injury cases. Andrea has authored many legal articles, has presented for both local and national legal organizations, and serves in leadership positions on a number of bar associations.

Outside of work, Andrea enjoys giving back to the community, and she regularly volunteers with Little Friends and WDSRA in the suburbs of Chicago. She loves spending time outdoors, exploring national parks with her family, and competing in agility and sheepherding with her dogs.

Practice Areas:

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2016
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2016

Honors and Awards:

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star – Civil Litigation: 2021 – 2023 honoree


  • Elmhurst University, Adjunct Professor (2022 – present)
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Civil Law Section Chair (2020 – 2021)
  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers, Vice President (May 2021 – present), Director (July 2018 – May 2021)
  • Member: Illinois State Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association, DuPage Association of Women Lawyers (2016 – present)
  • Volunteer: Little Friends, WDSRA, Therapy Dogs International (2017 – present)

Published Works and Certifications:

  • Presentations
    • "Frenemies’ Guide to Bodily Injury Damages and Jury Instructions"; DuPage County Bar Association; Civil Section CLE; March 2023
    • "Navigating the Duty to Defend: Understanding an Insurer’s Obligations to Its Insured"; Defense Research Institute, Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute; July 2021
    • "Motions In Limine: Clearing Landmines Before Trial"; DuPage County Bar Association; Civil Section CLE; June 2021
  • Publications
    • Author, Mental Health Records and Injury Litigation – "Illinois’ Balancing Act of Privacy and Discovery," DuPage County Bar Association Brief, May/June 2023
    • Co-Author, "Concert Security Detail Owes No Duty to Intoxicated Patrons and Drivers in Illinois," Trial Briefs – Illinois State Bar Association Newsletter, December 18, 2019
    • Co-Author, "Illinois Supreme Court upholds 50/50 split on crossclaim for contribution by one 'blameless' principal of a common agent against another," Illinois State Bar Association, Trial Briefs Newsletter, Feb. 2019
    • Author, "Fast Facts about our Female U.S. Supreme Court Justices," Illinois State Bar Association, The Catalyst Newsletter, Dec. 2018
    • Co-Author, "Illinois Supreme Court Green Lights Social Host Liability Case for Fraternity Hazing," Illinois State Bar Association, Trial Briefs Newsletter, May 2018
    • Co-Author, "General Contractor Not Liable for Injury to Subcontractor’s Employee," Illinois State Bar Association, Trial Briefs Newsletter, March 2018
    • Co-Author, "Settlement Plus Stipulation Equals Setoff for Defendant Dram," Defense Research Institute, Insurance Law Discussions, Feb. 2018
    • Author, "An Overview of the History of General Contractor Liability and Evaluation of Current Trends," DuPage County Bar Association Brief, Feb. 2018
    • Author, "An Overview of the Current Meaning of 'Income for Child Support Purposes'," DuPage County Bar Association Brief, Feb. 2017
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