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Bradley M. Lakin


| Founding Lawyer

Brad has practiced civil litigation since 1997.  He concentrates his practice in complex litigation, nursing home cases, personal injury, product liability, mass tort, Jones Act, and railroad (FELA) injuries. He is recognized for his skills as an attorney, as a leader, and as an advocate at both the state and federal levels for the legal clients he serves. The courtroom is his passion.

Brad is one of 44 Designated Legal Counsel for the United Transportation Union.  The UTU represents over 125,000 railroad, bus and mass transit workers nationwide. Brad began aggressively trying nursing home abuse cases after tragedy struck a family member. He tried a suit against Fayette County Long Term Care which resulted in a $1.5 million judgment for the plaintiff.  Brad also successfully represented two burn victims in a product liability suit against Ford Motor Company that resulted in a $43 million verdict. He has tried cases in Oklahoma, Arkansas, West Virginia, Nebraska, Missouri, Ohio and Illinois. Brad has repeatedly been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer and in 2006 as one of Forty Illinois Lawyers Under Forty to Watch.

Brad was born and raised in Madison County.  He, his wife, and two children now reside in Scottsdale, Arizona.


  • Northern Illinois University College of Law (J.D., 1997)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.A., 1992)