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Brent Eames

Attorney For First Responders
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Our Mission

A Dedicated attorney for first responders

Brent began his legal career working for a law firm which represented municipalities, public pension boards, and public safety organizations. As a result, he learned all aspects of the disability pension process and was provided with the unique perspective of learning exactly how these entities view and may come to contest the disability claims of police officers and firefighters. Ultimately, Brent left this practice in favor of his passion for representing injured victims, as opposed to municipalities, corporations and insurance companies. Today, Brent is a devoted trial attorney and workers’ comp lawyer. He has dedicated his entire career to exclusively representing injured victims, including all forms of personal injury, workers’ compensation and police and fire fighter pension disputes.

Emerging Lawyer

Mr. Eames has been recognized as an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers. 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 have received the distinction of Emerging Lawyer.

Rising Star

Additionally, Attorney Eames has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. This is a distinction that is limited to fewer than 2.5% of the attorneys in Illinois and is awarded according to a polling of lawyers practicing in Illinois.

Million Dollar Advocate

Brent has received the honor of 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

Our history

Passionately Advocating For First Responders

Mr. Eames is an aggressive trial attorney and workers’ comp lawyer 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 Paid Disibility his clients across the State of Illinois.

State-wide recognition

First Responder Lawyer representation for Injured Workers

Attorney Brent Eames has been consistently and repeatedly recognized by various prominent and prestigious legal publications and his peers as a top attorney and workers’ comp lawyer in the State of Illinois. He has lectured on the topic of disability benefits for first responders at legal education seminars on behalf of the Illinois Bar Association. Multiple results from Attorney Eames’s career have been featured for publication in the Chicago Daily Bulletin as worthy of distinction, including a $2,250,000.00 recovery in Rock Island County for a man who was severely injured as a result of an automobile collision, and a $710,000.00 settlement in DuPage County for a man who suffered a shoulder injury as a result of an automobile collision but made a full recovery without any permanent restrictions or limitations.

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“Attorney Brent Eames earned a victory for an injured client before the Workers’ Compensation Commission which included an additional award of over $17,000.00 for penalties and attorney’s fees against the insurance company for what the Arbitrator ruled was unreasonable and vexatious behavior.”

“Attorney Brent Eames represented an injured worker who suffered bilateral knee injuries caused by his work activities. The Petitioner underwent surgery to each injured knee and was disabled from working for 67 weeks. Mr. Eames successfully argued and established that the petitioner’s injuries are causally connected to his work activities thereby securing an award exceeded $225,000.00 in related benefits.”

“Attorney Brent Eames, along with other attorneys of Whiteside & Goldberg, Ltd., were featured in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin for their recent $2,250,000 recovery in Rock Island County. Based on recent jury verdict/settlement research, Mr. Eames obtained one of the largest annual recoveries for an automobile negligence victim in Rock Island County.”