About Brent Eames

Brent Eames is the owner and founder of Eames Law Group, Ltd.  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 multimillion dollar corporations and insurance companies.

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Top Performing Workers’ Comp, Personal Injury, and First Responder Attorney in Illinois

Mr. Eames has developed a passion for fighting for people. He has dedicated his entire career to exclusively representing injured victims in claims for civil personal injury, workers’ compensation, wrongful death, and benefit claims for first responders. Throughout his career, Brent Eames has developed an extensive track record of success. He has handled and tried cases for injured victims across the state of Illinois, totaling millions and millions of dollars in recoveries.

Brent’s legal skills and advocacy have resulted in numerous recognitions and awards.  He has been recognized as among the best personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys in Chicago, and has been voted by his peers and multiple prominent legal publications to be among the top lawyers in the entire state of Illinois.  He has been appointed to leadership positions by the Illinois State Bar Association. He is a frequent lecturer at educational seminars on workers’ compensation on behalf of the ISBA.

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 trial verdict 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 continued to build upon this success across Illinois in claims for personal injury and workers’ compensation claims.  He practices in all courts, including the trial court level, the Illinois Appellate Courts, and all matters before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.

A large focus of Mr. Eames’s practice is dedicated to representing firefighters, EMTs, and police officers injured in the line of duty. In addition to workers’ compensation hearings, Brent frequently represents firefighters, EMTs, and police officers in their applications for disability benefits under the Illinois Pension Code, as well as lawsuits and claims related to PSEBA and PEDA benefits. For more information, visit our dedicated website and blog:

Brent's Professional Associations

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


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

Practicing Jurisdictions

  • Illinois (Since 2009)
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois,

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 limited to fewer than 2.5% of the attorneys in Illinois and awarded according to a poll of lawyers practicing in Illinois.
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum: an honor 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.

Speaking & 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).
  • "Preparing Your Case for Trial: A Petitioner and Respondent
    Perspective," Illinois State Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Feb. 21, 2022
  • "Case Law Update,” Illinois State Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Oct. 09, 2023

    Legal Awards & Memberships