Bradley N. Pollock
Brad Pollock is a senior partner with Walsh, Knippen, Pollock & Cetina, Chartered. He has been practicing law since 1995 and concentrates his practice on compassionately and aggressively representing seriously injured clients. Brad understands the profound physical, emotional, and financial tolls that a serious injury can have not only on his injured clients, but also on their families. He practices in the areas of personal injury, traumatic brain injury, wrongful death, construction negligence, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, product liability, automobile and trucking accidents, animal attacks, and fall injury. As a trial lawyer, Brad has obtained record setting money verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients throughout the Chicagoland area, which have been featured in the news media.
While the award of money damages cannot undo the life changing effects of a traumatic injury, it can provide necessary compensation for the losses and future needs experienced by victims of wrongful conduct. Some of Brad’s noteworthy cases include a Cook County, Illinois settlement award of $18,605,733.00 to a Chicago construction worker who suffered a brain injury following the collapse of a piece of construction equipment; a DuPage County record result of $3,125,000.00 for an ankle injury; a Will County medical malpractice record verdict of $1,066,000.00 on behalf of an 82 year old woman that sustained a hand injury; Ed Walsh and Brad hold the record for a paraplegia injury in DuPage County, Illinois amounting to $5,700,000.00; a $7,287,087.00 medical malpractice jury verdict in Cook County, Illinois; and a $5,250,000.00 settlement in a Cook County, Illinois explosion case, along with other multimillion dollars verdicts and settlements.
In addition to practicing law, Brad serves the legal community by holding various honorary positions, which include the following: appointment by the Illinois Supreme Court to serve as the Chairman of its Committee on Character and Fitness for the Second District; appointment by the Illinois Supreme Court to its Civil Jury Instruction Committee; serving on the Board of Managers for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA); serving on the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Tort Committee since 2010; appointment to the ISBA Civil Practice Committee in 2014; acting as General Legal Counsel for the DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA) from 2011-2013; Past President of the American Inns of Court Robert E. Jones Chapter; serving on the Advisory Committee for the College of DuPage Paralegal Program; acting as invited lecturer at Midwestern University for over 10 years.
Brad has been named a “Super Lawyer” (limited to the top five percent of lawyers in the State of Illinois) by Illinois Super Lawyers from 2008 to the present and has also been selected by his peers as a Leading Lawyer in Personal Injury Law. He is also an invited member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers since 2013 and holds a Superb rating from AVVO. Brad has given numerous lectures to fellow attorneys in the area of injury litigation.
Brad received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in 1992 where he obtained a B.A. with Distinction. He then attended Loyola University Chicago School of Law and obtained his J.D. in 1995. There he received the prestigious American Jurisprudence Award in Appellate Advocacy.
- Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1995
Honors: Recipient, Prestigious American Jurisprudence Award in Appellate Advocacy
- University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1992
B.A. with Distinction
- Bar Admissions:
- U.S. District Court (Northern District of Illinois), 1996
- Illinois, 1995
- Professional Associations:
- Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)
- Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA)
- Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
- DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA)
- American Inns of Court/DuPage County Chapter