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I am an attorney concentrating my practice in representing people and companies in legal disputes regarding contracts, non compete agreements, LLC and partnership agreements, other agreements, construction defects, mechanic's lien issues, and other disagreements that do not involve personal injuries. I also represent people buying and selling both residential and commercial real estate. Finally, I landlords seeking to evict tenants from their property. In this capacity I have represented local landlords as well as landlords from all over the country.


My office is in Naperville, I live in Auora, and I practice throughout the western suburbs.

Additionally, I have given presentations on legal technology issues for the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, The State Bar of Wisconsin, the Chicago Bar Association, the DuPage County Bar Association, the Kane County Bar Association, the Lake County Bar Association, and the Lake County (Indiana) Bar Association. Also, I was the featured speaker at the 2014 Oklahoma Solo and Small Firm Conference..


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 65%
    15 years
  2. Real Estate: 15%
    15 years
  3. Landlord & Tenant: 10%
    15 years
  4. Foreclosure: 5%
    15 years
  5. Contracts & Agreements: 5%
    15 years



Hourly ($260/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jeremiah Stephan

    Bryan is an exceptionally qualified and personable lawyer. I highly recommend his services. Hire him, you won't be disappointed.


    Jeremiah Stephan
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • George Steven Bellas

    Bryan has only one concern, helping others. Bryan places the best interests of his clients above all other considerations. This concern, coupled with his skills as lawyer and his knowledge of technology, places Bryan in a position to offer his clients assistance and guidance that is at the forefront of the challenges facing business owners today.


    George Bellas Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Sims Law Firm, Ltd.

1700 Park St.
Suite 206
Naperville, IL, 60563


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199611/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
TechnoLawyer of the YearTechnoLawyer2005
Judge John V. McCormick Scholarship AwardLoyola University Chicago School of Law1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalSims Law Firm, Ltd.2010 - Present
PartnerThompson, Rosenthal & Watts, LLP2006 - 2010
AssociateJames, Gustafson and Thompson, Ltd.2000 - 2006
Law ClerkIllinois Supreme Court1999 - 2000
Staff AttorneyIllinois Appellate Court1996 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar Association, Committee on Legal TechnologyChair2009 - 2010
DuPage County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Illinois State Bar Association, Committee on Legal TechnologyVice-Chair2008 - 2009
Illinois State Bar Association, Committee on Legal TechnologySecretary2007 - 2008
Illinois State Bar Association, Committee on Legal TechnologyNewsletter Editor2005 - Present
Illinois State Bar Association, Committee on Legal TechnologyMember2004 - Present
Illinois State Bar Association, Committee on Supreme Court RulesMember2001 - 2007
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1996 - 2009
Publication nameTitleDate
Law Office ComputingMultiple reviews of technology products related to the practice of law2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University Chicago School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Wheeling Jesuit UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law Practice Management Committee MeetingUsing Excel in Your Legal Practice2008
Hanging Out Your Shingle Without Hanging YourselfEquipping Your Law Office2008
Coping with Data OverloadIntroduction to Managing Your Documents2008
Coping with Data OverloadLitigation Management Using the CaseMap Suite of Products2008
Solo Small Firm ConferenceThe 21st Century Lawyer: Mobile, Agile, and Connected2007
Solo and Small Firm Conference60 Tips in 60 Minutes2007
Solo and Small Firm ConferenceThe Knights of the Tech Round Table: Problem Solving With the Experts2007
Metadata: The Problem, The Clean-Up, The Ethical DilemmaMetadata: The Problem, The Clean-Up, The Ethical Dilemma2007
Law Practice Management ConferenceLitigation Management Using the CaseMap Suite of Products2007
ITechLaw Annual MeetingThe Ethical Implications of Metadata2007
Bar Leadership ConferenceLeveraging Technology as a Communication Tool2007
Solo and Small Firm ConferenceMetadata: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You2006
Solo and Small Firm ConferenceEffective Client Communications: Blogs, Listservs, and Email2006
Solo and Small Firm ConferenceCan You Hear Me Now? An examination of Blogs and VoIP in a Legal Practice2005
IFPCA Fall MeetingThe ADA and Hiring Practices2001