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Brad Pollock is a named partner with Walsh, Knippen, Knight & Pollock. Prior to joining the firm, Brad practiced as a trial lawyer in Chicago, both as an insurance defense attorney and as an attorney representing the rights of injured people. This unique perspective assists Brad in his aggressive representation of his injured clients. Brad concentrates his practice in the area of catastrophic personal injury, including automobile/truck, professional negligence/malpractice and products liability. 


"Success in litigation is a product of unyielding advocacy, commitment andtireless preparation, built upon the foundation of strong client relationships."- Brad Pollock


Some of Brad’s recent honors and appointments include: the distinction of being 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; a Superb rating from AVVO; an appointment from the Illinois Supreme Court to serve on the Committee on Character and Fitness, Second District from 2010 to the present; an appointment to serve as the attorney for the DuPage County Bar Association (Associate General Counsel in 2011 and General Counsel in 2012); President of the American Inns of Court DuPage Chapter (a legal organization of 80 members consisting of accomplished attorneys and Judges, by invitation only) from 2011-2012; appointment to the Illinois Bar Association Tort Committee (focusing on legislation and other issues affecting personal injury law) from 2010 to the present; and appointment in 2011 to oversee the Trial Advocacy program of the DuPage County Bar Association (a program to train practicing lawyers to sharpen their trial skills).


Since joining the firm, Brad has successfully secured numerous settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of his clients in the millions of dollars. One of his accomplishments involved a 2 ½ week medical negligence trial with firm attorney Ed Walsh that resulted in a verdict in favor of the Plaintiff in the amount of $7,287,083.00. The case involved a Defendant physician's failure to properly treat a non-cancerous facial tumor resulting in partial facial paralysis and disfigurement. The unanimous jury verdict far exceeded the Defendant's $500,000.00 settlement offer. Another one of Brad’s accomplishments includes a $5,250,000.00 settlement in a products liability case involving an explosion at an engine testing facility. Brad has secured other million dollar plus verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients.


In addition to his busy practice, Brad serves as an invited lecturer/adjunct professor at Midwestern University speaking to students in the medical field on the Plaintiff's perspective on personal injury and medical malpractice litigation. He has also presented seminars to professional organizations, including one for the DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA) entitled, "Handling the Catastrophic Injury Case from Interview to Verdict." Brad has also donated his time each year since 2000 to act as an invited Judge for the annual John Marshall Law School International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology and Privacy Law, involving law schools from all over the world.


Brad has also served the legal community by serving as the Chairman of the DCBA Civil Practice Committee in 2007-2008. In that role, Brad conducted a 4 week trial advocacy program, which trained attorneys on the techniques of being an effective trial attorney. The course was held at the DuPage County Court House and involved mock trials presided over by well-respected DuPage Judges. The graduation ceremony for the course was held at office of WKKP and included congratulatory remarks by Illinois Supreme Court Justice, Robert Thomas. Other past accomplishments include: From 2009-2010 Brad served as Chairman of the DCBA Committee responsible for Continuing Legal Education; From 2007-2010 he served on the DCBA Judicial Committee, a panel that evaluates Judicial candidates seeking appointment or election to become a Judge.

Brad’s other interests include spending time with his family and physical fitness. Brad competes in and has run numerous road races, including three marathons.


Areas of Practice:

Catastrophic Personal Injury


Professional Negligence


Products Liability

Bar Admissions:

Illinois, 1995

U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1996


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
Representative Cases:

Doe v. Superflow Corporation, Case No. 04 L 12210 (5.25 Million) (Cook County)Bechtol v. Campbell, MD, Case No. 02 L 13991 (7.3 Million) (Cook County)Doe v. Doe, (2.55 Million) (DuPage County Court Case)Knauerhaze v. Allen, M.D, Case No. 00L 10323 ($2.45 Million) (Cook County)Garcia v. Horwitz, MD, Case No. 99 L 4082 ($1.775 Million) (Cook County)Compton v. Ubilluz, MD, Case No. 00 L 546 ($1.73 Million) (DuPage County)Obenauf v. Provena Mercy Center, Case No. 00 LK 630 ($1.35 Million) (Kane County)Hoffman v. The Habitat Company, Case No. 02 L 8245 ($600,000) (Cook County)McAloon v. Marofske, Case No. 03 L 62047 ($600,000) (Cook County)Doe v. Doe, ($780,000) (DuPage County)McCarthy v. Long, Case No. 05 L 1180 ($500,000) (DuPage County)Mason v. Guild, Case No. 06 L 1088 ($375,000) (DuPage County)

Honors and Awards:

2008 Illinois Super Lawyers, 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships:

American Association for Justice (AAJ)


Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA)


Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)


DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA), 2006 - 2008

Civil Practice Committee, Chairman


DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA), 2007 - 2010

Judicial Committee, Appointed


DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA), 2008 - 2009

Vice Chairman Continuing Legal Education Committee


American Inns of Court/DuPage County Chapter

Invited Member, Officer


Practice areas


  1. Defective Products: 24%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 24%
  3. Personal Injury: 24%
  4. Car Accident: 23%
  5. Spinal Cord Injury: 5%

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Contact info

2150 Manchester Road Suite 200
Wheaton, IL, 60187-2476


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199505/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWalsh, Knippen, Knight & Pollock2000 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
DuPage County Bar AssociationGeneral Counsel2012 - Present
Robert E. Jones American Inn of CourtPresident2011 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationTort Committee2010 - Present
DuPage American Inn of CourtBoard Member2008 - Present
DuPage American Inn of CourtInvited MemberN/A
DuPage County Bar Association, CLE CommitteeChairman2009 - 2010
DuPage County Bar AssociationJudiciary Committee2007 - 2010
DuPage County Bar Association, Civil Law and Practice CommitteeChairman2007 - 2008
DuPage County Bar Association, Civil Law and Practice CommitteeChairman2006 - 2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University Chicago School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignSpeechBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Midwestern UniversityPersonal Injury & Medical Negligence Litigation and the Physician Assistant2012
DuPage County Bar AssociationHandling the Catastrophic Injury Case from Interview to Verdict."2010