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Bryan Michael Sims

Litigation Attorney at Naperville, IL

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Bryan

Learn Bryan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    65%
    I represent people and businesses in a variety of litigation matters including contract disputes, construction defect disputes, collections, contested foreclosures, real estate disputes, noncompete disputes, and will contests,

    24 years

  2. Real estate
    15%
    I represent people and small businesses in transactions relating to real estate, including the sale and purchase of the property.

    24 years

  3. Landlord or tenant
    10%
    I represent landlords in assisting them in evicting tenants.

    24 years

  4. Contracts and agreements
    5%
    I represent people in forming their own corporations and in negotiating contracts with businesses, including negotiating noncompete contracts on behalf of both individuals and businesses.

    24 years

  5. Foreclosure
    5%
    I represent homeowners who are having a dispute with their mortgage company or who are trying to work out a loan modification.

    24 years

19 YEARS OF LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY TO PRACTICE LAW MORE EFFECTIVELY. CALL

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..

Location

Sims Law Firm, Ltd.
1700 Park St.
Suite 206
Naperville, IL, 60563

Reviews

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Posted by Ryan | April 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
best in town
I have used Brian for many things. He is always there to help and get the job done right.
Posted by Sue | May 4, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A call away...
It's hard to find someone in any profession now a days who will take the time to listen. Attorney Sims is an exception to the rule who went above and beyond for a consultation that by the end of the conversation I knew there was no one else our organization would hire. He utilized the information that we had provided in order to quickly find related court documents and continued to impress me when relaying our next steps. He made clear that although the contract we were inquiring about wasn't the best it wasn't the worst either which was probably the greatest news we've had. Thank you for taking the time to listen Bryan!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 280-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Sims Law Firm, Ltd.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Thompson, Rosenthal & Watts, LLP
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Associate
  • James, Gustafson and Thompson, Ltd.
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Law Clerk
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Staff Attorney
  • Illinois Appellate Court
  • 1996 - 1999
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Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Wheeling Jesuit University
  • B.A.
  • 1993

Associations

  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Committee on Legal Technology
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Committee on Legal Technology
  • Chair
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Committee on Legal Technology
  • Vice-Chair
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Committee on Legal Technology
  • Secretary
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Committee on Legal Technology
  • Newsletter Editor
  • 2005 - 2014
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Committee on Supreme Court Rules
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2007
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2009
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Honors and Awards

  • TechnoLawyer of the Year
  • TechnoLawyer
  • 2005
  • Judge John V. McCormick Scholarship Award
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • 1996

Publications

  • Law Office Computing
  • Multiple reviews of technology products related to the practice of law
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Law Practice Management Committee Meeting
  • Using Excel in Your Legal Practice
  • 2008
  • Hanging Out Your Shingle Without Hanging Yourself
  • Equipping Your Law Office
  • 2008
  • Coping with Data Overload
  • Introduction to Managing Your Documents
  • 2008
  • Coping with Data Overload
  • Litigation Management Using the CaseMap Suite of Products
  • 2008
  • Solo Small Firm Conference
  • The 21st Century Lawyer: Mobile, Agile, and Connected
  • 2007
  • Solo and Small Firm Conference
  • 60 Tips in 60 Minutes
  • 2007
  • Solo and Small Firm Conference
  • The Knights of the Tech Round Table: Problem Solving With the Experts
  • 2007
  • Metadata: The Problem, The Clean-Up, The Ethical Dilemma
  • Metadata: The Problem, The Clean-Up, The Ethical Dilemma
  • 2007
  • Law Practice Management Conference
  • Litigation Management Using the CaseMap Suite of Products
  • 2007
  • ITechLaw Annual Meeting
  • The Ethical Implications of Metadata
  • 2007
  • Bar Leadership Conference
  • Leveraging Technology as a Communication Tool
  • 2007
  • Solo and Small Firm Conference
  • Metadata: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
  • 2006
  • Solo and Small Firm Conference
  • Effective Client Communications: Blogs, Listservs, and Email
  • 2006
  • Solo and Small Firm Conference
  • Can You Hear Me Now? An examination of Blogs and VoIP in a Legal Practice
  • 2005
  • IFPCA Fall Meeting
  • The ADA and Hiring Practices
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

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Real estate Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bryan is a great lawyer, and I recommend his services unconditionally. He has an excellent grasp of technology and actively uses it to be efficient and secure."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bryan is an exceptionally qualified and personable lawyer. I highly recommend his services. Hire him, you won't be disappointed."
Business Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Internet Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I serve on an Illinois State Bar Association with Bryan and he does excellent work. He is extremely competent, dedicated and professional."
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Naperville Litigation Lawyer Bryan Michael Sims
Bryan Michael Sims
Litigation Attorney
Naperville, IL
Licensed for 27 years