David B. Collins


Dave Collins joined Quinn, Johnston in 1991 after serving as a law clerk to two Illinois appellate court judges. Since that time, his practice has been concentrated in the defense of personal injury and wrongful death cases arising out of all types of accidents. He has handled many catastrophic cases involving traumatic brain injuries, child injuries and child deaths. His counsel is often sought by insurers, self-insureds, third party administrators and other defense attorneys on such cases.

Dave’s current practice focuses on three areas:

  • The defense of local public entities, their elected officials and employees. He has handled over 100 such cases. He is well-versed in the Illinois Local Governmental & Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act and frequently gives presentations to officials and employees of local governmental entities, helping them to understand the immunities available to them under the Act.
  • The defense of cases involving motor vehicle accidents, including those involving commercial vehicles. Dave has handled over 200 such cases and currently handles all such cases for the Greater Peoria Mass Transit District.
  • The defense of premises liability cases arising from incidents occurring on both commercial and residential property. Dave has handled over 100 such cases.


227 NE Jefferson
Peoria , Illinois , 61602
United States

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