Howard Ankin for Board of Governors


Howard Ankin

  • ISBA- Worker’s Compensation Section Counsel
  • ISBA—Allerton Conference 2019
  • JMLS Alumni past-president and current member of Alumni Counsel for UIC-JMLS
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services- Board Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers- Board Of Managers, Co-Chair Workers Compensation
  • American Association for Justice—Governor at Large, National Finance Counsel
  • University of Illinois- Urbana 1990
  • John Marshall Law School 1993

Issue Statement

I have the time and the desire to actively help the ISBA.  

University of Illinois- Urbana 1990. John Marshall Law School 1993.

I worked for Peter Ferracutti, Ottawa, out of law school. Thereafter, I worked for Jay Janssen, Peoria. 

I learned to be a lawyer. I tried many cases.  I learned how to help people.

I started my own law practice in 1997. My practice consisted of mostly trying other lawyers cases.  I had a general litigation practice.  The 2008 economy almost did me in.  I began to advertise my services.  I found success conveying an honest assessment of how I can help people.

Today I have an office of about 60 people.  I  confine my practice to workers' compensation, personal injury, and social security.

I was the President of my law school alumni and remain on the alumni counsel.  I am on board of CVLS, providing equal access to justice. I give my time to the ITLA Board of Managers, and as the WC Section Co-Chair. Also AAJ as a Governor, and its National Finance Counsel.  I'm proud to have given lectures and written for the Worker's Compensation Section Counsel for the ISBA.  In addition to having attended other ISBA meetings I was honored to attend the Allerton Conference 2019.

I feel I have depth in understanding what it takes to be a lawyer, run a law practice, and participate in successful law boards.  While I now live and work in Chicago, I spent I good part of my life living and practicing in smaller communities.

I hope my reputation is someone who helps his colleagues and gives back to our profession. I take great pride in being a a lawyer.

Technology is changing our practice. Advocating for laws which protect our profession is the issue of our time.

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