Colleen R. Lawless

Colleen R. Lawless, Shareholder

Colleen R. Lawless joined Londrigan Potter Randle in 2009 upon graduation from law school after serving as the firm's clerk for two years. She was admitted to practice law in Illinois that same year. She concentrates her practice in litigation involving personal injury, employment discrimination and family law. She has successfully represented plaintiffs at trial and effectively negotiated tough settlements at the state and federal level. Mrs. Lawless takes pride in representing her clients through zealous advocacy and honest and reasonable advice.

Mrs. Lawless graduated with honors from Illinois Wesleyan University and received her Juris Doctor with honors from Northern Illinois University School of Law in 2009. While in law school, she was able to gain valuable litigation and practical experience by serving as a 711 Clerk for the Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic in Rockford, Illinois, and as a graduate assistant for Northern Illinois University's Affirmative Action and Diversity Resources Department. Mrs. Lawless also participated in the NIU's Moot Court and Trial Team Competitions.

Practice Areas:

  • Civil Trials and Appeals
  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • General Practice
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Estate Litigation

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 2011
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of Illinois, 2013


  • J.D., cum laude, Northern Illinois University College of Law, 2009
  • B.A., political science & history, cum laude, Illinois Wesleyan University, 2005

Professional Associations:

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Sangamon County Bar Association
  • Central Illinois Women's Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors, The Parent Place

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