Class of 2009
Whiteside & Goldberg, Ltd.
Brent Eames is a trial attorney with Whiteside & Goldberg, Ltd. in Chicago, Illinois. His practice focuses on all areas of plaintiff’s personal injury and petitioner's workers’ compensation litigation.
Brent has been named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine. This is an honor bestowed to no more than the top 2.5% of attorneys in the State of Illinois who are 40 years-old or younger, or who have been practicing law for ten years or less. Additionally, Brent is a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This honor is limited to Attorneys across the country who have won million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements for their clients. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. Achieving this distinction at the age of 26, Brent was noted to be one of the youngest members in the history of the organization.
Brent received his B.A. in political science from Western Illinois University in 2006 and his J.D. cum laude from Northern Illinois University College of Law in 2009. While at WIU, Brent was a four-year member of the Division I swimming and diving team, achieving the rank of Captain his senior year. At NIU, Brent was honored at commencement to receive the College of Law's awards for Outstanding Contribution to the College of Law Community, as well as Greatest Contribution to the Advocacy Programs.