EXPERIENCED TRIAL ATTORNEYS PROTECTING YOUR RIGHTS
Our attorneys have more than 100 years of combined experience. We are a well-established North Shore law firm with a reputation for professionalism and successful results.
J. MATTHEW DUDLEY
A co-founder of the firm of Dudley & Lake, Mr. Dudley handles complex medical malpractice and personal injury litigation. He has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in counties throughout Illinois.
THOMAS M. LAKE
Thomas Lake co-founded the law firm of Dudley & Lake, LLC in 2001. He has successfully prosecuted both personal injury and worker’s compensation claims in the Chicago land area and collar counties.
PETER M. SCHLAX
Peter joined Dudley & Lake, LLC after a 12 year partnership with Sullivan, Smith, Hauser & Noonan, Ltd. Peter has long been recognized for his excellence in the field of both worker’s compensation and personal injury
KEVIN J. GOLDEN
Mr. Golden is the managing partner of the Chicago Office of Dudley & Lake, LLC. Kevin worked in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office from 1992 to 2000. He was working in the gang crime unit when he left the office and began working for a prominent personal injury firm in Chicago, Illinois.
Samantha Papagianis received her law degree at DePaul University College of Law in 1992 and obtained her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in 1989. Samantha Papagianis has years of experience representing personal injury clients in cases such as medical malpractice actions, wrongful death claims, and catastrophic auto collisions.
DANIEL T. SMART
Dan has been an associate at Dudley & Lake since 2014 after serving as a law clerk for the firm throughout law school. Dan devotes his entire practice to representing injured individuals and families in the Chicagoland area and collar counties, as well as counties in Central Illinois.
David G. Pribyl has achieved many multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of clients across the country, earning him a national reputation for excellence in plaintiff law. Mr. Pribyl has recovered verdicts and settlements totaling over $80 million on behalf of clients since 1999.
Marisa Schostok joined Dudley and Lake, LLC. as an associate in January of 2016. Ms. Schostok concentrates her practice in the areas of personal injury, nursing home negligence, wrongful death and medical malpractices cases.
Attorney Alex Campos is a trial lawyer and an associate at Dudley and Lake, where his primary area of practice is representing victims and their families in medical negligence and other personal injury matters.
Jesse is a blue collar worker in a white collar industry. After years of seeing injustices play out firsthand, he found himself called to protect the rights of those injured at the hands of healthcare workers. He proudly joined forces with Dudley & Lake in 2022.
JOHN M. BURKE
John M. Burke is of counsel to the firm, having previously founded the firm of Burke & Burke in Chicago. He has specialized in plaintiffs personal injury work emphasizing products liability, medical malpractice and construction accidents.