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

J. MATTHEW DUDLEY

Co-Founder

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 M. LAKE

Co-Founder

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 M. SCHLAX

Partner

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

KEVIN J. GOLDEN

Partner

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.

JACQUELYN D. MELIUS

JACQUELYN D. MELIUS

Partner

Jacquelyn D. Melius is a partner at Dudley & Lake, L.L.C. who practices primarily out of the Libertyville office. Ms. Melius has been with the firm since its creation in 2001, and has successfully tried and settled personal injury and medical malpractice claims in the Chicagoland area and collar counties.

SAMANTHA SINDLES

SAMANTHA SINDLES

Associate

Samantha Sindles received her law degree at DePaul University College of Law in 1992 and obtained her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in 1989. Samantha Sindles 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

DANIEL T. SMART

Associate

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 PRIBYL

DAVID PRIBYL

Of Counsel

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

MARISA SCHOSTOK

Associate

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.

JOE LLOYD

Associate

Joe joined Dudley & Lake in June of 2016. Joe brings significant experience handling personal injury matters having previously handled wrongful death and catastrophic injury claims at a Chicago defense firm.

JOHN M. BURKE

Of Counsel

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.