Cole G. Dunnick

Cole focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, food safety, products liability, toxic torts, professional malpractice and premises liability. He serves as national defense counsel for food industry clients including meat, vegetable, and spice processors in food contamination, bodily injury, and damages suits on a national basis. Cole also serves as general counsel for a 24-unit residential condominium association in Chicago.

While in law school, Cole received CALI (Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction) awards in the fields of Trial Advocacy, Pre-Trial Civil Litigation Strategy and Ethics. He also earned a certificate in Intellectual Property Law from the DePaul University College of Law Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology. Cole served as a research assistant to DePaul Professor Katherine Jo Strandburg for her book Privacy and Technologies of Identity: A Cross-Disciplinary Conversation (Springer 2005).


  • DePaul University College of Law, JD, 2006; cum laude
  • DePauw University, BA, 1996


  • Illinois
  • United States District Court: Northern District of Illinois, Northern District of Indiana

Professional Activities

  • Illinois Bar Association

Representative Reported Case

  • West American Insurance Co. v. Trent Roofing & Construction, 539 F.Supp.2d 1052 (N.D. Ill, 2008)