I am a trial attorney who focuses on commercial and intellectual property disputes and products liability litigation.

Mr. Van Dyke has substantial trial experience with the litigation of matters in both federal and state courts. He represents both domestic and international clients in a range of commercial disputes. In addition to his work in commercial litigation, Mr. Van Dyke has experience in the defense of high-profile products liability cases involving chemicals. This experience includes injury actions related to exposure to toxic substances as well as liability cases involving explosions and fires. Mr. Van Dyke handles burn injury cases resulting from the ignition and explosion of various chemicals, including calcium stearate, ethanol, gasoline, and natural gas among others. He has represented product manufacturers in fire trials involving cause and origin as well as fire/smoke spread.

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Business Litigation

In courtrooms, agencies, and tribunals across the country, we pursue our clients’ interests–both cost-effectively and with positive results.



  • Drake University Law School, 1990
    • J.D.
  • University of Iowa, 1983
    • B.S., Pharmacy


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association


  • Illinois, 1990
  • California, 2013
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, 2020
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 2018
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar, 1994
  • Supreme Court of Illinois, 1990

Professional Achievements

  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • The Society of Trial Lawyers
  • Illinois Super Lawyers, 2014-2016; 2018-2019
  • Illinois Leading Lawyers, 2014-2020