Father/Son Lawyers Bond

Toy soldiers unite father-son team

By Jerry Crimmins

Law Bulletin staff writer

One of Howard H. Ankin’s earliest memories, from age 4, is the toy soldiers that he got from his father.

They were “dime-store lead soldiers” from the 1930s. ‘40s and ‘50s that his father, Paul, began buying for the son in the 1960s while Paul B. Ankin was in the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corp at the base at Presidio in San Francisco.

After that, collecting toy soldiers “became and activity I did with my dad,” Howard Ankin said.

“I would go with my dad and go to an antique show. This collection gave me something more to look for. … I was going in because I was looking to see if they had soldiers.”

When he was 4. Howard Ankin had 10 to 15 toy soldiers. “By age 10, I had maybe 50. When I graduated from high school, a couple hundred.”

Today. Howard said he has hundreds, perhaps a few thousand. The father and son still collect toy soldiers and other figurines.

They are also lawyers in the Ankin Law. 162 W. Grand Ave. The firm focuses on workers’ compensation and plaintiff personal-injury matters.

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Chicago personal injury and workers’ compensation attorney Howard Ankin has a passion for justice and a relentless commitment to defending injured victims throughout the Chicagoland area. With decades of experience achieving justice on behalf of the people of Chicago, Howard has earned a reputation as a proven leader in and out of the courtroom. Respected by peers and clients alike, Howard’s multifaceted approach to the law and empathetic nature have secured him a spot as an influential figure in the Illinois legal system.

Years of Experience: More than 30 years
Illinois Registration Status: Active
Bar & Court Admissions: Illinois State Bar Association, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
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