Carla Aikens

Founding Attorney

Our Founding Attorney, Carla D. Aikens, P.L.C. has a unique background in that most plaintiffs lawyers have either always been plaintiffs lawyers or formerly did insurance defense work, while Ms. Aikens has an in depth business background alongside experiences working for a Federal Court judge which have provided her with a unique knowledge of the court’s inner workings and how court decisions are made. This knowledge and experience makes her particularly well-suited to help plaintiffs achieve the most favorable outcome possible in their personal injury and business litigation cases, and also informs and supplements her ability to negotiate beneficial business deals in transactional work along with Mergers and Acquisitions. 

Additionally, when she was an infant, Ms. Aikens’ father was injured in an accident that left him wheelchair bound, so she has a very personal connection to helping clients with personal injury cases, a thorough understanding of the rehabilitation process, and a keen ability to empathize with just about every situation. 

Ms. Aikens attended The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where she began developing her business knowledge through a concentration in management and marketing. As a college tennis player, she honed her discipline, ability to work through adversity, and dedication to achieving goals. She received her Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a national quarterfinalist in the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition. While at Georgetown, Ms. Aikens also founded a mentoring program for and taught a law class to DC.-area high schoolers.

After graduating from law school, Ms. Aikens was offered an associate position in Philadelphia with a national firm with over a dozen offices around the country. However, when she was offered a prestigious federal court clerkship, she deferred the offer and jumped at the opportunity to broaden and round out her knowledge of the US. court system. Following her clerkship, she began work at the law firm’s Detroit office where she performed transactional work and did extensive work for the City of Detroit. 

When the opportunity arose with a top five international law firm, Ms. Aikens relocated to Chicago where she continued to expand her extensive business legal knowledge by providing transactional, M&A, and major corporate bankruptcy work.

Ms. Aikens’ experiences have taken her everywhere from boardrooms to courtrooms to clients’ homes. After years of working for large law firms on major corporate cases, she chose to go out on her own and found her own firm because she is passionate about helping people of whom others have taken advantage. Her practice now focuses on defending victims of both personal injuries and employment law violations, while also continuing to build on her substantial business law experience by providing litigation and transactional services for companies throughout the U.S. No matter the size of your claim or the nature of your case, she is dedicated to ensuring that every case she works on receives the same amount of care and attention, as well as the highest degree of integrity possible. 

Please call the law office of Carla D. Aikens, P.L.C. today to set up a free consultation.


  • The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Georgetown University Law Center


  • Michigan
  • Illinois
  • Pennsylvania


  • American Association for Justice
  • Michigan Association for Justice, Executive Board
  • Chair, James W. Baker Trial Lawyers Caucus of Michigan Association for Justice
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association


  • AAJ Annual Convention 2014
  • AAJ Annual Convention 2015