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Joseph K. Nichele

Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas:

  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Practice
  • Civil Rights
  • Constitutional Law
  • Real Estate
  • Condominium Law
  • Labor and Employment
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Law
  • Litigation
  • General Practice
  • Family Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Construction Law
  • Chancery Practice
  • Contested Trusts and Estates


Purdue University, B.A., 2002

Law School

Valparaiso University, J.D., 2005


2005, Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois and Trial Bar; 2009, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit


Illinois Bar Association; DuPage County Bar Association; Former Member of Will County Bar Association.

Legal Achievements

Associate Editor of Valparaiso University Law Review. Former Judicial Extern to the Honorable Lee Preston, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. Former Judicial Extern to the Honorable William Alexa, Porter County, Indiana Superior Court. Certified Guardian Ad Litem in DuPage County, Illinois for adoption and probate. Member of DuPage County Bar Association Brief Editorial Board, certified eviction mediator, DuPage County.


Author: Lincoln Award Winning article “The Shield Turned Into a Sword: A Plaintiff’s Perspective of Negligent Spoilation of Evidence Claims After Martin v. Keeley & Sons, Inc.,” Illinois Bar Journal, September 2016, Author: “Recovery of Damages for Emotional Distress,” DCBA Brief, February 2020; Author: “Same-Sex Discrimination Claims Under Title VII: The Application of United States Supreme Court’s Decision in Oncole v. Sundowner Offshore Services, Inc. in the Seventh Circuit” DCBA Brief, March/April 2021

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