Donovan Rose Nester, P.C.

Donovan Rose Nester, P.C. attorneys and support staff serve business, governmental, not-for-profit and individual clients by emphasizing constant communication and direct participation by the firm's experienced and skillful lawyers.

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Close personal contact allows our dedicated attorneys to respond quickly and effectively to each client's individual needs.

Our reputation of professional excellence has attracted clients ranging from the country's largest insurance companies and national corporations to municipal governments to medical and legal professionals.

The attorneys of Donovan Rose Nester, P.C. have extensive experience in civil litigation, including medical malpractice, legal malpractice, health law, insurance litigation, products liability, labor and employment law, workers' compensation, municipal law and trucking litigation and commercial litigation.

Members of our firm routinely practice over a wide geographical region, appearing in Illinois and Missouri state courts, as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern and Central Districts of Illinois and the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri. Our attorneys frequently appear before the Illinois Appellate Court, Illinois Supreme Court, Missouri Appellate Court, and the Seventh and Eighth Circuit Courts of Appeal.

If you are seeking professional, client-focused legal representation, please contact Donovan Rose Nester, P.C. today.
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Main Office
201 South Illinois Street
Belleville  IL  62220

Phone
  • 618-212-6500
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Donovan Rose Nester, P.C. concentrates in defending civil litigation. Our experienced trial lawyers are well-versed in all aspects of the litigation process and handle a variety of cases for businesses and individual clients.
Donovan Rose Nester, P.C. attorneys are your advocates in the courtroom and provide sound legal counsel and representation from pre-litigation negotiation through trial before a judge or jury through appeal. Our attorneys work diligently to pursue mediation, arbitration and other alternative-dispute resolution techniques when these options enable us to meet our clients' objectives.

The firm's trial experience includes:

-Defense of general litigation
-Products liability
-Medical malpractice
-Legal malpractice
-Workers' compensation
-Real estate litigation
-Commercial litigation

Our diverse practice has represented defendants in a number of national class action lawsuits filed in both state and federal courts. Donovan Rose Nester, P.C. attorneys have an exceptional trial record and are also skilled negotiators who can find cost-effective solutions to meet your needs.

-Federal Employers' Liability Act
-Jones Act
-Automobile litigation
-Trucking litigation
-Insurance coverage litigation
-Environmental matters, including toxic waste disposal
-and ground water contamination

Michael J. Nester

Date of Birth: 4/18/48
Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri

Undergraduate/Post-graduate Education:
1970 AB, cum laude - St. Louis University

Legal Education:
1973 JD, with honors - St. Louis University

Clerkship:
1973 - 1974 Law Clerk for U.S. District Court, Judge Omer Poos, Southern District of Illinois

Other:
1974-1976 Assistant U.S. Attorney for Eastern District of Illinois

Bar Admittance:
Illinois 1973
Missouri 1998

Federal Courts Admittance:
U.S. District Court, Southern and Central District of Illinois 1973
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit 1973
U.S. Supreme Court 2002

Memberships:
Illinois State Bar Association
St. Clair County Bar Association (President, 1993 - 1994)
East St. Louis Bar Association (President 1995 - 1996)
The Missouri Bar Association
American Academy of Healthcare Attorneys
Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys
Defense Research Institute
American Board of Trial Advocates
Education
  • St. Louis University
    Juris Doctorate , 1973

Kristine M. Mack

Date of Birth: 1/13/66
Place of Birth: Springfield, Illinois

Undergraduate/Post-graduate Education:
1988 BS - Southern Illinois University

Legal Education:
1991 JD - Southern Illinois University

Bar Admittance:
Illinois 1991
Missouri 1992

Federal Courts Admittance:
U.S. District Court, Southern and Central District of Illinois 1991
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit 1991
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri 1992
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, Effective 2011

Memberships:
Illinois State Bar Association
St. Clair County Bar Association
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
The Missouri Bar Association
Education
  • Southern Illinois University
    Juris Doctorate , 1991

Chi-Yong Throckmartin

Date of Birth: 10/28/73

Place of Birth: Uijongbu, South Korea

Undergraduate/Post-graduate Education:
1995 BS, cum laude - Illinois State University

Legal Education:
1998 JD - Southern Illinois University

Bar Admittance:
Illinois 1998
Missouri 2000

Federal Courts:
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois 1999
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit 1999
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri 2004
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit 2006

Memberships:
Illinois State Bar Association
St. Clair County Bar Association
The Missouri Bar Association
Education
  • Southern Illinois University
    Juris Doctorate , 1998

Brendan M. Nester

Date of Birth: 1/12/80

Place of Birth: Belleville, Illinois

Undergraduate/Post-graduate Education:
2002 BA - St. Louis University

Legal Education:
2005 JD - Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Bar Admittance:
Illinois 2005

Federal Courts Admittance:
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois 2007

Memberships:
St. Clair County Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
East St. Louis Bar Association
Education
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale
    Juris Doctorate , 2005

Jason M. Gourley

Date of Birth: 12/31/1983

Place of Birth: Grand Forks, North Dakota

Undergraduate/Post-Graduate Education:
2006 BA, Cum Laude - Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

Legal Education:
2009 JD, Cum Laude - Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

Bar Admittance:
Illinois 2009
Missouri 2010

Federal Courts Admittance:
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois 2010

Memberships:
Illinois State Bar Association
St. Clair County Bar Association
Education
  • Southern Illinois University
    Juris Doctorate , 2009

Sean K. Cronin

Date of Birth: 12/05/78

Place of Birth: Belleville

Undergraduate/Post-graduate Education:
2002 BS in Finance - Loyola University New Orleans

Legal Education:
2007 JD - St. Louis University

Bar Admittance:
Illinois 2007
Missouri 2008

Federal Courts:
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois 2007
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit 2008

Memberships:
Illinois State Bar Association
St. Clair County Bar Association
The Missouri Bar Association
ABA
East St. Louis Bar Association
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Education
  • St. Louis University
    Juris Doctorate , 2007
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