The Law Offices of Frederick W. Nessler & Associates, Ltd.

The Law Offices of Frederick W. Nessler & Associates, Ltd.

At The Law Offices of Frederick W. Nessler and Associates, Ltd., in Springfield, Illinois, we have been leaders in victims' rights advocacy throughout Illinois, standing up for victims and families to recover the fair compensation they deserve.

Firm Overview

Experienced Trial Attorneys With Record Results: After a serious accident or injury, you may feel that you have nowhere to turn, that insurance companies are not on your side and that it can be difficult to get straight answers. You need an advocate who will protect your rights while helping you navigate a complicated system of liabilities claims. Dedicated Advocacy and Trusted Counsel: With over 30 years of dedication and practice experience, we continue to deliver quality legal services at affordable rates to achieve the best possible results. When we are unable to obtain a fair settlement in your case, we are prepared to take any case to trial. We have recovered awards of up to $15 million for individual clients in cases involving serious personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice. -Our personal injury attorneys focus on specific practice areas so they can tailor representation to each client. -Lawyers from our firm will keep you abreast of all developments in your case, remain available to answer your questions and help you explore all of your opportunities for recovery. -We understand the challenges faced by our clients and will meet you at your home, office or in the hospital for your convenience and when necessary. -We never charge a fee unless your case is settled, or you win a verdict for your liability claim. -While a large majority of our cases are settled out of court, we are also prepared to take any case through trial to fight for your rights. Helping You Through Every Stage of Recovery: As attorneys with broad and comprehensive experience in personal injury claims, we know that many legal issues arise after an accident. You may want help organizing a will or trust, face questions about how a settlement will impact your estate or a divorce. If we cannot help you, we are happy to refer you to an attorney in our wide network of cooperating attorneys in the area.

Main Office

Main Office
536 N. Bruns Lane, Suite One

Springfield IL 62702




Auto Accident

At The Law Offices of Frederick W. Nessler and Associates, Ltd., in Springfield, Illinois, our attorneys are experienced in handling a range of car accident claims and are prepared to take every step to get the settlement or verdict you deserve.

A car accident can change your life in an instant. Whether you were involved in a fender bender or were involved in a catastrophic highway accident, you need an experienced advocate who can inform you of your rights, protect your claims, and help you get the support and resources you need to move forward. Investigating Your Claim and Pursuing Recovery: Immediately after an accident, our legal team will work with accident reconstructionists, accountants and other experts who can testify to your losses. We will also work with medical professionals with an in-depth knowledge of the extent of your injuries. With over 30 years of experience, we know how to challenge even the most formidable defendants, including insurance carriers and large trucking companies to aggressively protect your interests. Our car accident attorneys handle cases involving: -Car crashes and collisions -Highway accidents -Truck accidents -Motorcycle accidents -Rear-end accidents -Pedestrian and bike accidents -Wrongful death Holding Negligent Drivers Accountable and Helping You Recover: Our attorneys are committed to helping victims and families move forward after an accident. In the most severe cases, we know that your life may never be the same again, but our priority is to get you the financial support you need for immediate and long-term security. We will take the time to answer your questions, explore all of your options and leave no stone unturned when seeking maximum recovery for your losses, including medical expenses, long-term care needs, pain and suffering, lost wages and any other personal deprivations you have endured.

Personal Injury

At The Law Offices of Frederick W. Nessler and Associates, Ltd., in Springfield, Illinois, we understand the challenges and frustrations faced by the victims and families of personal injury.

Personal Injury Lawyers With a Trusted Record of Results: Immediately after an injury, you may not know where to turn, who you can trust and what options you have for recovery. How long will you have to wait? Will you be able to collect compensation for medical bills? How will you pay for future care needs? We will take the time to answer your questions, review your options and pursue the rightful compensation that you and your family deserve. We Stand Up for You and Help You Toward Recovery: For over 30 years, our firm has been responsible for helping the victims and families of serious injury and wrongful death recover just compensation for accidents and injuries. We know that insurance companies are notoriously aggressive and often unreasonable in challenging claims and will often seek to limit liability after an accident. We will take every available action to identify the cause of the accident, determine any individuals or entities at fault, and aggressively pursue your full compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, care needs, pain and suffering, loss of use of a normal life, wrongful death and any other losses you have endured. Our personal injury attorneys handle a broad range of cases, including those involving: -Personal injury -Workers' compensation -Nursing home abuse and negligence -Wrongful death -Social Security Disability -Clergy sexual abuse and institutional sexual abuse -Car accidents -Truck accidents -Boating accidents -Defective products/products liability -Slip-and-fall accidents -Medical malpractice -Motorcycle accidents -Railroad accidents -Birth trauma injury

Workers Compensation

At The Law Offices of Frederick W. Nessler and Associates, Ltd., in Springfield, Illinois, our legal team has extensive experience handling work related injury claims and can help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Know Your Rights After a Workplace Injury: Many people who are injured at the workplace or while performing work related duties do not have a full understanding of their rights and opportunities for recovery. The workers' compensation system gives employees the ability to recover compensation for medical expenses and lost wages without having to file a personal injury claim or prove fault. While recovery is capped, you may also have other opportunities to recover for other expenses and losses. Third-Party Injury Claims and Workers' Comp: Our firm has recovered six- and seven-figure settlements on behalf of victims and families of work related injuries. In addition to your workers' comp, we will also pursue any relevant third-party claims against contractors, negligent property owners, and other individuals and entities responsible for your injury or loss of a loved one. Our workers' compensation attorneys are experienced with cases involving: -Construction site accidents -Factory accidents -Serious back and neck injuries -Joint injuries -Repetitive stress injuries -Automobile accidents -Delivery driver accidents Recover the Full Compensation You Deserve: If you stopped receiving workers' comp benefits, or you are looking to recover additional benefits, we can help. Our legal team has extensive experience in all aspects of research and investigation, claim filing and aggressive skills to benefit you at hearings and in the courtroom. We will pursue every available avenue of recovery on your behalf so that you and your family have the security you need and deserve after a serious injury or wrongful death related to a work injury.

Wrongful Death

At The Law Offices of Frederick W. Nessler and Associates, Ltd., in Springfield, Illinois, our attorneys are experienced in handling the complex cases of wrongful death on behalf of victims and their families.

Accidental Death and Your Right to Compensation: Wrongful death or accidental death claims are available to the parents, spouses and children of victims who have died as the result of negligence. Often these claims will arise involving car accidents, but are available in any case involving negligence, recklessness, or even manslaughter, homicide, or murder. Take Action Now to Protect Your Rights and Claims: Insurance carriers and especially corporate defendants will be aggressive about seeking to limit your claims and liabilities. Remember that there is a statute of limitations on wrongful death claims, meaning that you must file your claim within a specific period of time after the death. Our attorneys will work with expert economists to determine the value of your losses and work to recover maximum compensation for productivity of life expectancy, loss of companionship, grief, sorrow, funeral expenses, and the pain and suffering of the victim. Our wrongful death attorneys handle cases involving: -Car accidents -Truck accidents -Motorcycle accidents -Medical malpractice -Defective products/products liability -Nursing home abuse and negligence -Railroad accident Helping Your Family Move Forward After Loss: While we know that a legal claim cannot bring your loved one back, we also know that closure to an accident and finding answers can be helpful in the healing process. Holding individuals and entities accountable is also important to prevent future losses. Financial compensation can give you some comfort as you readjust to life and put the pieces back together. Our attorneys will be available to answer your questions, recover compensation and help you secure the resources your family needs.

Frederic W. Nessler

The Law Offices of Frederick W. Nessler & Associates, Ltd.

Mr, Nessler started his law practice in 1977 in Lincoln, Illinois. Today, he maintains five office locations throughout Illinois. He has been selected by the Leading Attorney Network, Inc. as a Leading Illinois Attorney in the area of Personal Injury Law: General. He has had outstanding results including million dollar and multi-million dollar recoveries in a variety of tort cases in the last quarter century.

Mr. Nessler has represented and continues to represent injured persons and workers in all varieties of injury cases throughout Illinois. Mr. Nessler practices plaintiffs' personal injury law handling catastrophic injury cases including vehicular injury, workers compensation, defective products, clergy misconduct, chemical exposure, explosions and fire, premises liability, animal attacks and medical negligence.

Mr. Nessler has lectured, and continues to lecture, at continuing legal education seminars on a variety of topics, including, but not limited to, clergy sexual abuse, vehicular accidents, ethics and attorney advertising, and general tort law related issues. Mr. Nessler is the down-state Illinois Seminar Planning Chairman for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Nessler has served, and continues to serve, on the Board of Managers of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and has, and continues to serve, as Treasurer and Secretary of that organization.

Mr. Nessler is a life-long resident of Central Illinois. He and his family also manage diverse farming interests including land, cattle, swine and grain, which affords him an extensive agricultural background in handling a variety of farm-related cases.

Areas of Practice:
20% Personal Injury Law
20% Workers Compensation
20% Wrongful Death
20% Clergy Sexual Abuse
20% Catastrophic Injury

Litigation Percentage:
50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
Illinois, 1977
Colorado, 1990
U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1997

Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
J.D. cum laude - 1977
University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
B.S. cum laude - 1974
Major: Agriculture Economics

Published Works:
Clergy Sexual Abuse Treatise for IL, ITLA
Vehicular/Bus Rollover Accidents, IICLE

Representative Cases:
Bus Roller Case, $15M Recovery
Medical Negligence Case, $3.5M Recovery
Clergy Abuse Case, $3.5M Recovery

Representative Clients:
-Auto Accident Victims
-Wrong Death Victims
-Clergy Sexual Abuse Victims
-Worker's Compensation Victims

Illinois National Bank
American Maine Anjou Cattle Association

-Clerical Abuse, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
-Initial Preparation of Cases for Trial, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
-Vehicular Accidents, Illinois Institute of Continuing

Honors and Awards:
-Illinois Super Lawyers, 2011
-Top 100 Lawyers - American Association for Justice, 2008 - 2010
-The Fellowship of The American Bar Foundation, 2009 - 2010
-Gamma Sigma Honorary Society

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Secretary, 2011 - 2012
American Bar Association, Member, 1977 - Present
Illinois State Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions:
Self Employed, Attorney, 1997 - Present

Pro Bono Activities:
Past Board Member, Calvary Temple Christian Center
Calvary Academy, Athletic Steering Committee-Chair
Board Member, American Maine-Anjou Association
Past National President, American Maine-Anjou Association
Board Member, Illinois State Fair Advisory

Ancillary Businesses:


Phi Gamma Delta
Omicron Delta Kappa


Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1977

Matt Kennedy

The Law Offices of Frederick W. Nessler & Associates, Ltd.

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