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



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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