Vogelzang Law

Vogelzang Law

"We have the resources and experience of a big law firm with the individual care and attention of a boutique firm." -Lead Counsel, Nicholas Vogelzang

Firm Overview

Vogelzang Law, a Chicago-based personal injury law firm, is dedicated to representing victims of mesothelioma throughout the United States. When families are faced with a mesothelioma diagnosis caused by asbestos exposure, time is of the essence and decisions must be made quickly.

At Vogelzang Law, we represent and advocate for individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer because of asbestos exposure. With over 16 years of experience in mesothelioma and asbestos litigation, we have the specialized knowledge and resources needed to litigate complicated cases and the compassion to advocate wholeheartedly for our clients.
As our client, you and your family will be served by our unified team through each phase of the litigation process. We understand the difficulties that come with a devastating asbestos-related diagnosis and our goal is to lessen your load by providing top-notch legal representation.
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401 N. Michigan Ave.,
Suite 350
Chicago  IL  60611
  • (312) 466-1669
  • 3124661669


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With more than 16 years of experience, mesothelioma attorney Nicholas Vogelzang and the legal team at Vogelzang Law have represented over 200 asbestos exposure victims throughout the United States.
Securing record-breaking verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients, Vogelzang Law has the knowledge and resources of a large mesothelioma law firm with the personalized service of a boutique firm.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Vogelzang Law is the nation’s premier law firm for asbestos litigation. This commitment is a family value passed down from the preeminent clinical oncologist, Dr. Nicholas Vogelzang, to his son, Nicholas Jr., the founder of the law firm. As a boutique law firm with a family environment, this legacy is continued as the firm valiantly fights for injured victims and their families.

Nicholas Vogelzang

Nicholas Vogelzang has tried numerous asbestos lawsuits on behalf of families stricken with mesothelioma, in both Cook County and Madison County, Illinois. During one of his first trials on behalf of Roby Whittington in 2003, Mr. Vogelzang and his team received the most significant asbestos verdict in Illinois history at $250,000,000.
Since then, he has represented more than 200 families with every imaginable type of asbestos exposure throughout the country, resulting in more than 200 million in settlements and verdicts. In 2017, he represented a variety of workers diagnosed with mesothelioma. His clients included: a bricklayer from US Steel; an insulator from Hooker Chemical; a laborer from Union Carbide; a sheet metal worker from John Deere; a plastic worker from Batts Plastics; two employees from Borg Warner; and a Local 130 Chicago union plumber. Nicholas takes pride in personally getting to know each family by working with them to determine the source of the asbestos exposure.
His clients for 2018 include: a sheet metal worker; a chemical engineer from Allied Chemical; a TWA airplane mechanic; the mother and husband of a Local 597 Chicago pipefitter; a residential and commercial plumber; a window glazier; a Local 17 asbestos insulator; the wife of a John Jay High School maintenance worker; a pipe fitter that worked at Bethlehem Steel and later Kroger Dairy; and two steelworkers from US Steel.
Mr. Vogelzang dedicates himself to his craft, regularly appearing in court on behalf of his clients to argue motions against Fortune 500 companies and their national counsel. He continues his dedication to his clients by working with bright young associates that assist in every aspect of the litigation.

Wyatt Berkover

After receiving his B.A in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2012, Mr. Berkover graduated cum laude from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2016. Mr. Berkover is admitted to the Illinois State Bar and is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Illinois State Bar Association.
While attending Chicago-Kent, Mr. Berkover was the Chicago-Kent Student Bar Association representative and the Chicago-Kent student representative to the Illinois State Bar Association. Mr. Berkover was awarded the CALI Award for the highest grade in Environmental Law and Policy 2 while studying at Chicago-Kent. Mr. Berkover began working with Nicholas Vogelzang in 2015 as a law clerk and joined Vogelzang Law as an associate in the fall of 2016.
Mr. Berkover represents victims of personal injury and wrongful death, from the initial client meeting through the trial. He focuses on representing victims of mesothelioma, asbestosis, and other asbestos-related diseases.

Michael Maienza

Mr. Maienza earned his B.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business in 2013. He received his Juris Doctor from the DePaul University College of Law in 2017 and served as a judicial external under the Hon. Michael T. Mullen in the Circuit Court of Cook County.
While at DePaul, Mr. Maienza competed in both Minneapolis and Cincinnati as a member of the Appellate Moot Court Society. Throughout law school, Mr. Maienza volunteered with the Legal Aid Society ultimately gaining his 711 license, allowing him to work directly with clients for the Domestic Violence team.

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