Adele Nicholas Adele Nicholas

Adele Nicholas

Something I’m Very Proud Of…
I earned my law degree as an evening student while working full-time as a writer and editor during the day. I sometimes struggled to balance all of my commitments, but I felt an enormous sense of fulfillment when I reached my goal of becoming an attorney. I am proud that I chose that unconventional path to becoming a lawyer, and that I maintained the focus, dedication and energy to do my best in both spheres.

What I Love About My Work…
Litigation is exciting because no two days are the same. I enjoy every aspect of my work — meeting with our clients, writing and research, taking depositions, and trial. The variety is fun. I also love that our firm helps individual people redress injuries, solve legal problems and get access to justice.

Hobbies And Interests
Live music, reading novels, playing guitar, writing.

People I’d like to Meet
Chan Marshall, Margaret Atwood, the inventor of Splenda.

Favorite Quote:
“Integrity is the essence of everything successful.” R. Buckminster Fuller

If I Weren’t a Lawyer, I’d Be
Very sad!

Adele D. Nicholas has practiced extensively in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, as well as in the civil and criminal courts of Cook County, and the Illinois Court of Appeals. She is licensed to practice in the State of Illinois, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She has also represented individuals before state and local administrative agencies.

Ms. Nicholas received her B.S. from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and her law degree cum laude from the John Marshall Law School, where she was a member of the law review and active in moot court. In law school, she externed for Judge Alan J. Grieman of the Illinois Court of Appeals.

Previously, Ms. Nicholas was the managing editor of InsideCounsel magazine and a freelance legal journalist. She has authored more than 300 articles on important legal trends and significant cases. Ms. Nicholas is a member of the American Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.

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