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Mr. Nicholson is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, where he was a member of the editorial board of the Loyola Law Journal. He is former chairman of the Workers' Compensation Committee of the Chicago Bar Association and a former member of the Illinois State Bar Association Workers' Compensation Council. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association. He has spoken at ITLA, CBA. and IICLE seminars on workers' compensation and authored the chapter on "Total Permanent Disability" in the Illinois Trial Lawyers Workers' Compensation handbook.
Year of Birth: 1954
Law School: Loyola University Chicago School of Law,J.D., 1979
Law School Honors/Involvement: Law Review
Undergraduate School: University of Notre Dame
George J. Cullen Ltd., 1979-1982
George J. Cullen & Associates, Ltd., 1982-1989
Cullen, Haskins, Nicholson & Menchetti, P.C. 1989-present
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
American Association for Justice
Chicago Bar Association
Chairman, Workers Compensation Committee, 1999-2000
Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Workers Compensation Lawyers Association
Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group
Published Legal Writing:
"Total Permanent Disability," chapter 20, Workers Compensation Notebook, Illinois Trial Lawyers (1997-present).
The Law Firm of Cullen, Haskins, Nicholson & Menchetti, P.C. was originally founded by George J. Cullen in 1962 when he was a sole practitioner. In 1976, Charles G. Haskins, Jr. joined the firm. He was followed by Patrick B. Nicholson in 1979 and David B. Menchetti in 1986. John Powers joined the firm in 2001, followed by Jose M. Rivero in 2004 and Anita M. DeCarlo in 2006.
The firm's philosophy is the well-being of the client is paramount to all else. They place the client above all, sparing neither time nor expense in an effort to maximize compensation gained on behalf of injured workers.
Through the years, they have handled thousands of cases for injured workers and their families, including many complex and unique claims.
They are proud of the fact that each of the Partners in the firm has achieved a position of leadership and distinction in his profession.
Practice Group Description: Workers Compensation - representing only injured workers.