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   3John P. NicoaraPeoria(309) 674-6085nicoaralaw@mtco.comnicoaralaw@mtco.comLaw Offices of John P. Nicoarawww.nicoara.comwww.nicoara.comnicoarajohn.jpgPersonal Injury Defense Law: GeneralPersonal Injury Law: GeneralPersonal Injury Law: Transportation Including FELA & MaritimeADR Law: Personal InjuryTrucking and Automotive NegligenceGeneral Negligence LawLiability Insurance CoverageDramshop LitigationMedical Malpractice
John P.
Law Offices of John P. Nicoara
416 Main St Ste 815
Peoria IL 61602-1115
Ph.(309) 674-6085 Fx.(309) 674-6032
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Personal Injury Defense Law: General    Trucking and Automotive Negligence
Personal Injury Law: General    General Negligence Law
Personal Injury Law: Transportation Including FELA & Maritime     Liability Insurance Coverage
ADR Law: Personal Injury     Dramshop Litigation
    Medical Malpractice
Advisory Board Member
County:  Peoria
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Mr. Nicoara's firm, Nicoara & Steagall, has more than 50 years of combined experience practicing law in Peoria. The firm serves clients throughout central Illinois, including Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, McLean, Knox, Marshall, Stark, Fulton and LaSalle counties. The firm is engaged primarily in personal injury litigation, but also focuses on federal civil rights and discrimination and other complex litigation matters.

Notable Cases and Results:  
  • Canopy v. Hentz, 345 Ill.App.3d 797 (3rd District 2004)

  • R.A.N. Consultants, Inc., vs. Peacock, 201 111.App.3d 67, 559 N.E.2d 283 (3rd Dist. 1990)

  • Arkansas Best Freight System, Inc., vs. Illinois News Service, Inc., 159 III.App.3d 775, 512 N.E.2d 1063 (3rd Dist. 1987)

  • Smith v. McNeil Corp., 74 III.App.3d 356, 392 N.E.2d 1376 (3rd Dist. 1979)

  • Allison v. Davies, 64 III.App.3d 900, 381 N.E.2d 1034 (3rd Dist. 1978)

  • National Bank of Bloomington vs. Podgogski, 57 III.App.3d 256, 373 N.E.2d 82 (3rd Dist. 1978)

  • Bar Admissions:  
    Illinois, 1975
    U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1976
    U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1982
    U.S. Supreme Court, 1984

    Year of Birth:  1948

    Additional languages spoken:  Romanian

    Law School:  University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign,JD, 1975
    Law School Honors/Involvement:  Law Review: University of Illinois, Notes and Comments Editor, 1974 - 1975

    Undergraduate School:  University of Michigan, BA, 1970

    Representative Clients:  
    Founders Insurance Company; Illinois Casualty Company

    Employment History:  
    Baner & Nicoara
      Partner, March 1, 1976 - August 31, 1980
    Woodford County
      Assistant states attorney, 1975 - 1978
    U.S. Army
      Legal clerk, February 15, 1971 - September 1, 1973

    Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
    Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee
      Chairman, 2007-present
      Member, 2001-present
    Illinois Lawyers' Assistance Program, 1998 - 2004
      Board member and secretary
    Supreme Court of Illinois Committee on Judicial Performance Evaluation
    Judicial Vacancy Advisory Screening Committee
    Federal Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee
    Peoria County Bar Association
      President, 1996-97
      Director, 1982-present
      Taught tort and civil procedure update, 1986 - 2008
      Taught legal ethics seminar, October 8, 2007
    American Bar Association
    Illinois State Bar Association
      Civil Practice and Procedure Section Council, 2004-present
    Illinois Trial Lawyer's Association
    Illinois Defense Counsel
    Defense Research and Trial Lawyers Association
    Woodford County Bar Association

    Awards: Honors; Distinctions:
    Martindale-Hubble AV Peer Review Rated, 1982-present
    Carl H. Rolewick Award, Illinois Lawyers' Assistance Program, 2003
    Named a "Top Lawyer in Illinois" by Chicago Lawyer Magazine

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