Best Chicago Wrongful Death And Serious Personal Injury Law Firm

At Nolan Law Group, our experienced attorneys handle a variety of legal matters, including aviation accidents, traumatic brain injuries, pharmaceutical litigation, medical negligence, product liability and other serious personal injuries. We are also known as the wrongful death law firm Chicago victims’ families turn to when they need a legal professional to advocate for their rights.

Navigating the legal landscape to pursue justice can be a daunting task, particularly when you or a loved one has suffered a devastating loss of life or experienced a life-altering injury because of someone else’s negligent or intentional actions. Whether you are looking for an aviation accident law firm or an attorney to represent you in a wrongful death matter, hiring an attorney who specializes in the area of law you need may improve your chances of success.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Personal Injury
  • Aviation Accident
  • Brain Injury
  • Pharmaceutical Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice

Contact us at 312-940-4183 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Donald J. Nolan

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 1977

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Bar Association
  • Aviation and Space Law Committee
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America Aviation Law Section, Chair, 2004
    Leaders Forum, Member
  • ATLA PAC Eagle Member
  • Railroad Section, Chair, 1988-1999
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, President, 2001-2002
  • Editor of TBI Litigation Group Newsletter, President, and Executive Committee Member
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Secretary, 1996-1997
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Appointment to Tort Section Council, 1994-1996
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Appointment to Public Affairs/Media Relations Committee, 1996-1999
  • Long Range Planning, Chair 1997-1999
  • Tort Litigation Committee, Chair, 1989-1990 and Vice-Chair, 1988-1989
  • Judicial Evaluation Committee, 1984-1987
  • Industrial Commission, 1982-1983
  • Civil Practice, 1981-1982
  • National Air Disaster Alliance/Foundation
  • National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association
  • Lawyers Pilots Bar Association
  • Association for Transportation Law, Logistics and Policy
  • Brain Injury Association of Illinois
  • Board of Directors, 1996-2001
  • Honorary Member of the Board of Directors since 2002
  • Spinal Cord Injury Association
  • DePaul Aviation Institute Advisory Board Member
  • Civil Justice Foundation Trustee
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • Melvin Belli Society

Honors and Awards:

  • Leading Lawyers Network, The Top Lawyers
  • ATLA Board of Governors Leaders Forum, 2004
  • Civil Justice Foundation Honor Roll of Champions, 2004
  • The Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers 87th Edition, 2003
  • 1st Annual Lighthouse Award For unwavering support, encouragement and guidance.
    Presented by the Brain Injury Association of Illinois October 4, 2002
  • Toe Tonahill Award
  • ATLA, New Lawyers Division Annual Conference July 21, 2000
  • Brain Injury Association Certificate of Appreciation June 23-23, 2000
  • Supporting Fellow Roscoe Pound Foundation August 31, 1998
  • Chicago Bar Association Certificate of Appreciation For service to the organized bar and the association as Chair of the Long Range Planning Committee June 1998
  • ATLA Board of Governors Presidents Club 1998
  • Presidents Award In appreciation for providing continuous and exemplary support of programs and services
    Presented by the Brain Injury Association of Illinois October 24, 1997
  • Recognized as a “Special Friend” of the Brain Injury Association of Illinois for exceptional support and commitment to increasing the quality of life for the brain injured person and their family. Presented by the Brain Injury Association of Illinois October 4, 1996
  • AV Peer Review Rated

Education:

  • DePaul University, College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1977
    • J.D.
  • Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois, 1974
    • B.A.
    • Honors

Attorney Thomas P. Routh

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District Of Illinois, 1996

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Association For Justice
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Managers
  • Chicago Bar Association

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Brief in 1995 Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Competition
  • Medal For Excellence In Advocacy, American College Of Trial Lawyers CALI Awards for Advanced Trial Advocacy and Litigation Strategy

 Education:

  • DePaul University, 1996
    • J.D.
    • DePaul Law Review and National Moot Court Team
  • Michigan State University, 1990
    • B.A.

Attorney Timothy I. McArdle

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois
  • The Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • The United States Supreme Court

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Board of Directors of the Society of Trial Lawyers,
  • Associate of the American board of Trial Advocates

 Education:

  • The John Marshall Law School, 1987
    • J.D.
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, 1984
    • B.A.

Attorney Sharon S. McDermott


Attorney Welson T. Chu

Bar Admissions:

  • New York State Bar, 2007
  • Philippine Bar, 2002
  • Illinois State Bar, 2014
  • US District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2014

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Paper in Taxation, 2001
  • University of the Philippines College of Law

 Education:

  • Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Certificate in Business Administration, 2006
  • Northwestern University School of Law, 2006
    • Master of Law with honors
  • University of the Philippines College of Law, 2001
    • Bachelor of Law
  • Ateneo de Manila University, 1997
    • B.S. Legal Management

Attorney Timothy J. Modesto

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois Supreme Court, 2015
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2018

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association

 Education:

  • DePaul University College of Law, 2015
  • Northern Illinois University, 2010

Attorney Michael S. McArdle

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

 Education:

  • The John Marshall Law School, 2015
  • Villanova University, 2012

Attorney Daniel J. Nolan

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Member of Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Brain Injury Association of Illinois
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice

 Education:

  • DePaul University College of Law, 2015
    • J.D.
    • Cum Laude
  • Vanderbilt University, 2013
    • B.A.

Attorney Ryan M. Nolan 

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

 Education:

  • DePaul University College of Law, 2019
    • J.D.
    • Cum Laude
  • Vanderbilt University, 2015
    • B.A.

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Chicago Office
20 North Clark Street
30th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Milford Office
200 TechneCenter Drive
Suite 103
Milford, OH 45150

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