Joliet Office

54 North Ottawa St.
Ste 360
Joliet, IL 60432

Tel: 312.277.3000
Fax: 312.277.3008
Springfield Office

One West Old State Capitol Plaza
Suite 801
Springfield, IL 62701

Tel: 217.801.9733
Fax: 312.277.3008
Chicago Office

901 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 301
Chicago, IL 60607

Tel: 312.277.3000
Fax: 312.277.3008

Nicole L. Wiza

Nicole L. Wiza, (Principal)
NicoleW@knelloconnor.com

Nicole joined the firm in 2020 bringing with her eleven years of workers’ compensation experience. Nicole
is a graduate of the UIC John Marshall Law School and was admitted to the Illinois state bar in 2008. Since
graduating law school, Nicole has worked solely defending employers and insurers in workers’
compensation matters. Not only has Nicole tried numerous cases at the Illinois Workers’ Compensation
Commission, but she has also successfully defended clients in both the Circuit and Appellate Courts. In
addition to vast litigation experience, Nicole has expertise with Medicare compliance issues and complex
appeals. In 2018 and 2019 Nicole was privileged to be deemed an “Emerging Lawyer” by her peers, an
honor granted to less than 2% of all lawyers licensed in the state.

Admitted to bar
     2008, Illinois

Education
     UIC John Marshall Law School, May 2008
     University of Michigan, April 2003

Member
     Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association
     Chicago Bar Association

Practice Areas
     Workers’ Compensation Defense
     Medicare Compliance
     Appellate

Representative Client Results
     Luis Cuadrado v F.H. Paschen, S.N. Nielsen 2017 IL App (1st) 161951WC-U
     Stephen Blanchard v. RR Donnelley, 13 WC 13424

Presentations
     “Investigating & Defending Slip and Fall Cases”, June 2017
     “Considering Medicare’s Interests” & “The Prescription Drug Trap”, Sep. 2016
      “Getting Back to Work”, Aug. 2016
      “AMA Guides – “What’s Trending”, May 2015
     “Employee Leasing Companies and PEOs”, Mar. 2015

Publications
      2019 Emerging Lawyer
      2018 Emerging Lawyer

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