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 V. Russo

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Nicole V. Russo, (Principal)

Nicole V. Russo recently re-joined the firm as Principal in August 2016, and has been practicing workers’ compensation defense her entire legal career. She is a graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law and was admitted to the Illinois State Bar in 2005. Nicole has tried more than 40 cases at the Arbitration, Commission, and Circuit Court levels, and has defended a victory decision on appeal in the Second District Appellate Court.

Nicole was honored as an Emerging Lawyer, selected by Illinois Leading Lawyers in 2016 and 2015. This distinction is awarded to the top 2% of lawyers under 40 years old. Nicole has also participated in client presentations where she spoke on the topic of “managing difficult clients” and “effective use of prior awards and injuries in defending a claim.”


Admitted to bar

2005, Illinois


Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, IL May 2005, J.D.
University of Illinois at Chicago, 2002, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude


WCLA Member
Illinois Bar Association

Practice Areas

Workers’ compensation defense

Representative Client Results

Jesus Chavez v. R&R Properties
Kenneth Johnson v. Evanston School District

Presentations & Publications

2017 Emerging Lawyer, from Leading Lawyers
2016 Emerging Lawyer, from Leading Lawyers
2015 Emerging Lawyer, from Leading Lawyers