Erik W. Nielsen

PH: 312.635.1830
FAX: 312.322.9977
EMAIL: enielsen@nzalaw.com

Current Employment Position(s):
Managing Partner

Areas of Practice:
Insurance Coverage
Property Subrogation
Product Liability
Construction Litigation
Transportation Litigation

Bar Admissions:
Illinois, 1992
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1992
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2005
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1997
U.S. Supreme Court, 2010

Education:
Valparaiso University School of Law,
Valparaiso, Indiana, 1992, J.D.

Law Review: Executive Editor, Valparaiso University
1990 - 1992

Concordia University,
River Forest, Illinois, 1989, B.A.

Memberships:
American Bar Association - Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
Chicago Bar Association 
National Association of Subrogation Professionals


Mr. Nielsen received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia University in 1989 and his Juris Doctor degree from Valparaiso University School of Law in 1992.  After graduating from law school, Mr. Nielsen joined a large Chicago law firm and specialized in litigation with an emphasis on commercial and residential property subrogation cases.  In 1997, he co-founded the Firm and has acted as its Managing Partner.  Mr. Nielsen is admitted to practice law in Illinois and Michigan, and has been admitted to practice pro hac vice throughout the United States. 

Mr. Nielsen has represented numerous large and small insurance companies, self-insured companies, third-party administrators and individuals in matters ranging from contract disputes to major multi-party litigation losses.  Mr. Nielsen has particular expertise in the areas of fire causation, fire spread, product design and manufacturing defects, construction defects and cargo transportation losses.

Mr. Nielsen is a senior member of Editorial Board for the CGL Reporter and a member of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the ABA.

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