Frederick W. Nessler


The Law Offices of Frederick W. Nessler & Associates, Ltd.
536 N. Bruns Lane, Suite 1
Springfield, IL 62702
Phone: (217)698-0202
Fax: (217)698-0203
Toll Free: (800)727-8010

Frederick W. Nessler has been practicing law throughout the state of Illinois and the United States for over 35 years.  Mr. Nessler opened his law office in Lincoln, Illinois in 1977.  Since that time, he has helped injured people recover over $50 million in compensation for the injuries they suffered due to the negligence of others.  Mr. Nessler has been awarded numerous recognitions throughout his career, each of which is detailed below.  

Nessler & Associates now has offices in Springfield, Champaign-Urbana, Decatur, Lincoln and Chicago, Illinois.  Nessler & Associates also maintains offices in Denver, Colorado.

Professional Status

Principal of The Law Offices of Frederick W. Nessler and Associates, Ltd.

Board of Managers of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

Parlimentarian of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association


Juris Doctorate, 1977 cum laude, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent

B.S., 1974, University of Illinois College of Agriculture 
(Past Vice President, Sachem Honorary Society; past Vice President, Omnicron Delta Kappa Honorary Society; Gamma Sigma Delta, Honor Society of Agriculture)

Graduate of National Institute of Trial Advocacy – Advanced Trial Advocacy Skills

Graduate of National College of Advocacy – Advanced Course in Trial Advocacy

Graduate of Lawyers Post Graduate Clinic – Trial Technique Institute

Professional Achievements and Honors

Named Super Lawyer by Illinois Super Lawyers – 2009, 2010. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Named Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Named Top 100 Litigation Lawyer by American Society of Legal Advocates - 2015

Named Fellow by the American Bar Association

Secretary of Illinois Trial Lawyers

Treasurer of Illinois Trial Lawyers

Parlimentarian of Illinois Trial Lawyers

Executive Committee of Illinois Trial Lawyers

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum


1977 Illinois; 1990 Colorado; 2011 Texas 

Practice Emphasis

Mr. Nessler has represented and continues to represent injured persons and workers in all varieties of injury cases throughout Illinois. Mr. Nessler practices plaintiffs’ personal injury law handling catastrophic injury cases including vehicular injury, workers compensation, defective products, clergy misconduct, chemical exposure, explosions and fire, premises liability, animal attacks and medical negligence. 

Mr. Nessler has lectured, and continues to lecture, on personal injury, tort law, alternative dispute resolution, civil practice and related topics.

Mr. Nessler is a life-long resident of Central Illinois. He and his family also manage diverse farming interests including land, cattle, swine and grain, which affords him an extensive agricultural background in handling a variety of farm-related cases.

Practice Experience

Mr. Nessler started his law practice in 1977 in Lincoln, Illinois. Today, he maintains five office locations throughout Illinois. He has been selected by the Leading Attorney Network, Inc. as a Leading Illinois Attorney in the area of Personal Injury Law: General. He has had outstanding results including million dollar and multi-million dollar recoveries in a variety of tort cases in the last quarter century.


Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Topics:

  • Clerical Abuse
  • Initial Preparation of Cases for Trial
  • Vehicular Accident and Injuries

Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education 

  • Vehicular Accidents
  • Pre-Trial Preparation in Civil Practice
  • Advanced Insurance, Settlement, and Trial Issues for Accident Cases (Mediation of Cases)
  • National lectures on ethics in attorney advertising
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Downstate Continuing Legal Education Chair, 2010 and 2011

Professional Associations

American Association for Justice (AAJ)

  • Medical Negligence Committee; Products Liability Committee

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA)

  • Member of the Board of Managers; Legislative Committee; Former Treasurer; Executive Committee; Former Parlimentarian; Secretary (2014-present)

Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)

  • Past member of the Tort Section Council

American Bar Association (ABA) - Fellow

Sangamon County Bar Association

Logan County Bar Association (past President)

American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)

Former legislative assistant to the late Congressman Edward Madigan, U.S. Congress, Washington, D.C.

Community Involvement

Calvary Temple Christian Center (Board Member) (Trustee)

Calvary Academy (Athletic Steering Committee-Chair)

American Maine-Anjou Association (Board Member; past Illinois State President; past National President)

Illinois State Fair Advisory Board Member

No Mountain Too High Christian Ministries - Sponsor