Jonathan T. 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
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Jonathan T. Nessler began his legal career with Nessler & Associates in 2007.  His practice is focused on personal injury claims, including catastrophic automobile accidents, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.  Mr. Nessler has dedicated his entire legal career to helping injured people recover for their loss.  He is recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer and a Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer in Illinois.  He is also recognized by The Law Bulletin Publishing Company Leading Lawyers as an Emerging Lawyer.  Mr. Nessler is recognized by The American Society of Legal Advocates as a "Top 40 Under 40 Litigation Lawyer" in the State of Illinois.

In 2016, Mr. Nessler was elected to serve a three year term as an member of the Illinois State Bar Association Assembly.  Learn more about this appointment here.


Bachelor of Science – Agricultural and Environmental Communications and Education
University of Illinois, 2004

Juris Doctorate
University of Illinois, 2007


Illinois State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Illinois Trial Lawyers’ Association

Admitted to Practice

Supreme Court of Illinois

United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois 

United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois 

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois 

Supreme Court of the United States of America

Practice Emphasis

Mr. Nessler practices primarily in the areas of personal injury, premises’ liability, automobile negligence, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injuries. 

Professional Achievements

Barrister member of Lincoln-Douglas American Inn of Court
November 2011 - Present

Vice Chair – Law Practice Management Committee – American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division – 2011

Chair – Law Practice Management Committee – American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division – August 2013 – August 2014

The National Trial Lawyers: “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” – 2014 – Present

The National Trial Lawyers: "Top 40 Under 40" - 2015 - Present

The American Society of Legal Advocates: “Top 40 Under 40 Litigation lawyers in the State of Illinois” – 2016 - Present

Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Leading Lawyers Division: “Emerging Lawyer”   – 2015 – Present

Member of ISBA Assembly – Illinois State Bar Association – Elected 2016 for a Three Year Term

Speaking Events and Published Articles

Speaker at the “Transportation Law Seminar" presented by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Education Fund, March 27, 2010

Speaker at the “Motor Vehicle Crashes from Occurrence to Trial – Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives,” February 15, 2012

Speaker at the “IICLE Pre-Trial Preparation in Civil Practice Seminar – Requests to Admit or Deny,” March 30, 2012

Moderator and Speaker at the “Advanced Evidentiary Issues at Trial,” January 31, 2013

Speaker at the “ITLA Workers’ Compensation Seminar – Traveling Employees & Venture-Newberg, Perini, Stone & Webster v. IWCC,” November 2, 2013

Speaker at the “Shotgun Seminar” Presented by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Education Fund in St. Louis, Missouri – “Common Carrier Liability,” September 25, 2015

Representative Cases

Venture-Newberg Perini Stone & Webster v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Comm’n,2012 IL App (4th) 110847WC

Prime Ins. Syndicate, Inc. v. Woods, 406 Ill. App. 3d 1225, 998 N.E.2d 722, 2011 Ill. App. Unpub. LEXIS 154, 376 Ill. Dec. 180, 2011 WL 11066011 (Ill. App. Ct. 4th Dist. 2011) (Rule 23 Order)

Farris v. Sullivan, 2013 IL App (4th) 120753-U, 2013 Ill. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1142, 2013 WL 2387716 (Ill. App. Ct. 4th Dist. 2013) (Rule 23 Order)