Maria G. Kanney


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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Maria Gust Kanney began her career at Nessler & Associates in 2007.  She has spent most of her legal career as an attorney with Nessler & Associates.  She handles personal injury claims, including automobile accidents, slip and fall accidents and most other injury cases.  She also assist the victims of sexual abuse to help them recover for the abuse they have suffered.  She has successfully tried several cases to verdict in favor of the plaintiffs.  She is recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer in Illinois.


Bachelor of Arts - Legal Studies, Cum Laude
University of Illinois, 2006

  • Downstate Illinois Innocence Project

Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2010

  • Senior Communications Editor, Thomas M. Cooley Journal of Practical and Clinical Law; Grade Appeals Magistrate
  • Certificate of Merit in Advanced Legal Writing, Pre-Trial Skills, Family Law, and Water Law


Illinois State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Sangamon County Bar Association

Admitted to Practice

Supreme Court of Illinois

Practice Emphasis

Ms. Kanney practices primarily in the areas of personal injury, premises’ liability, automobile negligence, catastrophic injuries, workman’s compensation, and social security disability.