A 1979 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, Mr. Nyeste has over 44 years of experience in insurance law and coverage, personal injury, disability, ERISA benefits, commercial litigation, contracts, and civil litigation generally.

James T. Nyeste

  • J.D. University of Chicago Law School (1979)
  • B.S. Michigan State University (1976) (Highest honors, Mathematics); Honors College; National Merit Scholar; Phi Beta Kappa
  • Additional courses: Legal Aspects of E-Commerce, Illinois Institute of Technology (1999)
Admitted to Practice

Mr. Nyeste is admitted to practice in the following courts:

  • Illinois Supreme Court and all courts of the State of Illinois (1979) 
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (1979) and its Trial Bar (1984) 
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (1983) 
  • United States Claims Court (1987) 
  • United States Supreme Court (1992) 
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois (1994)
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin (1995)

Additionally, Mr. Nyeste has practiced by specific permission in numerous state and federal courts in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, New York, California, and Arizona.

Career History

Since August 1, 1999, Mr. Nyeste has had his own firm, engaged in insurance law and coverage for claimants and policyholders, ERISA claims, plaintiff's personal injury, employment, contract, and civil litigation generally. When necessary and appropriate, Mr. Nyeste co-counsels with other firms for additional experience or makes use of contract lawyers for added efficiency.

From 1980 to 1999, Mr. Nyeste was affiliated with Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon: Equity partner (1987 to 1999); associate (1980 to 1987); Insurance Industry Practice Group (Vice Chairman and Assignments Partner, 1987 to 1995); Commercial Litigation Practice Group; Appellate Practice Group; Technology Committee.

Mr. Nyeste began his legal career in 1979 with Peterson, Ross, Schloerb & Seidel, which focused on representing the insurance industry, especially underwriters at Lloyd's, London.

About Mr. Nyeste

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