James T. Nyeste

James Nyeste Litigation Attorney Chicago, IL
James T. Nyeste
Of Counsel
James T. Nyeste has more than 36 years of experience in insurance law and coverage, personal injury, disability, ERISA benefits, commercial litigation, contracts, and civil litigation generally. He represents insureds and claimants in all types of matters relating to insurance. His clients have recovered tens of millions of dollars from the insurance industry. Mr. Nyeste is often retained by, or referred by clients and other law firms needing insurance law and coverage expertise. He works with many of Chicago's leading personal injury lawyers to maximize their clients' recoveries.

Mr. Nyeste practices regularly in Illinois state and federal courts on both the trial and appellate levels and has practiced on numerous occasions in other state and federal courts by permission from the court. His clients range from individuals to major corporations.


Juris Doctor, University of Chicago Law School, 1979
Bachelor of Science – Highest Honors, Mathematics, Michigan State University, Honors College, National Merit Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa, 1976


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)


Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association


Breach of Contract

Insurance Coverage and Contractual Indemnity

Participated case
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