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Adele Nicholas is a civil rights lawyer dedicated to representing the interests of victims of civil rights violations in police misconduct and employment discrimination matters.


Practice areas


  1. Civil Rights: 75%
    7 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 20%
    7 years
  3. Personal Injury: 5%



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  • Sara A. Garber

    Adele Nicholas is a dedicated and hardworking civil rights attorney. She is an excellent legal writer, a creative legal thinker, and has a natural ability in the courtroom. Her knowledge of the law on issues of police misconduct and employment discrimination is extensive.


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Nicholas Law Office

4510 N. Paulina Street
Chicago, IL


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200811/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyJackowiak Law Office2008 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Police Accountability Project -- Chicago ChapterN/A2010 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rivera v. Village of StreamwoodJury Verdict in favor of Plaintiff, $200,000
Johnson v. Chicago Board of EducationJury verdict in favor of Plaintiff
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Northwestern UniversityJournalismOther - Bachelors2004