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Donald Joseph Nolan

Aviation Attorney at Chicago, IL

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Licensed for 45 years

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Donald J. Nolan is a nationally-acclaimed lawyer and founder of Nolan Law Group which has become one of the nation’s most prestigious and well-recognized plaintiff firms. In the area of aviation law, Donald Nolan has represented the rights of victims and families in air disasters around the world. His work has led to the redesign of several safety systems and defective components of major commercial and general aviation aircraft. In the course of his career, he has been appointed as Lead Counsel and to leadership positions in a multitude of air crash cases in state and federal courts throughout the country. While he has consistently been named to the Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers and has been named a Leading American Attorney in Personal Injury Law, a distinction less than 6% of practicing attorneys can claim, he considers the creation of the firm itself and establishment of an experienced, competent & well-versed staff as the hallmark of a career dedicated to clients needs. He continues to represent clients from around the world on a select basis in the most tragic of cases.
Licensed for 45 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2003
Updated 06/13/2022
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1977
Updated 10/11/2022

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Donald Joseph Nolan
30th Floor 20 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL, 60602-5094

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • Elmhurst College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Chicago Bar Association,
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Lawyers Pilots Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Association for Transportation Law, Logistics and Policy
  • N/A
  • Spinal Cord Injury Association
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Aviation Law Section, Chair
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Secretary
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Brain Injury Association of Illinois
  • Board of Directors
  • 1996 - 2001
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Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • American Association for Justice Annual Convention
  • Opening Statements,
  • 2007
  • Annual Brain Injury Medical-Legal Conference
  • North American Brain Injury Society
  • 2007
  • Annual Brain Injury Association of Illinois Education Conference
  • Pulling It All Together, Speaker
  • 2006
  • Annual ATLA Conference
  • Aviation Law Section Panel Member
  • 2005
  • Conference on Brain Injury Brain Injury Association of Utah
  • Pulling It All Together
  • 2005
  • ATLA Annual Convention
  • Media Relations & Disaster Assistance in Complex Accidents,
  • 2003
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group Program
  • Defeating the Defenses in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases
  • 2003
  • ATLA Annual Convention
  • Emerging Issues: Airports and Airplanes, Panel
  • 2002
  • Annual Aviation Law Symposium
  • Pre-Impact Terror
  • 2001
  • American Bar Association, Aviation Section
  • Aviation Issues in the New Millennium
  • 2000
  • Annual Education Conference
  • Pediatric Life Care Planning
  • 1999
  • Brain Injury Association of California Annual Conference
  • Special Opening Statement Techniques in the M.T.B.I. Case
  • 1999
  • Legal and Medical Seminar
  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
  • 1999
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Seminar
  • The Ultimate T.B.I Notebook
  • 1999
  • Winning Brain Injury Cases: Medical, Legal and Technological Issues
  • The Ultimate Trial Notebook
  • 1999
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Chicago Aviation Lawyer Donald Joseph Nolan
Donald Joseph Nolan
Aviation Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 45 years