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Nenye Uche

Personal injury Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   101 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Nenye

Learn Nenye’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    30%

  2. Personal injury
    30%
    Attorney Uche has successfully handled a wide range of personal injury cases.

  3. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    20%
    Recently, Attorney Uche obtained a record jury verdict of $625,000 for an elderly woman who suffered 11-hours of emotional distress in a nursing home.

  4. Wrongful death
    10%

  5. Civil rights
    5%
    Attorney Uche has successfully represented clients in a numerous civil rights cases. Recently, Attorney Uche obtained more than a million dollars for the family of a young man who was unjustly shot and killed by a Chicago Police Officer.

  6. Trucking accident
    5%

Attorney Uche is a nationally recognized litigator and trial lawyer. Attorney Uche’s talent, dedication and passion for advocacy has led him to successfully try to verdict over ive hundred cases that span multiple legal specialties ranging from personal injury to criminal/DUI cases.

For instance, Attorney Uche recently secured a $1.18 million jury verdict against the City of Chicago and the Chicago Police Department in Cockerham v. City of Chicago; a nationally publicized civil rights case involving the shooting death of a 23-year old man by a Chicago police officer. Additionally, in Jones v. Villa at South Holland, Attorney Uche secured a record jury verdict of $625,000 for an elderly woman who suffered 11-hours of emotional distress while at a nursing home.

Within the area of criminal law, Attorney Uche has successfully argued and persuaded the Illinois Appellate Court in People v. Litiwn 2015 IL App (3d) 140429, to throw out his client’s conviction and 12-year sentence for drug trafficking; a case now often cited as legal precedent. Also, in People v. Holt, Attorney Uche got murder charges dismissed against his client by successfully filing a pre-trial motion to dismiss murder charges.

Beyond his success in trial advocacy, Attorney Uche has handled numerous high-profile cases that have been featured in prominent media outlets such as The Guardian and CNN. Additionally, Attorney Uche has been recognized by his peers as well as prominent legal organizations. For example, Attorney Uche is the recipient of a Top 40 Lawyer under 40 Award from The National Trial Lawyers. Also, Attorney Uche’s courtroom successes culminated with his selection for inclusion to the Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars list; no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the State of Illinois are named to the Rising Stars list.

Attorney Uche's commitment to the law was demonstrated at an early stage in his career. For example, upon graduating from one of the most prestigious Law schools in the Midwest, the University of Wisconsin Law School, Attorney Uche was the recipient of a string of advocacy awards, some of which included: the 2007 Best Attorney Award at the Stanford Law School Mock Trial Invitational Competition in California, as well as the 2006 Best Petitioner’s Brief Award at the August A. Rendigs National Products liability Moot Court Competition in Ohio.

After law school, Attorney Uche joined one of the largest and most respected prosecutor’s offices in the United States: The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a prosecutor, he successfully prosecuted well over a thousand criminal cases and in the process gained a wealth of experience in advocacy, which he employs successfully for his clients today.

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Location

Uche Litigation
314 N Loomis St
#G2
Chicago, IL, 60607

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Reviews

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Posted by Emma | April 20, 2023
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Excellent attorney!
Attorney Uche is truly a one of a kind attorney.  My grand-aunt was put in a nursing home to recover from a stroke.  During her stay, she fell and fractured her finger and bruised her face due to the nursing home’s negligence because they failed to treat her as a fall risk even though she was recovering from a stroke.  The nursing home treated us crappy throughout the process.  Also, many personal injury attorneys told us that the case was worth peanuts since my aunty didn’t die and had recovered from her injuries.  Attorney Uche took it to trial and a jury awarded a record breaking $625k for 11 hours of emotional distress that occurred when she initially sustained her injuries.   Uche was well liked with the jury and it showed with their attentiveness to him when he spoke and also their verdict. Forever grateful.
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Posted by Lisa | April 6, 2023
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Top Gun
Attorney Uche is phenomenal! He got a not guilty on a case involving a family member on 4/6/23. He was terrific. Great cross-examination.
Posted by Akelah | April 5, 2023
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Top Attorney
Attorney Uche assisted my cousin in getting a really tough DUI case dismissed! My family and I are super grateful and still don’t know how he pulled off the impossible. He’s really good and with it.
Posted by Brian | March 17, 2023
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Truly exceptional
Attorney Uche is the best. We had a case set for trial on Gun possession. He was ready to go and really showed his confidence in the courtroom. On the day of trial, the prosecutors dismissed the charges and thankfully I walked. Uche believed in me.
Posted by Xavier | December 5, 2022
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Beat my gun case!
Attorney Uche got my gun case dropped at the courthouse in Chicago! Other attorneys said they couldn’t but he got it done.
Posted by Eugenie | November 30, 2022
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Major Star in the courtroom
Attorney Nenye Uche is a major star in court! He got my DUI and 6 other charges thrown out by a judge in rolling meadows after a bench trial. He tore into each and everyone of the prosecutor’s witnesses and I was found not guilty on all counts!
Posted by Omar | November 4, 2022
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Best my DUI
Attorney Nenye Uche is the best. He beat a DUI case for me at the Daley center courthouse. Big thanks!
Posted by David | November 1, 2022
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The best!
Attorney Uche is an amazing courtroom attorney. My nephew just won a really tough case at the Markham courthouse in Cook County. Attorney Uche tore the prosecution's witnesses up one by one and beat the case.
Posted by Hugo | October 31, 2022
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Great Attorney
Great attorney got all charges against me dismissed! This occured at the courthouse in Cook County today.
Posted by James | October 27, 2022
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Got my son's criminal case thrown out
Attorney Uche is an excellent attorney. He is super succesful at what he does and yet stays humble. He just got prosecutors to dismiss all criminal charges against my son. My family is forever grateful to him.
Posted by Reginald | October 12, 2022
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Best attorney ever!
Attorney Uche is an excellent attorney! He just got my case thrown out in Chicago.
Posted by Rosa | September 21, 2022
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Excellent Attorney!
My husband had a criminal case in chicago. Attorney Uche took it to trial and went up against two Police officers and still won! He is good and my family and I are forever grateful to him.
Posted by Opeyemi | September 16, 2022
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Saved my cousin
Attorney Nenye Uche is a genius. Our family hired him after reading his great reviews. He just got my cousin's 3 seprate DUI cases dismissed.
Posted by Purnell | September 12, 2022
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Very grateful
Attorney Uche just got a judge in criminal court in Chicago to pronounce me NOT GUILTY, today, 9/12/22. As we walked of the courthouse the prosecutor shook his hand and called him a master of the courtroom. That pretty much sums it up, feeling greatful.
Posted by Eric | July 27, 2022
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Phenomenal personal injury Attorney!
Attorney Uche is a phenomenal attorney. On October 17, 2020, an off duty police office who was driving drunk ran into my my vehicle in a head on collision. I sustained fractures on my leg. Attorney Uche investigated and found out the off duty officer had a hidden insurance policy apart from his regular auto insurance. Attorney Uche got the insurance company to settle with me for the maximum on both insurance policies for a total of $1.25M. Forever grateful to Attorney Uche.
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Posted by Tnika | May 23, 2022
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$1.625 Million
Attorney Uche is phenomenal! I am so so happy. My cousins and I are attacked by Chicago police in 2020. They assaulted us and cursed at us. We were referred to attorney Uche who sued the city of Chicago. Initially they offered $20k globally for all of us. But after Uche was done with them, they changed their offer to a global offer of $1.625 million. We will forever be traumatized but glad we got Uche to get us justice.
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Posted by Myriam | May 20, 2022
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The BEST!
My bf had a warrant out of bridgeview courthouse in Cook county Illinois. We hired attorney Uche to get the warrant quashed. Attorney Uche walked in like a boss! He is well respected and everyone knows him. Warrant thrown out and case ended earlier than expected. Forever grateful!
Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2021
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Got my case thrown out on the first day of court
I had a gun case at the courthouse on 111th in Chicago. The charges were bogus and Attorney Uche got the judge to throw it out on the first court date. Great attorney will def be referring anyone I know to him.
Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2021
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Great Attorney
I was charged with a DUI case where I blew into the machine. Somehow attorney Uche was able to get the prosecutors to reduce the charge and avoid getting a DUI on my record. He is the best and is very respected when he walks into a courtroom.
Posted by Jack | September 21, 2021
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Got a cousin’s DUI thrown out
A cousin of mine had a DUI at the Daley center. Attorney Uche got it thrown out. Enough said. Best lawyer in Chicago.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • criminal attorney
  • Nenye Uche—Attorney at Law
  • 2013 - Present
  • Criminal Prosecutor
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Judicial Extern to Justice Louis Butler
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • 2006 - 2006

Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Warren Wilson College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Estate Of Cockerham v. City Of Chicago
  • $1.18 million
  • People v. Litwin
  • Case Dismissed; 10-year sentence thrown out

Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Cook County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 under 40
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Premier 100 Trial Attorneys
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 40 under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Attorney Award
  • Stanford Law School Mock Trial Invitational Competition
  • 2007
  • Mathys Memorial Award for Appellate Advocacy
  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • 2007
  • Best Petitioner’s Brief Award
  • August A. Rendigs National Products liability Moot Court Competition
  • 2006
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Publications

  • Cook County Bar Association (CCBA) Newsletter
  • Tips on cross examination
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (9)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Every time I encounter Nenye in court, I am impressed by something new. His professional demeanor and legal knowledge have earned him an outstanding reputation among defense attorneys and prosecutors alike. Nenye fights for his clients until the very end no matter what. He is a respected advocate and I highly endorse him as an excellent trial lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Uche is an excellent attorney who is both skilled and dedicated to serving the needs of his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ever since Mr. Uche was a prosecutor his competent approach and professional demeanor has set him apart from other lawyers. He enjoys his job and is a highly skilled practitioner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. True trial attorney! Great attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've first met Nenye Uche when he was the First Chair of a courtroom as a Cook County Prosecutor and I was a defense attorney. He stood out amongst a sea of prosecutors. Once he became a Criminal Defense Attorney, we've worked together on several criminal matters, including a lengthy jury trial. Simply put, he is a "legal beast." Hard-working, diligent, creative, thinks quick on his feet - he is a very powerful force to be reckoned with before and during trial. He has an outstanding legal mind that combined with his unique presentation and argument skills, leaves jurors captivated. He gives his all to his clients and his courtroom presence is one of the best I've ever seen. Truly top-notch. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nenye is an exceptional attorney. He is extremely knowledgable and a zealous advocate. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been able to watch Mr. Uche in several courthouses in the Cook County area. He provides all of his clients with respect and the most up to date legal developments in criminal law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the pleasure of trying a battery case against Nenye when he was a prosecutor. He was extremely professional and respectful and now, as a defense attorney, he continues to be one of the classiest lawyers I know."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nenye is an exceptional advocate and incredibly skilled in the courtroom. He has a great ability to deal with clients in difficult and stressful situations. Despite his skill in the courtroom, and his ability to think on his feet, he prepares rigorously for each hearing and court appearance, and is always up to speed on new case law that is applicable. I have had the pleasure of working on matters with Nenye, and look forward to collaborating on future cases."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nenye is one of the better trial attorneys I've had the pleasure of working with. Always prepared and knowledgeable, he leaves little doubt whose courtroom it is when he speaks. Jurors trust him and judges know he is competent. Beyond the courtroom, Nenye is a reasonable and fair negotiator. It is clear that his time as a prosecutor help him see what "justice" should mean--not just winning, but the right result--all while vigorously representing his clients."
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Chicago Personal injury Lawyer Nenye Uche
Nenye Uche
Personal injury Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 16 years
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