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Nielsen, Zehe & Antas, PC is a nationally recognized and respected law firm that offers its clients big firm experience and talent in a smaller firm environment. Our reputation is very important to us. We solve our client’s problems in some situations and prevent them all together in other situations. We welcome you to our website to learn more about us.

  • Diane Stefani won a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against a charter school in which a student sued for a serious knee injury.
  • Ashley Portman achieved a pre-suit settlement for 100% of the damages sought by her client, an employee theft policy insurer. The settlement was reached with the insured’s ex-employee who was accused of stealing materials from the insured and selling them for personal profit.
  • Betsy Grover and Dom Savaiano recently won a not-guilty verdict after a nearly two-week trial in Cook County, Illinois.
  • Frank DeBoni & Jack Murphy successfully defended a punitive damages claim brought against a world renowned 5 Star Luxury Hotel in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Despite the Plaintiff’s allegations of willful and wanton conduct, Mr. DeBoni & Mr. Murphy were able to demonstrate that the hotel had no prior notice of the alleged condition that caused Plaintiff’s injuries. After a 4 day trial, the jury returned a “no liability” verdict.
  • Nielsen, Zehe, & Antas is very proud to announce that James M. Hoey, former President and Managing Partner of Clausen Miller PC, has joined the firm. Jim is a nationally recognized trial attorney. He specializes in all aspects of insurance defense, including first party property and liability defense. Jim is a graduate of Purdue University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and he received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola University in Chicago.
  • Nielsen, Zehe, & Antas , P.C. is very proud to announce that Stella, Dugan & Gunn, LLC has merged with the Chicago based firm. The product liability defense practice of Stella, Dugan, & Gunn, LLC is an extraordinary fit with NZA’s burgeoning product liability practice and will enable NZA to secure a new and broader clientele.
  • Brad Krause won summary judgment for a general contractor in a lawsuit filed in Madison County, Illinois where it was established that the general contractor did not control the means and methods of its plumbing subcontractor, which caused the loss.
  • Brad Krause obtained a dismissal with prejudice for a local school district in a lawsuit filed by a student that was injured while participating in a vocational class.
  • Matthew R. Cohen successfully utilized targeted discovery to defeat a foreign manufacturer's motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction, leading to prompt resolution.
  • Ashley Portman was nominated for 2018 Super Lawyer's Rising Star's List.
  • Jeffrey Zehe and Frank DeBoni obtained dismissal of their client, a Japanese company, when U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan granted their client's MTD challenging personal jurisdiction pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(2).
  • Jeffrey Zehe and Frank DeBoni obtained dismissal of two Japanese corporations after challenging personal jurisdiction in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Law Division.
  • Robert Lentz settled a building collapse claim in Roswell NM stemming from winter storm Goliath for policy limits.
  • Dominick Savaiano was nominated for the Lifetime Achievement award among America's Top 100 Attorneys® for Illinois.
  • In a 1983/Title IX claim brought against an Illinois school district and its administrators, Robert Lentz was able to obtain a Motion to Dismiss with prejudice from the Fed Dist Court of Illinois.
  • Craig Antas recently made a 100% recovery for our client in a construction related accident where a concrete supplier on a job site damaged a support beam leading to a significant collapse of the structure.
  • Craig Antas recently presented a webinar to CLM on Protecting the Attorney-Client Privileged in Subrogation Cases.
  • Jeff Zehe and Betsy Grover conducted a webinar on transgender issues facing private colleges and protests/activism on the college campus.
  • Diane Stefani obtained a favorable decision on a dispositive motion on behalf of a School District.
  • Nielsen, Zehe & Antas. P.C. is pleased to announce that Vaughn A. Drozd has joined the Firm as Associate Attorney.
  • Patrick Hess and Matthew Cohen settle automatic sprinkler system failure claim.
  • Paul Bozych and Jack Murphy recently obtained a favorable court decision on a dispositive motion in the Northern District of Illinois regarding personal jurisdiction.
  • Nielsen, Zehe & Antas, P.C. is pleased to announce that Diane Stefani has joined the Firm as Of Counsel.
  • Nielsen, Zehe & Antas, P.C. is pleased to announce that Preetha Jayakumar has joined the Firm as Associate Attorney.
  • Marc Katalinic recently obtained a multi-million dollar recovery for an environmental liability insurer. The case, which was settled shortly before trial was scheduled to begin, was litigated over the course of more than 5 years and required over forty depositions and multiple dispositive motions.
  • Nielsen, Zehe & Antas, P.C. is pleased to announce that attorney's Dominick W. Savaiano and Paul Bozych have joined the firm as Senior Partners. We also welcome their team which includes attorney's Elizabeth (Betsy) R. Grover, Bradford S. Krause, Jack J. Murphy, associate Sean Brogan, paralegal Athena Giokaris, and legal assistant Sue Hunninghaus. All were formerly with Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP.
  • Michael Griffin obtained a settlement in excess of $500,000 in a Missouri fire case involving negligent maintenance of a commercial ventilation system.
  • Michael J. Griffin won an arbitration award in excess of $400,000 in a Minnesota construction defect case.
  • Michael J. Griffin made a 100% recovery in a North Dakota crane collapse case for $392,785.
  • Frank DeBoni was nominated and selected as Super Lawyers - Rising Star years 2008, 2011 - 2015.
Nielsen, Zehe & Antas, P.C.
55 West Monroe Street, Suite 1800
Chicago, Illinois 60603
312.322.9900 phone
312.322.9977 fax
Nielsen, Zehe & Antas, P.C.
55 West Monroe Street, Suite 1800
Chicago, Illinois 60603
312-322-9900 phone
312-322-9977 fax