Attorney Profiles

John P. NicoaraJohn P. Nicoara 
Peoria, Illinois

Partner, since September 1, 1980
phone (309) 674-6085
fax (309) 674-6032
email Email Me
Areas of Practice:

Trucking and Automobile Negligence
General Negligence Law
Medical Malpractice
Dramshop/Liquor Liability
Products Liability
Liability Insurance Coverage

Bar Admissions:

Illinois, 1975
U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1976
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1982
U.S. Supreme Court, 1984

Education:

University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois, 1975
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
Law Review: University of Illinois, Notes and Comments Editor, 1974 - 1975
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1970
B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Representative Cases:

Canopy v. Hentz, 345 Ill.App.3d 797 (3rd District 2004)

R.A.N. Consultants, Inc., vs. Peacock, 201 111.App.3d 67, 559 N.E.2d 283 (3rd Dist. 1990)

Arkansas Best Freight System, Inc., vs. Illinois News Service, Inc., 159 III.App.3d 775, 512 N.E.2d 1063 (3rd Dist. 1987)

Smith v. McNeil Corp., 74 III.App.3d 356, 392 N.E.2d 1376 (3rd Dist. 1979)

Allison v. Davies, 64 III.App.3d 900, 381 N.E.2d 1034 (3rd Dist. 1978)

National Bank of Bloomington vs. Podgogski, 57 III.App.3d 256, 373 N.E.2d 82 (3rd Dist. 1978)

Representative Clients:

Founders Insurance Company
Illinois Casualty Company

References:

Commerce Bank of Peoria

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Tort & Civil Procedure Update, Peoria County Bar Association, 1986 - 2008
Legal Ethics Seminar, Peoria County Bar Association, October 8, 2007

Honors and Awards:

Martindale-Hubble AV Peer Review Rated, 1982 - Present
Leading Lawyers Network, 2002 - Present
Carl H. Rolewick Award, Illinois Lawyers' Assistance Program, 2003
Named a "Top Lawyer in Illinois" by Chicago Lawyer Magazine

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee, 2007 - Present
Chairman
Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee, 2001 - Present
Member
Illinois Lawyers' Assistance Program, 1998 - 2004
Board Member and Secretary
Supreme Court of Illinois Committee on Judicial Performance Evaluation
Member
Judicial Vacancy Advisory Screening Committee
Member
Federal Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee
Member
Peoria County Bar Association, 1996 - 1997
President
Peoria County Bar Association, 1982 - Present
Director
Leading Lawyers Network, 2002 - Present
Advisory Board
American Bar Association
Member
Illinois State Bar Association
Member
Illinois State Bar Association, 2004 - Present
Civil Practice and Procedure Section Council
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Illinois Defense Counsel
Member
Defense Research and Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Woodford County Bar Association
Member

Past Employment Positions:

Baner & Nicoara, Partner, March 1, 1976 - August 31, 1980
Woodford County, Assistant States Attorney, 1975 - 1978
U.S. Army, Legal Clerk, February 15, 1971 - September 1, 1973

Languages:

Romanian