NIU grad among top S.C. litigators

ChrisNickelsTopLitigatorNorthern Illinois alum Chris Nickels was recently named as a Top 100 Litigator in South Carolina by the American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA). He is employed by the Daniel Island law firm, Clawson and Staubes.

Nickels has a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics and a Juris Doctorate with honors from NIU. He specializes in helping clients with business disputes, injury claims and insurance matters. He tries a number of cases each year, appearing in state and federal courts representing individuals, employers, self-insured’s and insurance carriers.

In November 2011, Nickels was elected to Mount Pleasant Town Council, where he chairs Mount Pleasant’s public services committee and serves on the annexation, human resource and the police, legal and judicial committees of council.

ASLA is an invitation-only, nationwide organization of elite lawyers in practice today. The organization draws its affiliation from lawyers who combine exceptional legal credentials with a proven commitment to community engagement and the highest professional standards. Their exclusive membership comprises less than two percent of all licensed lawyers nationwide.

“Chris has been such an asset to our litigation department since he has been with us,” says Sam Clawson, managing member at Clawson & Staubes, which practices in a wide variety of areas including civil litigation, workers’ compensation, commercial law, bankruptcy, corporate law, tax, estate planning, real estate and alternative dispute resolution.

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