Northern Illinois University alumnus John L. Nisivaco, a partner in the Chicago personal injury firm of Boudreau & Nisivaco, LLC, has been re-elected to the Board of Governors of the Illinois State Bar Association.
The 27-member Board of Governors oversees the operations and management of ISBA, subject to policies set by the 201-member Assembly.
Nisivaco was appointed to the Board of Governors in November 2010 to fill the vacancy created by Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis and was subsequently elected to a three-year term in 2011. He was elected ISBA Secretary in 2012 and previously served three terms on the ISBA’s Assembly. He is a past chair of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Judicial Evaluations and the Tort Law Section Council and is a former board member of the Illinois Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the ISBA.
Among his other professional and community activities, he is active in the American Association for Justice, and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He is a former member of the Lyons Township Mental Health Commission and teaches litigation strategy at the DePaul College of Law.
Nisivaco, who resides in LaGrange, earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Northern Illinois University in 1990 and received his law degree in 1993.