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Chicago Attorney John Nisivaco Appointed to Illinois State Bar Association Board of Governors

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For Immediate Release: 
November 1, 2010

SPRINGFIELD, IL – John L. Nisivaco, a partner in the Chicago personal injury firm of Boudreau & Nisivaco, LLC, has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the board of governors of the Illinois State Bar Association.

The 25-member board directs the activities of the state’s largest bar association with 33,000 members. Nisivaco replaces Justice Mary Jane Theis, who resigned her seat after being appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court.

Nisivaco has been elected to the ISBA Assembly three times and is a past chair of the Standing Committee on Judicial Evaluations and the Tort Law Section Council. He is also a board member of the Illinois Bar Foundation, the charitable affiliate of the ISBA.

 A Chicago native, Nisivaco received his law degree from DePaul University College of Law in 1993 and his bachelor’s degree in political science from Northern Illinois University in 1990.

In addition to the ISBA, he is active in other bar associations including the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Phi Alpha Delta National Law Society and the Justinian Society of Lawyers.

Among his community activities, he is a commissioner on the Lyons Township Mental Health Commission. He was a co-founder and past president of the Hollieday Foundation dedicated to the financial support of The Misericordia Home for disabled persons. 

Nisivaco resides in LaGrange with his wife, Colleen M. Fitzgerald Nisivaco, M.D., and their two children, Mary Rose and John Fitzgerald.

Located in Springfield and Chicago, the Illinois State Bar Association provides professional services to Illinois lawyers, and education and services to the public. More information is available at or by calling 1-800-252-8908.

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