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Chicago Attorney John L. Nisivaco Elected to State Bar Board of Governors

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For Immediate Release: 
May 16, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, IL – John L. Nisivaco, a partner in the Chicago personal injury firm of Boudreau & Nisivaco, LLC, has been elected to a three-year term on the board of governors of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).
The 25-member Board directs the activities of the state’s largest bar association with 33,000 members.
Nisivaco was appointed in November 2010 to fill a Board vacancy when Justice Mary Jane Theis resigned following her appointment to the Illinois Supreme Court. Previously, Nisivaco served three terms on the ISBA 201-member Assembly. He is a past chair of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Judicial Evaluations and the Tort Law Section Council, and is a board member of the Illinois Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the ISBA. He has been the editor of Tort Trends, the tort law publication for the ISBA, for the past eleven years.
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 member of the Lyons Township Mental Health Commission and teaches litigation strategy at the DePaul College of Law.
A resident of LaGrange, 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. He is married to Dr. Colleen Fitzgerald, an attending physician and the Medical Director of Woman’s Health at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
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

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