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Nigel S. Smith

(630) 368-2511

Nigel S. Smith currently practices in the area of workers’ compensation defense.  He has extensive experience handling workers’ compensation cases, having tried numerous cases before arbitrators of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, as well as handling appeals before the Commission and multiple Circuit Courts and Appellate Courts throughout the state.  His legal experience also includes handling personal injury matters, Social Security disability appeals, and general litigation matters.


Mr. Smith is a lifelong Illinois resident, having graduated from Bradley University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude.  He graduated from the Northern Illinois University College of Law with a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, in 2003.


He was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2003, and also became licensed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in 2004.


Mr. Smith is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and is a member of their Civil Practice and Procedure Section Council, as well as a member of the ISBA Workers’ Compensation Section.



  • Northern Illinois University College of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude
  • Bradley University, Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude



  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois


Professional Organizations:

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Civil Practice and Procedure Section Council
  • ISBA Workers’ Compensation Section


Areas of Practice

  • Workers’ Compensation Defense