416 Main Street, Suite 815, Commerce Building, Peoria, Illinois 61602
FREE CONSULTATION 309-674-6085 FREE CONSULTATION 309-674-6085

John P. Nicoara

Partner

309-674-6085 phone

309-674-6032 fax

Areas of Practice:
  • Trucking and Automobile Negligence
  • General Negligence Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Dramshop/Liquor Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Liability Insurance Coverage
Bar Admissions:
  • Illinois, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1984
Education:
  • University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois, 1975
  • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Law Review: University of Illinois, Notes and Comments Editor, 1974 – 1975
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1970
  • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
Representative Cases:

Canopy v. Hentz, 345 Ill.App.3d 797 (3rd District 2004)

R.A.N. Consultants, Inc., vs. Peacock, 201 111.App.3d 67, 559 N.E.2d 283 (3rd Dist. 1990)

Arkansas Best Freight System, Inc., vs. Illinois News Service, Inc., 159 III.App.3d 775, 512 N.E.2d 1063 (3rd Dist. 1987)

Smith v. McNeil Corp., 74 III.App.3d 356, 392 N.E.2d 1376 (3rd Dist. 1979)

Allison v. Davies, 64 III.App.3d 900, 381 N.E.2d 1034 (3rd Dist. 1978)

National Bank of Bloomington vs. Podgogski, 57 III.App.3d 256, 373 N.E.2d 82 (3rd Dist. 1978)

Representative Clients:
  • Founders Insurance Company
  • Illinois Casualty Company
References:

Commerce Bank of Peoria

Classes/Seminars Taught:
  • Tort & Civil Procedure Update, Peoria County Bar Association, 1986 – 2013
  • Legal Ethics Seminar, Peoria County Bar Association, October 8, 2007
Honors and Awards:
  • Martindale-Hubble AV Peer Review Rated, 1982 – Present
  • Leading Lawyers Network, 2002 – Present
  • Carl H. Rolewick Award, Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program, 2003
  • Named a “Top Lawyer in Illinois” by Chicago Lawyer Magazine
Professional Associations and Memberships:
  • Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee, 2002 – 2011
  • Chairman, 2007-2009
  • Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program, 1998 – 2004
  • Board Member and Secretary
  • Supreme Court of Illinois Committee on Judicial Performance Evaluation
  • Judicial Vacancy Advisory Screening Committee
  • Member
  • Federal Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee
  • Member
  • Peoria County Bar Association, 1996 – 1997
  • President
  • Peoria County Bar Association, 1982 – Present
  • Director
  • Leading Lawyers Network, 2002 – Present
  • Advisory Board
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2004 – Present
  • Civil Practice and Procedure Section Council
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • Illinois Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • Defense Research and Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • Woodford County Bar Association
  • Member
Past Employment Positions:
  • Baner & Nicoara, Partner, March 1, 1976 – August 31, 1980
  • Woodford County, Assistant States Attorney, 1975 – 1978
  • U.S. Army, Legal Clerk, February 15, 1971 – September 1, 1973
Languages:
  • Romanian