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Benjamin J. Nellans

Associate | bnellans@smsm.com
Associate | Chicago, IL
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Benjamin J. Nellans is an associate attorney focusing his practice on toxic tort and complex commercial litigation. He is experienced in all stages of the litigation process, including attending hearings, motion practice, settlement negotiations, and discovery. Prior to joining Segal McCambridge, he worked as an attorney at a commercial litigation firm in Chicago. He has also served as a licensed legal intern in the Lake County State's Attorney's Office and as a legal intern at The Center for Economic Progress. 

Mr. Nellans earned his J.D. from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where he graduated cum laude in the top 15% of his class. He was an executive board member for the Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality and earned CALI Awards for Excellence in Criminal Procedure and Administrative Law. Mr. Nellans also holds a bachelor's degree in political science with departmental honors from Indiana University, where he earned Dean's List honors. He is licensed to practice in Illinois.

Honors

  • Octofinalist, Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition (Oral Advocacy Honors)
  • CALI Award for Excellence, Criminal Procedure
  • CALI Award for Excellence, Administrative Law

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Board of Directors Member, Logan Square Boys and Girls Club 

Education

Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2015

Indiana University, B.A. (Political Science, Departmental Honors) and B.A. (English, Concentration in Creative Writing), 2012

Admissions

  • Illinois, 2015