- Professional Overview
Nicholas Kourvetaris is a Partner in the Chicago office of O’Hagan Meyer. As a litigator with over two decades of experience, Nicholas has served as a trusted legal advisor to a wide range of clients in multiple industries, including business clients, school districts, forest preserve districts, zoological societies, medical centers, homeowners and construction-related entities. He has extensive litigation experience in defense of matters throughout Illinois involving catastrophic bodily injuries and death, contract disputes, premises liability, environmental hazards, septic tank pollution, dram shop, property damage, construction litigation, and housing gender and age discrimination.
To date, Nicholas has tried 34 jury trials to verdict in Cook, McHenry, and Will counties, including achieving 17 outright defense verdicts (One of which a Cook County jury returned in three minutes).
Nicholas has achieved numerous dismissals for his clients over the course of his career, including winning five motions for summary judgment in 2022 alone (Two in Cook County, two in Lake County, and one in Winnebago County) in matters involving environmental hazards, septic tank pollution, home inspector liability, and premises liability.
Nicholas also teaches legal research & writing and torts at Loyola University Chicago’s Institute for Paralegal Studies and was a student-selected Professor of the Year in 2016.
In addition, Nicholas has given numerous presentations as a featured speaker for the Illinois Paralegal Association over the past decade.
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Nicholas graduated from Chicago-Kent Law School in 2000 where he earned three CALI awards for the highest grades in Legal Drafting, Disability Law and Legal Rights of Children.
Nicholas received his Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in 1996 where he concentrated in Corporate Public Relations with significant course work in Business Law, Marketing Management, Crisis Management, Employee Communications and Consumer Behavior. Nicholas served as “Assistant Master” at the Ayers Residential College of Commerce and Industry and was also the President of the Hellenic American Student Union.
Nicholas received his Bachelor of Science in Speech in 1994 where he also served as a Resident Assistant (RA) for residence halls and a fraternity. Nicholas was also the President of the Golden Key National Honor Society and the Executive Vice-President of the Zeta Phi Eta National Professional Society in Communication Sciences.