Nicholas J. Vogelzang

Top rated Class Action & Mass Torts attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Vogelzang Law
Nicholas J. Vogelzang
Vogelzang Law

Practice Areas: Class Action & Mass Torts, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1999

Education: Saint Louis University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023
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Vogelzang Law

401 N. Michigan
Suite 350
Chicago, IL 60611 Visit website


Nicholas Vogelzang has been advocating and fighting for families stricken with mesothelioma for over 20 years. His practice is focused on dedication to his craft and doing what is necessary for his clients’ peace of mind. He regularly appears in court, arguing against Fortune 500 companies and other corporations, holding them accountable for their negligence.

Nick was inspired to pursue law by his mother. She encouraged him toward a career that would allow him to pursue justice while fostering public good. He earned his B.A. in political science at Calvin University before continuing on to Saint Louis University for his Juris Doctor. His interest in mesothelioma and asbestos litigation came from his father, Dr. Nicholas Vogelzang, a renowned and dedicated oncologist who dedicated his career to treating mesothelioma patients. 

Throughout his career, Nick has represented more than 200 families with every imaginable type of asbestos exposure throughout the country, resulting in more than $200,000,000 in settlements and verdicts. One of his first trials resulted in the most significant asbestos verdict in Illinois history, at $250,000,000. His most recent trial victory, O’Reilly v U.S. Steel, was a team effort that yielded a $7,000,000 verdict for the client. Nick takes pride in getting to know each family personally and working with them to determine the source of their asbestos exposure. 

Nick’s current and former clients include a sheet metal worker, a chemical engineer from Allied Chemical, a TWA airplane mechanic, the mother and husband of a Local 597 Chicago pipefitter, a residential and commercial plumber, a window glazier, a Local 17 asbestos insulator, the wife of a John Jay High School maintenance worker, a pipe fitter that worked at Bethlehem Steel and Kroger Dairy, and two steelworkers from U.S. Steel.

Beyond the courtroom, Nick is committed to supporting the mesothelioma community through education and fundraising. He serves through his many speaking engagements and fundraising events that help shine a light on the families affected by mesothelioma. In 2018, Vogelzang Law founded the Mesothelioma Race for Justice, an annual 5K race that donates proceeds to mesothelioma research. He has also been a speaker at the Perrin National Asbestos Litigation Conference consecutively for several years. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Asbestos, Class Actions, Medical Devices, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Defects, Pharmaceutical, Toxic Torts

First Admitted: 1999, Illinois

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Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Patron, American Association for Justice
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Licensed in IA, MI, & WI
Educational Background:
  • B.A., Calvin University
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers
  • Legal Advisory Council, Triage Cancer
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, American Association of Justice
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Co-founder, Mesothelioma Race for Justice 5K
  • , The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, The National Trial Lawyers
  • $7.7 million - Union Pipefitter $5.63 million - Union Pipefitter $3.86 million - Inspector/Sander $3.63 million - Electrical Worker and Wife of an Insulator $3.58 million - Tuckpointer and Sheet Metal Worker $3.44 million - Carpenter $2.99 million - Steel Worker $2.93 million - Carpenter $2.84 million - Bricklayer & Iron Worker $2.7 million - Union Laborer & Sander $2.5 million - Pipe-Insulator and Laborer,  Mechanic, and Wife of Sheet Metal Worker $2.27 million - for Plumber & Paper Sander $2.24 million - Residential Construction Laborer and Boiler Operator $2.23 million - Construction Worker and a Commercial Electrician $2.12 million - Union Pipefitter $2.06 million - Electronics Engineer & Construction Laborer and Steelworker $2.02 million - Residential Construction Laborer $2 million - Construction Worker $1.98 million - Construction Laborer, Chemical Worker, & Daughter of a Steel Worker $1.96 million -  Wife of a Mechanic and a Carpenter $1.92 million - Residential Laborer and Sheet Metal Worker *Please note that prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.    $1.79 million - Navy Officer $1.78 million - Printing Press Operator, Wife of a Steel Worker, Laborer in a Paper Mill, and a Manufacturing Laborer $1.77 million - Union Steel Worker $1.74 million - Laborer in HVAC work $1.72 million -  Wife of an Electrician & a Printing Press Operator $1.59 million - Sheet Metal Worker $1.56 million - Construction Worker $1.54 million - Shop Teacher and Pipefitter $1.54 million - Factory Laborer, Operator of a Lodge, Wife of a Shoe Manufacturer, and Machinist $1.5 million - Wholesale and Retail Salesman $1.49 million - Sailor $1.49 million - Construction Contractor, Wife of an Electrical Engineer, and Residential Construction Laborer $1.43 million -  Daughter of Construction Laborers and a Mechanic $1.23 million - Carpenter, and an Electrician’s Mate $1.23 million - Brick Layer $1.21 million - Welder and the Wife of an Electrician $1.18 million - Miner and the Wife of a Laborer in a Glass Factory $1.15 million -  Wife of a Union Painter, Sheet Metal Worker, and Steel Worker
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Perrin National Asbestos Litigation Conference 2020 Speaker
  • The 2022 Asbestos Litigators Conference took place on October 26-27, 2022, in Irving, Texas. This year’s event featured presentations from the nation’s premier asbestos litigators. Nicholas Vogelzang was the moderator and co-chair., Co-Chair & Moderator, Asbestos Litigators Conference, 2022
  • Perrin National Asbestos Litigation Conference 2021 Speaker
  • Perrin National Asbestos Litigation Conference 2018 Speaker
  • Perrin National Asbestos Litigation Conference 2019 Speaker
  • Congratulations to the Vogelzang Law trial team for securing a $7.7 million jury verdict in Cook County, IL against U.S Steel on behalf of the family of a Union Local 597 Pipefitter. #vogelzanglaw #UnionStrong, Vogelzang Law Secures $7.7 million Jury Verdict in O'Reilly vs U.S. Steel, 2022
  • The 5th Annual Mesothelioma Race for Justice 5K was a huge success! We raised over $17K this year and are at over $65K for the last five years. Thank you to all our sponsors, supporters, and participants. See you next year! #vogelzanglaw #mesotheolima #mrfj2022, The 5th Annual Mesothelioma Race For Justice 5K, 2022
  • The 2022 Vogelzang Golf Outing, supporting Gilda's Club of Chicago was a huge success. Thank you to all our sponsors, supporters, and participants. See you next year!, Vogelzang Law's 2nd Annual Golf Outing, 2022
Representative Clients:
  • O'Reilly vs U.S. Steel, 2022
Industry Groups:
  • Manufacturing Construction

Office location for Nicholas J. Vogelzang

401 N. Michigan
Suite 350
Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: 877-540-5032


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023

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