Unparalleled record

Gregory Nikitas' unparalleled record of success in trial and appellate courts would be noteworthy for any lawyer, but is especially significant given that he has been practicing for only 15 years.

He has spent his entire career representing individuals in complex cases.


An experienced advocate

Megan McCarthy has received awards for advocacy and has experience in civil and criminal cases, both working with prosecutors on cases for the government and working on litigation for large firms.

She has the experience to anticipate and prepare for what her opponents will be doing and to deal with it successfully.

Experienced prosecutors bring insight as defense attorneys.

Gregory Nikitas has been licensed to practice law in Illinois since 1994. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and received his J.D. degree from DePaul University. He worked in the Lake County State's Attorney's Office from 1994 through 2000 before going into private practice.

In recognition of his skills and expertise as an Assistant State's Attorney, Mr. Nikitas was entrusted to handle many first-degree murder cases, six of which went to trial, and convictions were obtained on each case. He has handled hundreds of traffic court, misdemeanor, DUI, juvenile, and felony cases. He has personally tried more than 50 jury trials and over 150 bench trials. His experience and success qualified him as lead counsel to handle death penalty cases as a prosecutor. As a defense attorney, Mr. Nikitas has handled four murder cases in the past two years.

Among Mr. Nikitas' qualifications:

  • Licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Illinois. He has also successfully handled cases in Wisconsin and Michigan.
  • Member of the Lake County Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.
  • Certified by the Illinois Supreme Court to handle death penalty cases as lead defense attorney.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with DNA evidence. Mr. Nikitas has background in the science of DNA evidence and has presented such evidence very successfully as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney.


Megan McCarthy is licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois. She is a graduate of Marquette University, where she graduated cum laude with a degree in Communications and Business. Megan received her J.D. degree from Michigan State University College of Law, where she gained invaluable trial experience through the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Institute Certification Program. Prior to joining the Law Offices, Megan worked for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office and gained invaluable experience in how criminal cases are prosecuted. Megan also worked with the City of Chicago in the Tort Division.

Among Ms. McCarthy's qualifications:

  • Received Jurisprudence award in Child Advocacy
  • Received Jurisprudence award in Trial Advocacy
  • Member of the Lake County Bar Association
  • Member of the Ilinois Bar Association
  • Member of CLAIM, Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers

We are pleased to have an attorney of the caliber of Ms. McCarthy join the firm. She has tremendous experience in civil and criminal cases. Not only does she have work experience prosecuting cases for the government, but she also has worked for two of the largest firms in Chicago on their litigation matters. Handling and preparing significant cases for trial in the prosecutor's office means that she can anticipate and prepare for what her opponents will be doing and have a plan to deal with it successfully. She will be focusing on Family Law, Commercial Litigation, and Criminal Defense.


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