The Legal Team At Loizzi Cardenas Law Is Dedicated To Helping People Harmed By Careless And Negligent Acts
The best way to choose legal representation is to talk to a lawyer in person. We will take the time to connect with you, understand your concerns and help you throughout the legal process. We will give you the personal service that you cannot find at a “big” firm in Chicago.
With over 75 years of combined jury trial experience, we have discovered that success is determined by listening to a client’s concerns, determining facts and representing them in a convincing and truthful manner.
Meet Your Legal Team
After earning his undergraduate degree from DePaul University, Nick studied law at the John Marshall Law School. “I learned to love the law. In my mind, the law is at the forefront of the movement to preserve people’s rights. If not for the law, big business, individually and through its billion-dollar insurance companies would trample the average citizen. The law levels the playing field. In a courtroom, no one party is mightier than the other. A jury of our peers listens to the facts and assigns responsibility. You can’t get that anywhere else in the world. We are the only nation that allows jury trials for people who have been injured as a consequence of another’s negligence.”
Nick opened his own office so that he could work and help his own clients. “I worked for other firms and helped their clients, but I felt that there was more than just winning a case. I wanted the relationships to be personal and to follow my clients through the years. I didn’t want the relationship to end once the case was over, I wanted to represent them again in future matters.”
“I keep in contact with all my clients, whether it’s a quarterly newsletter or a Christmas card. Clients always know where I am, what I am doing and where to contact me. I have maintained relationships with clients since 1996 when I first opened my firm.”
Ms. Cárdenas has more than 20 years of experience representing adults and minors who have suffered debilitating injuries in every area of personal injury. Ms. Cárdenas is a member of the highly esteemed Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum due to her repeated success in winning multimillion-dollar settlements for her clients. And in 2012 was recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers. She prides herself on tenaciously representing her clients from day one to the very end.
She is an Indiana University graduate and obtained her law degree from Loyola University School of Law Chicago. Ms. Cárdenas has tried numerous cases in Cook County, Will County, and Lake County, Illinois. She has represented clients in Federal Court and has argued before the Supreme Court of Illinois. Ms. Cárdenas is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.
Shauna grew up in St. Louis and attended undergraduate and law school at Valparaiso University in Indiana. After graduation, she practiced in litigation for over 13 years and became a partner in charge of a litigation team trying over 40 jury cases to verdict. Her primary responsibility was defending civil lawsuits on behalf of insurance companies.
She joined the Loizzi Cardenas Law in 2002 to focus on plaintiff’s cases. Her extensive background on the “other side” of the lawsuit has given her insights into navigating the process. “Generating a good offense by knowing which defense to anticipate is key.”
Marisa Kay joined Loizzi Cardenas Law in 2017 and practices in all areas of personal injury, including cases arising from medical malpractice, automobile collisions and premise liability.
Marisa was born and raised in the Chicagoland area and has always wanted to be an attorney. “I’ve always wanted to build relationships and help people. Especially during difficult times in their life.” Marisa received undergraduate degrees in political science and psychology from Loyola University in Chicago.
Marisa graduated Cum Laude from John Marshall Law School. Marisa served as a Legal Writing teaching assistant and as staff editor of the John Marshall Law Review. Marisa also authored an article published in the Law Review entitled “Reviving the Fourth Amendment: Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in a Cell Phone Age.”
During law school, Marisa worked as a paralegal for a family law firm in Chicago. She completed a judicial externship with the Honorable Judge Axelrood in the Cook County Law Division.
Marisa is fluent in Italian.