Nicholas R. Lange
Nicholas hails from the suburbs of Chicago, though he would only say Chicago, if asked. Majoring in English with a concentrated study in philosophy, Nicholas attended the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, the last six of months of which he lived abroad in East Africa, broadening his horizons while completing coursework in international law. His work there culminated in a presentation to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Kigali, Rwanda. Nicholas returned home to graduate from the DePaul University College of Law, with honors.
During law school, Nicholas cut his teeth clerking at one of Chicago’s prominent complex litigation firms, where he learned firsthand the joys of perfecting legal research, outthinking opponents, and laying the snares that would eventually win cases. Initially after law school, his practice focused on representing condominium and other common-interest communities— and their directors and managers— in all manners of civil litigation, including fraud, tort, breach of contract, fiduciary duties, and corporate matters, and including fights with developers, insurers, and municipalities. Since then, Nicholas has continued to focus his practice in civil litigation, mostly with respect to complex class action work. Nicholas has been, and continues to be involved in, some of the most complex class actions pending in the country. What draws Nicholas to class litigation is the potential to single-handedly compel a behemoth company— which would otherwise continue to act above the law— to change its conduct and compensate those it has wronged.
When not combating corporate malfeasance, Nicholas can be found obsessively making “fancy food with tweezers,” as his friends say, or practicing photography, sitting by a campfire, or playing piano.
Nicholas R. Lange
- State of Illinois, November, 2014
- Northern District of Illinois, May, 2016
- DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 2014, cum laude
- University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, B.S., English 2011