Nicholas Vogelzang has tried numerous asbestos lawsuits on behalf of families stricken with mesothelioma, in both Cook County and Madison County, Illinois. During one of his first trials on behalf of Roby Whittington in 2003, Mr. Vogelzang and his team received the most significant asbestos verdict in Illinois history at $250,000,000.
Since then, he has represented more than 200 families with every imaginable type of asbestos exposure throughout the country, resulting in more than 200 million in settlements and verdicts. In 2018, he represented a variety of workers diagnosed with mesothelioma. His clients included: 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 later Kroger Dairy; and two steelworkers from US Steel. Nicholas takes pride in personally getting to know each family by working with them to determine the source of the asbestos exposure.
Mr. Vogelzang is committed to supporting the mesothelioma community through education, fundraising, and raising awareness. In addition to his legal work, Mr. Vogelzang serves the mesothelioma community 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 which donates proceeds to mesothelioma research.
Mr. Vogelzang dedicates himself to his craft, regularly appearing in court on behalf of his clients litigating against Fortune 500 companies and their national counsel. He continues his dedication to his clients by working with hard working associates that assist in every aspect of the litigation.
ACHIEVEMENTS & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
- Perrin National Asbestos Litigation Conference 2018 Speaker
- Perrin National Asbestos Litigation Conference 2019 Speaker
- Mesothelioma Race for Justice co-founder