Our Story

Who We Are

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Our Origins

The story of Vogelzang Law began 40 years ago at the University of Chicago in 1984. Dr. Nicholas Vogelzang was a young, bright oncologist,  who was given some of the most challenging patients – those diagnosed with mesothelioma who worked in the steel mills on the south side of Chicago. Mesothelioma was misunderstood and under-researched, and it needed a young and ambitious doctor to take it on.  

In those early years, Dr. Vogelzang would take his son, Nicholas Jr., and his two younger brothers, on Saturday rounds to see cancer patients, to better understand what his father did.  Nicholas Jr. was able to witness first hand the bedside manner of his father treating mesothelioma patients.

Several years later in 2003, Dr. Vogelzang made a revolutionary breakthrough for mesothelioma patients worldwide when he created the first life-extending chemotherapy regimen for mesothelioma patients. A combination of pemetrexed and cisplatin gave patients more time with their loved ones and eased some of their pain. 

Visiting his father’s mesothelioma patients profoundly affected Nicholas Jr. After he graduated law school, Nicholas began representing those same steel mill patients his father had treated. 20 years later, Vogelzang Law continues fighting and advocating for mesothelioma victims. 

Vogelzang Law was founded in 2016 with the goal of mentoring and teaching young attorneys the right way to litigate mesothelioma cases. Mesothelioma patients and their families are suffering a devastating health crisis through no fault of their own. All of the attorneys have been taught the same bedside manner originally taught by Dr. Vogelzang – each patient is a person, not a diagnosis; they deserve justice and dignity. 

From his experience and relationships with mesothelioma patients, Nicholas knew there was more to his firm than representation and litigation. Vogelzang Law is active in the cancer community and contributes to research, education, and support. 

“For my father, research and finding a cure for cancer was his number one priority. He gave everything he could. He was a founding board member of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation and helped found the Kidney Cancer Association. I am proud and honored to honor his legacy with the Mesothelioma Race for Justice 5K and our work with hospitals to find new ways to extend life for mesothelioma patients even more. Our entire firm is dedicated to serving clients with asbestos-related diseases. That’s at our core and drives us to fight for accountability and justice”

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What We Do

At Vogelzang Law, we represent and advocate for individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer as a result of asbestos exposure. With 20 years of experience in asbestos and mesothelioma litigation, our specialized knowledge and resources allow us to litigate complicated cases with compassion while wholeheartedly advocating for our clients.

As our client, our unified team will serve you and your family through each phase of the litigation process. We understand the difficulties that come with a devastating asbestos-related diagnosis, and our goal is to lessen your load by providing top-notch legal representation.

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Nationally Recognized Leaders

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At Vogelzang Law, we know a mesothelioma or lung cancer diagnosis comes with many questions and much uncertainty about the future. Our staff has the specialized knowledge to handle our clients’ medical and legal complexities. Additionally, our relationship with leading mesothelioma oncologists around the country has made us very knowledgeable about what an individual and their loved ones can expect after receiving a diagnosis.

Noteworthy Client Resources:
  • Asbestos attorneys and a dedicated team of additional staff to handle the complexities of each case.
  • Partnership with Cancer Wellness, a publication dedicated to educating and supporting the entire cancer community.

Committed to a Cure

Vogelzang Law strives to support the victims of asbestos exposure as well as the researchers and organizations fighting to find a cure. We dedicate ourselves to furthering mesothelioma research through annual contributions to select institutions like the University of Chicago’s Mesothelioma Program, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF), and the International Mesothelioma Interest Group; and more.

We have organized several Mesothelioma Race for Justice 5Ks and raised over $80,000 for MARF. Stay tuned for details about our next race.

Vogelzang Law is dedicated to furthering mesothelioma research through annual contributions to select institutions, foundations, interest groups, and charities.  

We are committed to a cure!

We set ourselves apart by looking deeper and seeing the whole person, not just a case. We define ourselves by our unwavering commitment and holistic approach to obtaining justice for our clients and their families.


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