Nichole Massarello focuses her practice in the area of criminal defense. For the past decade, Nichole has represented the accused in all areas of criminal law. She has successfully litigated complex matters, including first-degree murders, weapons charges, major narcotics offenses, and other violent crimes. She has also secured the expungement and sealing of clients’ past criminal records and obtained positive outcomes in misdemeanor cases involving driving under the influence of alcohol, driving on suspended or revoked license citations, domestic violence allegations, and battery charges. She has extensive experience throughout the Cook County Court System appearing before judges and prosecutors on a daily basis.
Nichole also litigates cases in surrounding areas, including Northern District of Illinois Federal Court, and DuPage, Lake, and Will counties. Nichole has earned a reputation as a zealous advocate for her clients with exceptional skills in the areas of legal research, motion practice, and trial advocacy. Her experience and expertise are critical in helping her clients navigate the complex, and often intimidating, criminal justice process.
When not practicing law, Nichole volunteers her time working in her community. Nichole attends seminars and advocates for inmate rights. Nichole also serves on the board of directors for The Warehouse Project & Gallery. Under her direction, TWPG has become a cornerstone of the Summit community, providing a safe environment for at-risk youth to create social change through the arts. Nichole has organized numerous fundraisers and events with the goal of providing youth in the community a space to explore artistic avenues that inspire positive change.
Professional Associations, Memberships, and Awards
- SuperLawyer Top 40 under 40
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Justinian Society of Lawyers
- Women’s Criminal Defense Bar Association
PRACTICE AREA & SKILLS
Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation, Expungement and Sealing, and Suspended or Revoked License Cases
University of Illinois at Chicago
John Marshall Law School
Licensed By Illinois Supreme Court