Areas of Practice include:
  Civil Litigation
  Appellate Practice
  Health Care Law
  Professional Liability
  Employment and Labor Law
  Workers' Compensation
  Mass Tort Litigation
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Civil Litigation

Donovan Rose Nester, P.C. concentrates in defending civil litigation. Our experienced trial lawyers are well-versed in all aspects of the litigation process and handle a variety of cases for businesses and individual clients.

Donovan Rose Nester, P.C. attorneys are your advocates in the courtroom and provide sound legal counsel and representation from pre-litigation negotiation through trial before a judge or jury through appeal. Our attorneys work diligently to pursue mediation, arbitration and other alternative-dispute resolution techniques when these options enable us to meet our clients' objectives.

The firm's trial experience includes:

Our diverse practice has represented defendants in a number of national class action lawsuits filed in both state and federal courts. Donovan Rose Nester, P.C. attorneys have an exceptional trial record and are also skilled negotiators who can find cost-effective solutions to meet your needs.

Appellate Practice

Our firm has an extensive and successful appellate practice in the Illinois Supreme Court, the Illinois Appellate Court, the Missouri Appellate Court, and the United States Circuit Courts of Appeal for the Seventh Circuit and the Eighth Circuit.

Donovan Rose Nester, P.C. attorneys work closely with each client to ensure that the client's interests are protected. Our appellate practice not only includes cases tried by the firm but also those tried by other law firms. Our firm has extensive experience drafting appellate briefs and presenting oral argument in both state and federal appellate courts.

Health Care Law

Donovan Rose Nester, P.C. offers health care law services for hospitals and other health care organizations. The firm specializes in:

In addition, the firm routinely represents physicians, hospitals and hospital staff employees in medical malpractice litigation. Donovan Rose Nester, P.C.'s attorneys possess proven experience in defending claims.

Professional Liability

Our attorneys have extensive experience in representing professionals and entities with respect to negligence and/or malpractice claims. Donovan Rose Nester, P.C. attorneys provide guidance and representation to professionals through all of the stages of litigation and administrative proceedings.

The firm has represented various professionals, including health care providers, engineers, attorneys, accountants, architects, and correctional officers.

Employment and Labor Law

The firm's employment and labor practice covers all aspects of employee relations. Donovan Rose Nester, P.C. attorneys work closely with clients to create solutions that ensure compliance with federal and state labor laws, minimize disputes with employees and aggressively defend employers.

The firm's attorneys have the experience and knowledge to provide legal counsel on a broad spectrum of labor matters. Donovan Rose Nester, P.C. lawyers frequently help negotiate and draft employment contracts and have years of experience in:

Handling matters involving the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII claims, Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Our attorneys routinely represent employment and labor clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Illinois Human Rights Commission, and they are consulted with regard to matters involving the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Workers' Compensation

Our firm represents self-insured employers, insured employers and third-party administrators in the defense of work-related injury claims before both the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission and the Missouri Division of Workers' Compensation.

Donovan Rose Nester, P.C. assists clients from a variety of businesses in all phases of workers' compensation claims, including hearings, settlement negotiations, and appeals. The firm aggressively defends employers against compensation claims and strives to provide quality representation at a controlled cost.

Mass Tort Litigation

Donovan Rose Nester, P.C. has extensive experience in defending corporate clients in toxic tort litigation. Our firm has defended entities in suits involving latent disease injuries, such as asbestos, and our attorneys are skilled at developing factual and legal defenses for complex scientific issues.

Firm attorneys use their trial experience to successfully defend suits in both federal and state courts. Firm attorneys are also well-qualified to extricate their clients from mass tort litigation as expeditiously as possible.