Nikolaos v. Maniakouras


Personal Profile


Haynes, Studnicka, Kahan, O’Neill & Poulakidas, LLC, Chicago, Illinois

Associate Attorney, July 2013- Present

Draft motions, responses to motions, and memoranda

Draft pre-trial and trial materials including: complaints, written interrogatories, requests to produce, requests to admit, settlement letters, demand letters, medical record/billing summaries, trial exhibits, memoranda in support of motions in limine, and pattern jury instructions

Successfully resolve claims by means of arbitration, pretrial conferences, and settlement

Handle high volume case management conferences and status calls

Interact with both individual defendants and claims representatives

Swope Law Offices LLC. Schererville, Indiana

Associate Attorney, March 2012- July 2013

Individually prepared and conducted numerous party depositions (over 100) and examinations under oath (50)

Managed declaratory judgment actions and interpleader actions from filing to completion

Prepared cases for trial by attending intake conferences, drafted motions in limine, and jury instructions

Argued motions for summary judgment, motions to vacate, and emergency motions

Practiced in Cook, DeKalb, Dupage, Kane, Kankakee, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties

Brustin & Lundblad, Ltd. Chicago, Illinois

Law Clerk, November 2009-March 2012

Researched and analyzed medical issues for personal injury and medical malpractice lawsuits

Negotiated and settled workers’ compensation, medical and Medicaid/Medicare liens

Wrote and filed motions in bankruptcy court

Opened and closed estates in probate court

Professor Diane Kaplan, The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois

Research Assistant, October 2009-January 2011

Researched articles, conducted surveys, and compiled data for future Safe Haven Law book

Drafted documents pertaining to Safe Haven Laws based on state-specific figures

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Medical Research Intern, August 2007-June 2008

Conducted statistical analysis and research on the costs and impact of the United States healthcare system


The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois

Juris Doctor, May 2011

Activities: Student Bar Association two-year Representative; Health Law Society, President; Environmental Law Society, Member

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Minor in Sociology, May 2008

Bar Membership

Admitted to the Illinois State Bar, November 2011


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