As a Partner with Nyhan, Gary Wallace concentrates his practice in workers’ compensation law with extensive trial experience before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission as well as the Circuit Court of Cook County. Since 1985, he has represented Illinois employers, including small and large businesses, public entities, and self-insured companies in workers’ compensation matters.

Gary believes that each client has unique needs and  accordingly tailors his approach on each case to the individual client, while also avoiding any cookie-cutter approaches. He also understands that the key to successful defense of Illinois workers’ compensation claims lies in strong attorney-client communication. Based on Gary’s years long experience, he remains prepared to provide valuable insights to his clients on the details of each case and offer appropriate recommendations for each case’s defense.

Gary has lectured before the Illinois Self-Insurers’ Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and provided case law updates and seminars on current workers’ compensation topics for insurance companies, third-party administrators, and self-insured businesses.

Professional Organizations

  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association