Joe (he/him) has extensive experience working with clients on resolving medical bill disputes and reducing medical bills under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Medical Fee Schedule. Joe helps clients mitigate costs of resolving inflated bills for excessive medical treatment and negotiate surgery bills when medical providers attempt to manipulate the fee schedule for additional reimbursement.

Clients turn to Joe for his sharp attention to detail, experience in handling medical bill and Medicare Secondary Payer issues in workers’ compensation cases, and his creative methods for resolving complicated claims.

He believes the practice of law requires a case-specific approach, ability to assess a client’s individual goals, a multi-faceted skill set, and an inherent curiosity in unique and novel legal issues.

After receiving his Illinois attorney license in 2016, Joe joined Nyhan as an Associate, following his position with the firm as a law clerk during his 2L year in law school. In his multiple capacities with the firm, Joe further developed his strongest skills, legal research and writing, while also expanding his skill set to litigation.

During law school, Joe held an internship with the American Medical Association as a summer scholar for their Council on Ethical & Judicial Affairs as well as an externship for Justice Anne M. Burke of the Illinois Supreme Court. In addition, Joe spent time as a law clerk for a Plaintiff’s personal injury firm and a professional licensure defense firm.

In his free time, Joe enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, and attending concerts

Professional Organizations

  • National Medicare Secondary Payer Network, Member of Board of Directors
  • Certified Medicare Secondary Payer Professional, Fellow (CMSP-F), 2023-present
  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association


  • Author, “NAMSAP: ICD10 Codes and You,” The National Medicare Secondary Payer Network, 2020
  • Co-author, “Risk Management: Medical Marijuana and Discrimination Claims,” Illinois Municipal Review Magazine, 2018
  • Author, “Risk Management: The Hidden Benefits of Temporary Alternative Work Programs,” Illinois Municipal Review Magazine, 2017
  • Author, “Hatching a Plan Towards Comprehensive Regulations in Egg Donation,” DePaul Law Review, 2017
  • Author, “First Amendment Challenges to the FDA’s Authority to Regulate Off-label Promotion,” E-Pulse Blog, 2015
  • Author, “Supreme Court Announcement Postpones Executions in Two States,” E-Pulse Blog, 2015
  • Author, “Wolters Kluwer Legal Scholar Winner: Big Sugar Tries Its ‘Sweet-talk’ on the FDA,” E-Pulse Blog, 2015
  • Author, “Physicians, Medical Marijuana, and the Law,” AMA Journal of Ethics Virtual Mentor, September 2014
  • Author, “Health Law Institute Lecture Series: False Claims Act Development,” E-Pulse Blog, 2014
  • Author, “Wolters Kluwer Lecture Series: The Controversy of the Hobby Lobby Decision,” E-Pulse Blog, 2014
  • Author, “Wolters Kluwer Lecture Series: FDA Food Labeling Litigation,” E-Pulse Blog, 2014
  • Author, “Health Law Institute Lecture Series: Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine,” E-Pulse Blog, 2014
  • Author, “Wolters Kluwer Lecture Series: Plan B Controversy,” E-Pulse Blog, 2014
  • Author, “Illinois Health Information Exchange’s Impact on the Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act,” E-Pulse Blog, February 2014


  • Illinois Self-Insurers’ Association Nuts & Bolts Seminar, 2023
  • Presenter, “Statutory Employers Under Section 1(a)3: Expanding Liability for ‘Maintaining a Structure’ Beyond Construction Situations,” Nyhan CLE Program, 2022




Representative Matters

  • Secured a zero-dollar award before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission based on a denied accident where the employee told a supervisor the injury occurred outside of work.