Nicole D. Milos Elected Secretary/Treasurer of Statewide Defense Attorney Association

Nicole D. Milos

Nicole D. Milos, a Partner at the Chicago law firm of Cremer, Spina, Shaughnessy, Jansen + Siegert, LLC was elected Secretary/Treasurer and to a position on the Executive Committee of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IDC) at the organization’s Annual Meeting, held June 24, 2016. Ms. Milos will progress through the positions in the Executive Committee to become president in June 2020.

Ms. Milos has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel since 2011 and previously served as the IDC Young Lawyer Division Co-Chair. She has also served as the Managing Editor of the IDC Survey of Law and was selected as the IDC Rising Star Award Recipient in 2010 and IDC Volunteer of the Year in 2012.


Ms. Milos focuses her practice on protecting the interests of business owners. She is often retained in retail, restaurant and hospitality matters, and litigates commercial matters, construction litigation, product liability, professional liability, fraud claims and coverage disputes. Nicole has extensive experience utilizing alternative dispute resolution tactics, including mediations.

Nicole is a graduate of John Marshall Law School (J.D., 2001), and Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame (B.S., 1998). She is a member of the Illinois bar, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana; District Court for the District of Kansas; Northern District of Ohio; 6th Circuit Court of Appeals; 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and 10thCircuit Court of Appeals. Nicole has also been admitted to practice on a pro hac vice basis in many states throughout the United States.

The IDC was organized in 1964 and has nearly 1,000 members. The mission of the IDC is to ensure civil justice with integrity, civility and professional competence.