Cristina joined Loizzi Law Offices in 2023 as our litigation associate. A lifelong Chicago area resident, Cristina earned her undergraduate degree from Lake Forest College and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law. She has years of experience managing case files, drafting legal documents, appearing in court, and collaborating with attorneys and other legal professionals. Cristina takes pride in providing exceptional service to clients and is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure their needs are met.
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After earning his undergraduate degree from DePaul University, Nick studied law at the John Marshall Law School. “I learned to love the law. In my mind the law is at the forefront of the movement to preserve people’s rights. If not for the law, big business, individually and through its billion dollar insurance companies would trample the average citizen. The law levels the playing field. In a courtroom, no one party is mightier than the other. A jury of our peers listens to the facts and assigns responsibility. You can’t get that anywhere else in the world. We are the only nation that allows jury trials for people who have been injured as a consequence of another’s negligence.”
Nick opened his own office so that he could work and help his own clients. “I worked for other firms and helped their clients, but I felt that there was more than just winning a case. I wanted the relationships to be personal and to follow my clients through the years. I didn’t want the relationship to end once the case was over, I wanted to represent them again in future matters.”
“I keep in contact with all my clients, whether it’s a quarterly newsletter or a Christmas card. Clients always know where I am, what I am doing and where to contact me. I have maintained relationships with clients since 1996, when I first opened my firm.”
Ms. Reitz grew up in St. Louis and attended undergraduate and law school at Valparaiso University in Indiana. After graduation she practiced in litigation for over 13 years and became a partner in charge of a litigation team trying over 40 jury cases to verdict. Her primary responsibility was defending civil lawsuits on behalf of insurance companies.
She joined the Loizzi Law Offices in 2002 to focus on plaintiff’s cases. Her extensive background on the “other side” of the lawsuit has given her insights into navigating the process. “Generating a good offense by knowing which defense to anticipate is key.”
Mike graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2009, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance. Mike attended law school at the University of Iowa, and he has been a licensed attorney since 2012. During law school, Mike clerked at a large insurance defense firm and was a judicial intern for the Hon. Judge Allen Goldberg.
Prior to joining Loizzi Law Offices, Mike was an insurance defense attorney. He has tried over 40 jury trials to verdict and conducted thousands of arbitrations and depositions. He was also in charge of handling uninsured and underinsured claims and has arbitrated numerous uninsured motorist hearings. Mike is also an accredited Cook County arbitrator.
Mike decided to switch to advocating for injured persons and joined Loizzi Law Offices in January of 2022. Mike now focuses his practice on medical malpractice, automobile, construction, sexual assault, premises liability, and dog bite cases.
Barbara Reitz R.N., M.H.A., was active in Nursing practice for over 40 yers in California and Missouri. She earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees while working full time in various health care positions. As Director of Surgical Services, she had direct experience with both State and National accrediting bodies. She went on to serve as the Administrative Director for a large Behavioral Health Program. In addition, she served as an expert witness for almost ten years in both Surgical and Behavior Health litigation in 23 states. She continues in healthcare now as a volunteer for a free service medical clinic and is a medical legal consultant for Loizzi Law Offices.
Michaela is a legal assistant. She has a BA in Biology and is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Nursing degree
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Nicolas R. Loizzi is a law clerk with Loizzi Law Offices. Nick graduated from University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, in 2023 where he was a four year athlete on the baseball team.