Justin T. Nestor

Income Member

Justin Nestor focuses his practice on workers’ compensation defense and has successfully handled cases at every level up to the Appellate Court. Based out of the firm’s office in Schererville, Indiana, Justin maintains an active practice in both Indiana and Illinois. He represents construction companies, trucking companies, commercial contract carriers, retailers, manufacturers, municipalities and self-insureds, and works closely with third-party administrators and insurance carriers. He also has experience in subrogation, personal injury and premises liability defense and defending unemployment claims.

Justin frequently speaks on a variety of topics and has authored several articles. Justin is also involved in a number of professional associations, including various bar associations, the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers’ Association, and the Indiana Workers’ Compensation Institute, where he was a Board Member (2011) and President (2012) of the Northwest Indiana Chapter.

DID YOU KNOW: Prior to practicing law, I was a municipal police officer in Indiana for 8 years, having attained the permanent rank of Corporal.

  • Education:
    • J.D., Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana, 2004
    • B.A., Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1997
  • Professional Memberships & Associations:
    • Chicago Bar Association
    • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Indiana Workers’ Compensation Institute – 2011, Board Member; 2012, President
    • Lake County (Indiana) Bar Association
    • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers’ Association
  • Seminars & Presentations:
    • Top Employer Mistakes In Indiana, Bryce Downey & Lenkov Clients, November 2017
    • What’s This Claim Worth?, Bryce Downey & Lenkov Clients, May 2017
    • Indiana Forms: Taking A Claim From Start To Finish, Bryce Downey & Lenkov Clients, September 2016
    • Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law, Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference, August 2016
    • A Day In The Life Of A Workers’ Compensation Claim, Beyond Safety & Reliability Conference & Expo, February 2016
    • Crossing The Border: Top 5 Issues In Illinois & Indiana WC, November 2015
    • Illinois Workers’ Compensation, Conference On Multi-State Workers’ Compensation Laws, August 2015
    • Workers’ Compensation Claims: Initial Investigation Strategies, Beyond Safety & Reliability Conference & Expo, March 2015
    • Strategies & Tactics For Defending Indiana Workers’ Compensation Claims, February 2015
    • Adjusting Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Seminar, October 2014
    • Multi-State Compare/Contrast Topics, Conference on Multi-State Workers’ Compensation Laws, August 2014
    • Indiana Workers’ Compensation Overview, York Risk Services, January 2013
    • Comparison of Key Issues: Illinois vs. Indiana, Workers’ Compensation Seminar, June 2012
    • Indiana WC Forms, PPI and Assorted Topics, Broadspire Services
    • Indiana Workers’ Compensation Topics, Berkeley Specialty Underwriters
    • Indiana Workers’ Compensation 101: Multiple Claims, 2010 and 2011
    • Legal Ethics in Indiana Workers’ Compensation Cases, Solutions to Challenging Workers’ Compensation Cases in Indiana, Diamond Mark Meetings, December 2010
    • 2010 Legal Updates in Indiana, Northwest Chapter of Indiana Workers’ Compensation Institute, November 2010
    • Turning the Tables: How to Use an Employee’s Own Actions as a Defense to Their Workers’ Compensation Claim, June 2010
    • Illinois & Indiana Workers’ Compensation Issues, HCR Manor Care, June 2009
    • Indiana Workers’ Compensation Advanced Seminar, Avizent, April 2009
  • Articles & Publications:
    • “Protecting Your Bottom Line From Injury: 5 Tips for Reducing Your Workers’ Compensation Claims Exposure,” Published in March/April 2016 Edition of Building Indiana
    • “Turning the Tables: Using an Employee’s Own Actions as a Defense to Their Workers’ Compensation Claim,” Published in the March/April 2014 Edition of Building Indiana

Chicago, Illinois 312-377-1501 | Schererville, Indiana 219-488-2590

Chicago, Illinois


Schererville, Indiana