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Jeff began his legal career in 2001 as a Lake County State’s Attorney prosecuting Felonies, Misdemeanors, DUI’s and Traffic matters. After spending three years as an Assistant State’s Attorney, he was asked to join a private Lake County law firm where he continued prosecuting as a local village prosecutor for two separate villages in Lake County. During that time, Jeff was able to build and maintain a successful criminal, DUI, and traffic defense practice in addition to the duties he had as a local prosecutor.  From there he expanded his practice to include real estate trasnactions.  In January of 2015, Jeff started a new law practice with a well known solo practitioner.  In July of 2019, he moved on to establish his own law firm now known as the Law Offices of Jeffery J. Nutschnig LLC.  Jeff is committed to fair, honest representation. He is a highly effective advocate, is forthright about realistic outcomes and results regarding his client’s legal issues and is highly regarded by other practicing attorneys and judges in the areas of his practice.


  • Graduate of The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL 2001
  • Graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts 1997

Associations and Memberships:

  • Former Lake County Prosecutor
  • General Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois member
  • Illinois State Bar Association member
  • Lake County Bar Association member
  • Teacher/moderator of the Carmel Catholic Speech and Debate/Mock Trial Team
  • Former Treasurer to local homeowners association in Grayslake IL.
  • Former President and Treasurer of the athletic committee at Saint Joseph's elementary/ middle school in Libertyville
  • Current board member of the Libertyville High School feeder basketball program
  • Youth basketball coach
  • Sigma Nu Collegiate National Fraternity

Professional Positions:

  • Assistant State’s Attorney, Office of the Lake County State’s Attorney, 2001-2004
  • Associate in well known local Lake/McHenry County law firm, 2004-2014
  • Partner, Nutschnig & Cavanaugh Attorneys at Law P.C., 2015 – 2019
  • Owner/ President of the Law Offices of Jeffery J. Nutschnig LLC