Pretzel & Stouffer
Edward H. Nielsen

Edward H. Nielsen
Equity Partner

Recognition and Appointments
Highest Martindale-Hubbell rating, AV
Illinois Super Lawyers®

Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D.
Northern Illinois University, B.A.

Bar Admissions
Illinois Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Professional Affiliations
American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
Chaired Medical Malpractice section for multiple terms
Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Society of Trial Lawyers
Association of Ski Defense Attorneys (ASDA)

Attorney Bio

Edward has tried to verdict more than 100 product liability, medical malpractice, Alpine skiing litigation, construction litigation and vehicular matters. He has also represented physicians before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

Edward began law school in 1967 and received his law degree in 1973. From 1968-1971, he served in the United States Army, Military Intelligence, in Munich, Germany, and is fluent in German. He has practiced with Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered, since 1973 and has been a director since 1978.

He has been a speaker at numerous Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) and Association of Ski Defense Attorneys (ASDA) meetings, and has received the John Alan Appleman Award, given to the outstanding substantive section chair, from the FDCC for his work as Medical Malpractice section chair. Edward is a founding director of ASDA.

Edward played football at Northern Illinois University and rugby with the Chicago Lions Rugby Football Club. He is an avid Alpine skier, golfer and fitness enthusiast.