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Nikole K. Messerschmidt

Meet Nikole

Nikole K. Messerschmidt was named an associate at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. in 2014, after working at the firm as a staff attorney.  She concentrates her legal practice on automobile accidentspersonal injury, products liability, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. Ms. Messerschmidt has recovered more than $1 million on behalf of her injured clients, including more than $500,000 in the last six months alone.   She is very active in both the Lake County and Cook County legal communities, and regularly donates her time to promote access to justice.

In 2017, Ms. Messerschmidt was named a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers.

Ms. Messerschmidt received her law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law in Valparaiso, Indiana and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Ms. Messerschmidt previously served as a law clerk at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard.  She also worked at an Indiana personal injury law firm while attending law school.

Nikole was always very prompt on keeping me informed about my case. I liked that she always did her best to make sure that I was taken care of . Once I hired her, she took the case on and did a wonderful job at getting the job done with my best interest at heart. And I am very greatful that the case settled as quickly as it did. She is a wonderful Lawyer!

- Monica

Additionally, Ms. Messerschmidt completed an array of externships with court systems throughout the Midwest including: The Circuit Court of Cook County in Chicago, IL; La Porte Superior Court in Michigan City, IN; Porter County Prosecutor’s Office – Child Support Division in Valparaiso, IN; and the Walworth County District Attorney’s Office in Elkhorn, WI.

Additional credentials and distinctions include: memberships in the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice.


  • J.D., Valparaiso University School of Law (2013)
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (2010)

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois Bar (2013)