Nandia P. Black, Esq., Chicago, IL (1997 to Present) Practices in the areas of criminal defense, real estate, personal injury and general civil litigation. Responsible for business development and public relations.
Waste Management, Inc., Oak Brook, Illinois Litigation Counsel • Provided compliance counseling and litigation management for WMX Technologies, Inc., and its subsidiaries regarding commercial, toxic tort and antitrust issues. Handled more than thirty matters involving multiparty and multijurisdiction litigation. • Coordinated and directed the work of outside counsel, prepared and administered budgets for multimillion dollar litigation cases and evaluated work product of outside counsel, administrative and investigatory staffs.
Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz, Chicago, IL Litigation Department • Substantial experience in all phases of civil litigation representing fortune 500 companies, businesses of all sizes and individuals. Successfully litigated numerous cases involving extensive discovery and motions. Counseled clients and negotiated settlements.
McHenry County State's Attorney's Office, Woodstock, Illinois Director - Narcotics Division • Developed, coordinated and administered intergovernmental drug programs. Responsible for all phases of narcotics prosecution, training of law enforcement personnel, and media relations. • Lecturer - Illinois State Police - search and seizure issues and controlled substances.
Cook County State's Attorney's Office, Chicago, Illinois Assistant State's Attorney • Prosecutor in the preliminary hearing courts of the Felony Narcotics Division. Conducted probable cause and bond hearings and appeared before the Grand Jury. • Prosecuted more than one thousand preliminary hearings in felony cases involving drug offenses, armed robbery, residential burglary, armed violence, deceptive practices and theft cases. • Prosecuted hundreds of misdemeanor cases involving theft, drug possession, battery, assaults, drunken driving and hit and run accident cases. Bench and jury trial experience. • Appellate Experience - Comprehensive experience in brief writing and oral argument. Advocate for both appellant and appellee positions. Drafted appellate briefs and argued motions before the Illinois Appellate Court.
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including Trial Bar Member, Lake County Bar Association Member, Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County Member, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus Member, Lake County Municipal League Board Member, Lake County Military Advisory Council
Elected Offices • Current Mayor, Village of Kildeer (3rd Term) • Trustee, Village of Kildeer • District 5 Representative, Lake County Storm Water Management Commission • Precinct Committee Person
• Recipient of the Edward F. Barrett Award for Outstanding
Achievement in the Art of Trial Advocacy
The Law Offices of Nandia P. Black provide knowledgeable and personal representation to clients throughout Cook, Lake, DuPage, McHenry, Kane and Boone Counties.