Nikia Marie Bilal, Esq.

From the Desk of Atty. Nikia Marie Bilal

I love the "Do-It-Yourselfer" and as an attorney, I really love merging the DIY principal with the law.  As counselor-at-law, my most enjoyable days are answering questions about the law and giving legal advice in a world that can seem daunting and confusing.  

When you bring your legal questions or concerns to me, I am committed to listening to you and providing you with sound legal advice.  As you tell me your story, concerns and even fears, you'll see me as a patient partner.  You will see that I am thorough in my thought process and honest in where things stand.  We are a team, and I see myself as your navigator.  

Whether you approach me about civil litigation procedure and strategy, landlord-tenant issues, non-complex debt negotiations (like with credit card companies), or even reviewing drafts of legal writing that you started, I'm here for you.

Atty. Bilal's Education & Training


B.A. Degree

Loyola University in Chicago, 1999

Major: Communications

Tartikoff Programming Fellow, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Loyola University Multi-Cultural Grant

Juris Doctor Degree

DePaul University College of Law, 2006

Law Scholarship (merit based)

Law Minority Grant (merit based)

Family Law Legal Writing Section, selected participant



Law Clerk

Office of the Public Guardian

Circuit Court of Cook County


Library Assistant

Supreme Court Library of Illinois

State of Illinois Supreme Court


Atty. Bilal's Professional Activity


Bar Admissions

State of Illinois Supreme Court

U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois



Illinois State Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association

Muslim Bar Association

National Association of Muslim Lawyers



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