Nicholas Cronauer

Nationally Ranked Personal Injury Lawyer
  • 9-year winning streak
  • Ranked in the TOP 10 under 40 lawyers of the nation
  • Earned a US top 20 Verdict valued at $5.3 Million for his client

A Proven Champion for Justice

Nicholas Cronauer stands at the pinnacle of legal excellence, a testament to his unyielding commitment to his clients’ success. Recognized by the National Trial Lawyers with the prestigious Top 10 Award in 2018, and consistently nominated for the Top 40 award every year thereafter, Cronauer’s accolades are a mirror to his expertise, determination, and unparalleled legal prowess. His crowning achievement, the Top 40 Award in 2024, underscores his continuous growth and exceptional performance in the field of law.

Since starting practice in 2011, Attorney Cronauer has personally handled and recovered over $200,000,000 for his clients, which included a $5.3 Million and a $1 million judgments in 2017, and a$16.5 Million settlement in 2020. 

Mr. Cronauer nationally ranked Top 10 Under 40 lawyer for excellence in the field of Personal Injury. His main practice areas for litigation are:

Nicholas Cronauer is a trial lawyer licensed by the State of Illinois and State of Utah and is admitted to practice in Illinois as well as Utah state and federal courts, which includes the federal trial bar. He practices law and appears in county and federal court houses throughout northern and central Illinois regularly. DeKalb Attorney Nicholas Cronauer also sought admission pro hac vice to the State of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana. He’s resolved, successfully, cases in North Carolina as well as Florida.

Tral Lawyers Awarded | Top 40 under 40


During the Fall semester of 2013, Attorney Cronauer was an adjunct instructor at Kishwaukee College, teaching Constitutional Law for law enforcement majors.

Nicholas Cronauer graduated Summa Cum Laude from Illinois State University in 2008 with a bachelors of science degree in Accounting (3.92 cumulative GPA/4.0 Major GPA) and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Valparaiso University Law School as a published associate editor of the Valparaiso Law Review and was ranked 8th in his class based upon his GPA. Nicholas Cronauer also spent the spring 2006 academic semester abroad in Florence, Italy and studied at the Instituto Lorenzo de’ Medici. Attorney Cronauer grew up in DeKalb, Illinois, and attended public school in Hinckley, Illinois.

In 2011, DeKalb Lawyer Nicholas Cronauer completed a legal research externship for the Chief Federal District Court Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana in South Bend, Indiana. In 2010, DeKalb Attorney Nicholas Cronauer also completed a legal research externship for a Superior Court Judge, in Civil Division I, Lake County, Indiana and a legal research externship in 2009 for a Magistrate in Porter County, Indiana.

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1101 DeKalb Ave, STE 2
Sycamore, IL 60178


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