Ivan Nieves


10 South LaSalle Street, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60603

211 Landmark Drive, Suite C2, Normal, IL 61761

1015 Locust Street, Suite 914, St. Louis, MO 63101


Ivan Nieves

Ivan Nieves

Managing Partner - Director

Direct Phone:312-334-9507
Leading Lawyers

Ivan Nieves serves as the Managing Partner at BCM Law, P.C., playing a pivotal role in the Firm's workers' compensation defense practice while lending his guidance to the Civil Litigation and Medicare Compliance Practice Groups. Renowned for his aggressive litigation skills, Ivan has successfully handled cases before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, at various venues, and both the Circuit and Appellate Courts. His knowledge of workers’ compensation law and devotion to the practice has made Ivan a trusted legal advisor for the Firm’s clients. His experience defending employers, insurers, and third-party administrators has not only established him as a reliable legal advocate but has also positioned him as an industry leader.

Assuming the role of Managing Partner in 2019, Ivan has spearheaded significant growth, marked by the successful opening of a new office and transitioning BCM Law, P.C. to a hybrid remote work environment. His forward-thinking approach and dedication to modernization ensures that BCM Law, P.C. remains at the forefront of the ever-evolving legal landscape. His commitment to client success guarantees that each client receives the exceptional service for which our Firm is renowned.

A mentor at heart, Ivan takes great pride in educating and leading the next generation of workers' compensation attorneys and espousing the principles of professionalism, preparation, organization, timely and detailed communications and respect for our opponents. He actively promotes a workplace culture that values and celebrates openness and diversity, ensuring our Firm mirrors the diverse communities we serve, while maintaining an open-door policy and responding to the needs of all employees.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2000


  • University of Illinois College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, May 2000, J.D.
  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, May 1996, B.A. History

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois Chamber of Commerce Business Advisory Board, Member
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association, Member

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized as a "Leading Lawyer" by Leading Lawyers Magazine, 2020 - Present


  • "Did the Accident Arise Out of the Employment", Illinois Chamber of Commerce, January 2019
  • "AMA Ratings and Utilization Review: Litigation Strategies for Success, May 2013


  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association
  • DRI
  • The Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Illinois Self-Insurers' Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association
  • DRI
  • The Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Illinois Self-Insurers' Association
10 South LaSalle Street, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-425-3131
211 Landmark Drive, Suite C2
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-862-4914
1015 Locust Street, Suite 914
St. Louis, MO 63101
Phone: 314-300-0527
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