Attorney Greg Nikitas

The Nikitas Law Firm

Practicing law in Illinois since 1994

  • Licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Illinois. He has also successfully handled cases in Wisconsin and Michigan.
  • Member of the Lake County Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.
  • Certified by the Illinois Supreme Court to handle death penalty cases as lead defense attorney.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with DNA evidence. Mr. Nikitas has background in the science of DNA evidence and has presented such evidence very successfully as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney.

Your Defense Matters

An Honest, Experienced Lawyer

He is a graduate of Northwestern University and received his J.D. degree from DePaul University. He worked in the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office from 1994 through 2000 before going into private practice.

A Skilled and Trusted Prosecutor

As an Assistant State’s Attorney, Mr. Nikitas was entrusted to handle many first-degree murder cases, six of which went to trial, and convictions were obtained on each case. He has handled hundreds of traffic court, misdemeanor, DUI, juvenile, and felony cases.

Tried and True Experience

He has personally tried more than 50 jury trials and over 150 bench trials. His experience and success qualified him to be certified by the Illinois Supreme Court as lead counsel to handle death penalty cases as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney – a distinction that is unique in the State of Illinois. As a defense attorney, Mr. Nikitas has successfully litigated hundreds of cases and achieved outstanding results in Appellate Courts and the Illinois Supreme Court. 

His Legal Philosophy


The Law Comes First

My experience as a prosecutor, as well as my years as a defense attorney provide an intimate knowledge of Illinois law, law enforcement and the judicial system.  This means I will explore every legal avenue on your behalf to provide you the best possible defense.


Honest Communication

I will always tell you what you need to know in the most honest and factual way I can.  I will also make sure that your family is informed to lessen the burden of an already difficult situation.


Committed to You.

I take the time to get to know you and your case.  You deserve an advocate who will fight to protect your rights.

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Cases Won +

Attorney Greg Nikitas has tried and won cases in Trial Courts, Appellate Court and the Illinois Supreme Court.  He has the distinction of winning more murder cases than any other lawyer practicing in Lake County.

Let’s Work Together