Nepple Law, PLC has been ranked in the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list regionally in two practice areas. Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity. Nepple Law, PLC received the following rankings in the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms:”

Firms included in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

For the 28th consecutive year, James A. Nepple has been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

The Best Lawyers list has been published for over three decades and has earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals.

Divided by geographic region and practice areas, lawyers named to the list are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

Best Lawyers has recognized Mr. Nepple as a Best Lawyer in the following practice areas:



Jim Nepple has once again been selected as a Super Lawyer for 2019. Mr. Nepple has been elected every year since 2005. This designation, awarded by peers, goes only to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. Mr. Nepple is one of only two attorneys outside of the Chicago area to have achieved this distinction.

A multi-phased selection process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations determine who is named a Super Lawyer.



James A. Nepple has once again been selected as one of a handful of tax attorneys outside of the Chicago area to be one of the TOP Business & Corporate Lawyers in Illinois.

According to Leading Lawyers magazine, the list of Leading Lawyers and the website are different from other attorney search sites or lawyer directories. Lawyers cannot buy their way onto the list of Leading Lawyers. The list is the result of thousands of contacts with Illinois lawyers asking them which of their peers they believe comprise the top lawyers. Only those lawyers who are most often recommended qualify as Leading Lawyers.

The areas of practice in which Mr. Nepple is recognized as a Leading Lawyer are:



James A. Nepple, Managing Partner of Nepple Law, PLC, has received the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards from Martindale-Hubbell.

Martindale-Hubbell’s 150-year-plus history began in 1868, when lawyer and businessman James B. Martindale first published The Martindale Directory. It’s stated purpose was “to furnish to lawyers, bankers, wholesale merchants, manufacturers, real estate agents, and all others … the address of one reliable law firm, one reliable bank, and one reliable real estate office in every city in the United States…“

By 1896, The Martindale Directory included the basic information that still spears in our lawyer and law firm profiles, as well as ratings and a section on foreign lawyers and firms.

In 1930, the Martindale Company purchased the publishing rights to Hubbell’s Legal Directory, which contained a digest of state laws, court calendars and a selective list of lawyers and firms. The following year marked the first edition of the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, a two-volume set that combined the features of both predecessor publications.

Today, Martindale-Hubbell offers solutions for both professional and consumer markets. Its online destinations contain profiles for over one million lawyers and firms in the United States, Canada and 160 other countries, serving as a fundamental legal resource and marketing tool.


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