Ryan Scott Nalley is a former private investigator, who is now an attorney at law concentrating in the areas of wage and hour law, civil rights, labor and employee rights, fair housing, and general civil litigation. Mr. Nalley handles causes of actions including, but not limited to, The Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, the Fair Housing Act, the Illinois Minimum Wage Law, the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act, the American’s with Disabilities Act, the Illinois Human Rights Act, and the Illinois Forcible Entry and Detainer Act, as well as other common law actions and contract disputes. In addition to being a skilled litigator, he is also an effective negotiator, and has been successful in mediation as well as in the courtroom.
Mr. Nalley grew up in Pensacola Florida before he moved to Chicago where began studying philosophy at Loyola University of Chicago, and later as graduate student at DePaul University. As an undergraduate, Mr. Nalley spent a year studying in Rome, Italy, and traveled throughout Europe and Israel. However, before he began studying law, he spent four years working full time as a private investigator, during which he traveled the country investigating fraud, and assisting in criminal defense cases, including one death penalty case.
It was during his years as private investigator and his witnessing the injustices that good people suffered day to day (and of which he was occasionally a victim of himself) that compelled him to study the law. Today, when he takes on a case, he does so because he believes in the cause and the client. And he does so with tenacity and relentlessness.
Name of University Attended:
Loyola University Chicago
Name of Law School Attended:
The John Marshall Law School
B.A. of Philosophy, and Certified Fraud Examiner
Admitted to Practice Law in the Following Courts:
The Illinois Supreme Court, and The United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois, General Bar
The Illinois Supreme Court, and The United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
Admitted to Practice Law in:
Professional Association Memberships:
The Chicago Bar Association, The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, The Illinois State Bar Association, The American Bar Association.