Nicole Jagielski focuses her practice in labor and employment law. She represents employers in guidance on day-to-day employment issues, such as discrimination claims, wage and hour issues, employment contracts and disciplinary actions. She also has a significant immigration practice, with a particular emphasis on employment-based immigration and employer compliance with federal immigration laws.

Professional Background

Prior to joining Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP as an associate in October 2015, Ms. Jagielski was a law clerk with the firm. During law school, Ms. Jagielski was one of only 25 interns for the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General, at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colorado. She also worked as a research assistant for Professor Richard A. Michael to provide annual updates for the Illinois Practice Series: Civil Procedure Before Trial.

In addition to her other law school accomplishments, Ms. Jagielski was a recipient of the Honors-at Entrance and the Sophie Sweinton scholarships. She volunteered for the Catholic Lawyers Guild and is a member of the Advocates Society.

During her undergraduate studies, Ms. Jagielski spent a semester in Sydney, Australia as part of the Macquarie University Global Leadership Program.

Community/Civic Activities

  • Communications Volunteer for Remedies Renewing Lives in Rockford, Illinois
  • Volunteer for Harmony, Hope and Healing in Chicago, Illinois (2012)
  • Co-Chair of St. Norbert College’s Relay for Life in De Pere, Wisconsin (2009-2012)


J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2015

  • Senior Editor, International Law Review

B.A., English, St. Norbert College, 2012