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Faculty and Administration Profiles

Nicholas Esterman

Title/s:  Adjunct Professor and Senior Appellate Counsel


Nicholas Esterman teaches Legal Writing III. He is a Senior Appellate Counsel in the Office of General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. For the last seven years, his practice has focused exclusively on appeals related to administrative law and government benefits. Before that, he served as a staff attorney for an American Bar Association pro bono program.


JD, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Law

BA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Professional Employment

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Courses Taught

Legal Writing