Benjamin Nellans focuses his practice on toxic tort, complex commercial litigation and employment litigation. He is experienced in all stages of the litigation process, including attending hearings, motion practice, settlement negotiations and discovery.

Prior to joining Segal McCambridge, Benjamin worked as an attorney at a commercial litigation firm in Chicago. He also has served as a licensed legal intern in the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office and as a legal intern at The Center for Economic Progress.

Benjamin earned his J.D. from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where he graduated cum laude in the top 15 percent of his class. He was an executive board member for the Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality and earned CALI awards in criminal procedure  and administrative law. He holds a B.A. in political science with departmental honors from Indiana University, where he earned dean’s list honors.


  • Octofinalist, Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition
    • Oral Advocacy Honors
  • CALI Award – Criminal Procedure
  • CALI Award – Administrative Law

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Junior Board, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • First Chair, CVLS Junior Board

Practice Highlights

  • Successfully obtained a defense verdict in the Northern District of Illinois in a case claiming violations of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act