Multiple offenders, 1st time
offenders and good people
who make mistakes -

Jeffery J. Nutschnig


  • Graduate of The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL 2001
  • Graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts 1997

Associations and Memberships:

  • General Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois member
  • Illinois State Bar Association member
  • Lake County Bar Association member
  • Teacher/moderator of the Carmel Catholic Speech and Debate/Mock Trial Team
  • Former Treasurer to local homeowners association in Grayslake IL.
  • Former President and Treasurer to local elementary/middle school’s athletic committee
  • Current high school board member and youth basketball coach
  • Sigma Nu Collegiate National Fraternity

Professional Positions:

  • Assistant State’s Attorney, Office of the Lake County State’s Attorney, 2001-2004
  • Associate in well known local Lake/McHenry County law firm, 2004-2014
  • Partner, Nutschnig & Cavanaugh Attorneys at Law P.C., 2015 – present


Jeff began his legal career as a Lake County State’s Attorney prosecuting Felonies, Misdemeanors, DUI’s and Traffic matters. After spending three years as an Assistant State’s Attorney, he was asked to join a private Lake County law firm where he continued prosecuting as a local village prosecutor for two separate villages in Lake County. During that time, Jeff was able to build and maintain a successful criminal, DUI, and traffic defense practice in addition to the duties he had as a local prosecutor.  In January of 2015, Jeff started a new law practice with the well regarded and established solo practitioner, Michael T. Cavanaugh, to form Nutschnig & Cavanaugh Attorneys at Law P.C.. Jeff is committed to fair, honest representation. He is a highly effective advocate, is forthright about realistic outcomes and results regarding his client’s legal issues and is highly regarded by other practicing attorneys and judges in the areas he practices in.

Same day appointments

If you’ve been arrested, don’t hesitate to contact our office immediately for a FREE consultation and initial interview.

Areas of Concentration:

Contact us today

Nutschnig & Cavanaugh, 4017 Old Grand Ave, Gurnee, Illinois 60031