Nicholas C. Gristina

Partner

contact information

phone: 504-581-3838
direct: 504-412-6246
fax: 504-412-6346

704 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, 70130-3774

ngristina@phjlaw.com

biography

Nicholas C. Gristina is a partner in the firm’s New Orleans, Louisiana office. Nick’s impressive record defending premises liability, property and casualty, and automobile personal injury tort litigation includes outright victories and notable minimization of large losses in death and catastrophic injury cases. Nick has ably defended firm clients before judges and juries in many of Louisiana’s district (trial) courts, circuit (intermediate) courts of appeal and the Louisiana Supreme Court. Nick has often guided clients to resolution of contentious matters through mediation.

Successful practices can best be identified through peer recognition. Without question, Nick’s appointment to the expedited jury trial exploratory committee of the Louisiana Law Institute is an honorable distinction. This committee studied jurisdictional analogues for fast-track jury trial access, crafted draft Code of Civil Procedure articles sensitive to the unique demands of Louisiana’s civilian law tradition, and subsequently obtained recommendation from the Institute Council for legislative enactment. Nick’s career ascent was suitably observed by Super Lawyers in their 2012 and ’13 Rising Stars recognitions.

education

Millsaps College, B.A., cum laude, 1999, Dean’s List 1995-1999
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center (J.D., 2002; B.C.L., 2002) Flory Trial Finalist
Admitted to the Bar: Louisiana, 2002

professional associations

American Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
Louisiana State Bar Association
New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel

areas of practice