Nicholas C. Gristina

Experience & Credentials

Martindale-Hubbel Profile: Nicholas C. Gristina

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

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.

BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • Admitted to practice in all courts of Louisiana in 2002
  • Admitted to practice in all Louisiana U.S. District Courts and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal in 2003

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel (Board of Directors)
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (Member of Trial Tactics Committee
  • Member of Insurance Law Committee

PRESENTATIONS:

  • Presenter/Panelist at Regional Insurance Claims Managers Conference (New Orleans, LA – March, 2014)
  • Presenter/Speaker at La Judicial College Summer School on topic of Expedited Jury Trials (Destin, FL – June, 2013)
  • Presenter and Lecturer at State Insurer’s Claims Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on topic of “Insurance Bad Faith” (July, 2012)
  • Presenter/Moderator at American Bar Association’s Corporate Counsel Seminar in (Carlsbad, CA – March, 2012)
  • Presenter and Lecturer at State Insurer’s Claims Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on topic of “Pre-litigation Claims Handling”
  • Presenter and Lecturer at State Insurer’s Claims Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on July 23, 2010 on the topic of “Negotiations”


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New Orleans Office

  • 704 Carondelet Street
  • New Orleans, 70130-3774
  • Telephone: 504-581-3838
  • Direct Dial: 504-412-6246
  • Direct Fax: 504-412-6346
  • Email: ngristina@phjlaw.com