Nicholas C. Gristina


contact information

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

704 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, LA 70130-3774


Nick’s mission is to build meaningful, lasting relationships with his clients. Nick understands the importance of diligent preparation and responsiveness while representing his clients in an efficient, cost effective manner with the utmost professionalism. As lead counsel, Nick has successfully defended large corporate retailers, transportation companies and national insurers in thousands of various civil cases involving premises liability, casualty, bad faith and automobile personal injury tort claims throughout Louisiana’s State and Federal Courts.

Successful practices are best identified through peer recognition. Nick is honored to have been appointed to the expedited jury trial committee of the Louisiana Law Institute and recognized by his peers and Super Lawyers Magazine as a Louisiana Rising Star every year from 2012-2017 and as a Super Lawyer in 2018, 2010. 2020, 2021 and 2022. Additionally, Nick is a frequent speaker/presenter on legal topics at conferences and seminars throughout the nation.

-Presenter/Speaker at State Insurance Claims Conference on topic of General Claims Handling and Bad Faith (Baton Rouge, LA 2022)
-Presenter/Panelist at Emaxx Risk Management Summit on topic of Third Party Litigation Financing (Scottsdale, AZ 2022)
-Presenter/Speaker at State Insurance Claims Conference on topic of Bad Faith Defense (New Orleans, LA 7/2018)
-Presenter/Speaker at IASIU Annual Seminar on topic of Social Media in Litigation (New Orleans, LA 2017 – voted Best Presentation at Seminar)
-Presenter/Panelist at Energi Risk Management Summit on topic of 3rd Party Litigation Financing (Las Vegas, NV 10/2017)
-Presenter/Panelist at LSBA Seminar on Topic of Discovery Motions (New Orleans, LA 10/23/2015)
-Presenter/Lecturer at SIU National Insurer Conference on topic of Social Media Discovery (Panama City FL 4/13/2015)
-Presenter/Panelist at Regional Insurance Claims Managers Conference (New Orleans, LA 3/2014)
-Presenter/Speaker at La Judicial College Summer School on topic of Expedited Jury Trials (Destin, FL 6/3/2013)
-Presenter/Moderator at American Bar Association’s Corporate Counsel Seminar (Carlsbad, CA 3/2012)


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

Defense Research Institute
Louisiana State Bar Association
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel – Vice President

areas of practice