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Nicholas Clark Gristina

Insurance Attorney at New Orleans, LA

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About Nicholas

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Practice areas
  1. Insurance
    History of defending insurance companies in 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.. lead counsel in more than 500 cases.

    20 years

  2. Corporate and incorporation
    corporate/retail defense.

    18 years

  3. Personal injury

    20 years

  4. Wrongful death

    18 years

Licensed for 20 years
State LA
Status Eligible to Practice Law
Acquired 2002
Updated 11/14/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Porteous, Hainkel & Johnson, LLP
704 Carondelet St
New Orleans, LA, 70130-3706


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AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Porteous, Hainkel & Johnson
  • 2003 - Present
  • Judicial Law Clerk for Judge Holdridge
  • 23rd Judicial District
  • 2002 - 2003


  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Millsaps College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999


  • Council on Litigation Management
  • 2014 - Present
  • Defense Research Institute
  • member of retail law committee
  • 2010 - Present
  • New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel
  • Board Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • La. Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • La Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • La. Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • La. Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • National Insurance SIU/Fraud Seminar
  • Social Media Discovery
  • 2015
  • LSBA Motions and Exceptions
  • Discovery Problems and Motions-The What, When and How to Handle Discovery Problems
  • 2015
  • La Judicial College
  • Expedited Jury Trials
  • 2013
  • ABA Corporate Counsel Seminar
  • Associate Mentoring
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Other
"I have known Nick as both a fellow classmate at LSU Law and in practice. Nick is a formidable attorney, who is very knowledgeable in his areas of practice. I certainly endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Friend
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New Orleans Insurance Lawyer Nicholas Clark Gristina
Nicholas Clark Gristina
Insurance Attorney
New Orleans, LA
Licensed for 20 years