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Nicholas H Van Parys

Health insurance Attorney at Westlake Village, CA

4.9   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2020

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2020. See details

About Nicholas

Learn Nicholas’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Health insurance
    60%
    Emergency physician reimbursement

    18 years

  2. Foreclosure
    20%

  3. Criminal defense
    10%

  4. Personal injury
    10%
    Traumatic injury

    18 years

I began my career working for Masry & Vititoe in March 2006. A few years earlier, Masry & Vititoe and their tort attorneys became a well-known name when the feature film, “Erin Brockovich” was released. Working with Brockovich, I went on to participate in other anti-pollution and catastrophic brain injury lawsuits. 

I have extensive experience and expertise in many areas such as medical reimbursement, criminal defense, severe personal injuries including brain injuries, environmental law, civil law, complex business litigation and entertainment law. I handle matters at every level of the state and federal court systems as well as arbitrations, mediations, and pre-litigation negotiations. My dedication and experience give my clients a competitive edge.

I have gained a reputation for professional and dedicated legal representation through innovative legal solutions, careful consideration of your individual circumstances, and passion for your cause. I am committed to providing clients with innovative legal services at cost effective rates. 

A few years ago I had an unfortunate incident related to my continuing legal education 24 hours required every 3 years. My license was never suspended and I am not on probation nor have had any incidents before or after this situation. I had completed only 6 of the 24 hours but have since caught up and completed over 30 hours of live continuing education instead of online courses. I learned greatly from that experience and am a much better lawyer and business person because of it. It had nothing to do with my skills as a trial lawyer in the courtroom.  Now I am committed to completing 30 hours of live conferences and seminars instead of 24 hours of at home online courses. The full story is at .

 

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Location

Nordic Star Law
960 S. Westlake Blvd Ste 209
Westlake Village, CA, 91361

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Posted by Tyla | September 1, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Nick is extremely helpful with our wrongful foreclosure.
Nick reviewed the specifics of our foreclosure case and was able to give us very useful advice. This was a great free consultation, and I feel confident that if we do need Nick for future representation, he’s available to take my call. When looking for a lawyer there were many offices that didn’t call back or wasted our tim. We really appreciate the time Nick took with us on the phone and in emails. Thank you!! Highly recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Opposing counsel
I have litigated against Nick in several managed care cases and he is courteous, skilled, professional, and civil.
Posted by Jana Linn | July 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jana Linn
Nicholas and Nordic Star did a fabulous job! We tried several times to get our loan modified and our mortgage company would not budge. We were years behind on our mortgage and Nicholas was able to get the loan modified. I would highly suggest using Nordic Star!
Posted by Mike Tabbara | April 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Good Foreclosure Attorney
“Nicholas Van Parys was a beacon of hope to my wife and I at a time when our options appeared limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed nigh on impossible. Not only was he able to defend us from an unjust foreclosure actions, his calm and empathetic demeanor offered emotional succor to myself and my wife. He provided us ample time to reinstate our loan, and we kept our house. His retention fees were very fair and reasonable. I would recommend Mr Van Parys without any reservation.”
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Posted by Geraldine | March 20, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Strong advocate.
Nick has demonstrated professionalism and excellence pertaining to multiple legal matters. His character is best represented by his strong desire to achieve optimal and reasonable results for his clients. I highly endorse him.
Posted by Erica | February 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Miracle Worker-
My particular situation was an ongoing 3 year battle... Nick is not only a great lawyer but his compassion with his clients and dedication to his work is what sets him aside from the rest... I call him my Miracle Worker because in winning the bank, we were going to need a miracle.. It took 3 years and there was a lot of hard work and tears, no matter the day or time, Nick was available and if not Nick, his wonderful assistant Thuy was always very responsive. I had a lot of bad days and Nick always assured me he was doing everything he could and to trust in him and so I did and in the end it was all worth it.. Not only did Nick save my home by winning the unthinkable (the bank) but thru it all we've built a friendship. I'm not one to write reviews but in this particular circumstance, I felt compelled too, I want everyone to know, Nick is truly worth the review. Consider him, if ever needed...
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Posted by Tony | February 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved our home!
Nicholas is a very straightforward, honest, can-do lawyer. He helped my family stay in our beloved home in Gilroy. Initially, we set a goal and a timeframe of winning our case and with his professionalism, experience and care, he did so remarkably. I am thankful for meeting and working with Nicholas and with his office staff.
Posted by Ron | July 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Automotive dealership complaint
My wife purchased a certified used vehicle that several months later was discovered to have been very much misrepresented. In an effort to resolve the issue I contacted the dealership and met with the general manager who advised me I should seek legal counsel. I took his advice. I did some research, read reviews and decided to go with the a local firm. Nicholas quickly assessed the situation, made contact with the dealership and from there let me tell you... We walked out with a new car, same model for a little less than the lemon. The sales associate is no longer with the company either.
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Posted by Jeremy | February 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great advice
As I found out civil suits take a long time to settle but Nick made the whole process painless. He handled all correspondence with the insurance company and opposing legal team. The first couple of offers were low and Nick advised waiting for a better offer. When we recieved a fair offer Nick and I accepted the offer and closed the case. Glad he was in my corner.
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2014
Thank You!!!
I used Nicholas Van Parys when I was falsely accused of a serious felony offense. The first time I called, the staff at the Law offices of Nicholas Van Parys greeted me with a kind caring attitude and guided me through the process of retaining the firm. The Law offices of Nicholas Van Parys saved my life and I would recommend them to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2013
I am amazed!!!
These guys know what they are doing. I had previously retained 1 attorney before I was referred to this law firm. I simply could not beleive the diffrence. These guys are on it! I was charged with a felony and my record isnt the best, Mr. Van Parys and Mr. Hurwitz (an associate attorney) rocked my case and ended up getting me a defferred judgement. I get to be with my wife and kids again. I highly recomment them! They are def worth the investment, especially when my freedom was at stake.
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Posted by Thanks Nick :) | November 16, 2012
Thanks Mr. Van Parys
This was the first time I was arrested. I received a flyer in the mail, and called Mr. Van Parys. One of his people came out to visit me and my family. They really put us at ease, and helped us to understand the situation we were facing, mostly me and my mom. We were really scared, and this helped a lot. He told us the options we had. There wasn't a hard push to get us to sign with them, but we did, SO HAPPY WE DID!!!! They had a payment plan, so that we could afford to hire them, this was a huge plus. Mr. Van Parys got me a great deal. If you are scared, unsure, and need GREAT representation, give them a call. He got my charges reduced, and I didn't have to do any jail time. Yes, I was guilty, but I'm a good guy, just screwed up on beer and drugs that night. He got me the 2nd chance I needed, and I have been sober since that time, and plan to stay that way. GIVE THEM A CALL!!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
probation termination and expungement
While going through a job transition caused by negative background clearance, Nicholas Van Parys strongly suggested I move for early probation termination and expungement. He handled everything in an expedited fashion and represented me in court through a successful outcome..
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 320-650 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 4.8 (Concern)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2020.

Discipline with Actual Suspension issued in CA, 2020
updated on 03/20/2020

This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Discipline, Probation; no Actual Suspension issued in CA, 2016
updated on 04/04/2018

This sanction means the attorney had a suspension placed on hold (and ultimately removed) by complying with certain requirements.

Nicholas's comment: “This was an unfortunate incident related to my continuing legal education 24 hours required every 3 years. My license was never suspended and I am not on probation nor have had any incidents before or after this situation. I had completed only 6 of the 24 hours but have since caught up and completed over 30 hours of live continuing education instead of online courses. I learned greatly from that experience and am a much better lawyer and business person because of it.”

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Nordic Star Law
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Masry & Vititoe
  • 2011 - 2014

Education

  • Southwestern Univ SOL
  • law
  • 2005
  • Univ of San Diego
  • undergraduate
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • SJN v. K
  • $190,000
  • S.K. v. K
  • settlement $115,000
  • People v. Svidergol
  • 2 years jail
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Associations

  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Health Law Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Moot Court Award
  • Southerwestern University School of Law
  • 2004
  • Dean's List
  • University of San Diego
  • 2001
  • Michael D. Hermes Award Athletic and Academic Achievement
  • Ojai Valley School
  • 1994
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (10)
Endorse Nicholas
Litigation Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked opposite to Mr. Van Parys and tried a case against him in 2018. The jury loved him and he put on an excellent case in support of his client. He worked tirelessly. I have great respect for him; a true professional."
Foreclosure Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Although at opposite ends to my clients, Mr. Van Parys is very experienced in representing plaintiffs and is very professional in his dealings with opposing counsel."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nicholas Van Parys is a phenomenal attorney who fights hard and affordably for his clients. He is highly effective in and outside of court. I give my top recommendation to Nick after seeing his work firsthand. He focuses on the most important issues and has the full respect of adversaries and decision-makers. Nick stands strong for his clients and is an optimal choice which looking for an attorney. Andrew Schlafly, Esq."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent lawyer who is extremely diligent in working up his cases. Fights hard for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Nicholas since I was his Business Law Professor when he was an undergraduate at USD. Nick then worked in my law office before going on to law school. I have kept in contact with him ever since. I have found him to be a competent business and personal injury lawyer and would readily recommend him to a prospective client."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"HARD-WORKING ATTORNEY Nicholas is a top drawer attorney, someone you can trust to go the extra mile. He worked with me as an associate on many cases about six years ago. He was very thorough, and could strategize and plan moves well before the opposition knew what was going on."
Foreclosure Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Van Parys is an exceptional attorney who gives the legal profession a better name. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Van Parys is a brilliant and talented attorney. He has an ideal work ethic and is a strategic advocate for his clients. Mr. Van Parys is compassionate and caring towards his clients and he zealously fights for his clients to get the best results. His negotiation skills and courtroom litigation skills are top notch. He has represented hundreds of clients from all walks of life. I have no doubt that in each case he was professional, courteous, and formidable. I would highly recommend Mr. Van Parys without hesitation."
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Westlake Village Health insurance Lawyer Nicholas H Van Parys
Nicholas H Van Parys
Health insurance Attorney
Westlake Village, CA
Licensed for 18 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2020. See details