Nicholas J. Neidzwski, Partner

Nick is a trial attorney who handles maritime and personal injury litigation. Appearing for plaintiffs in state and federal courts throughout Washington, California, Oregon, Alaska, and other jurisdictions, Nick’s litigation experience includes the successful resolution of various Jones Act, general maritime, and product liability cases on behalf of many different individuals. Nick was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2016 through 2019.

Nick’s pro bono practice focuses on immigration law, including the representation of individuals facing removal proceedings. Nick has presented on topics ranging from maintenance and cure, ethics, and insurance bad faith.

Nick grew up in New Jersey with a family spanning three generations under the same roof. Following graduation from Ramsey, New Jersey public high school, Nick attended New York University for his undergraduate studies in music and business. After graduating with honors from NYU in 2007, Nick moved to Virginia and attended Washington and Lee University School of Law. At Washington and Lee Law, Nick earned the position of executive editor of the school’s Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice, a publication focused on legal issues that affect historically underrepresented classes of persons. Nick authored in 2009 a published article entitled The Unconstitutionality of Mississippi’s Employment Protection Act And A Framework For Assessing Similar State Immigration Laws,16 Wash. & Lee J. Civ. Rts. & Soc. Just. 225 (2009), which was later cited by the Mississippi Business Journal in 2012. Nick remains focused on the representation of underrepresented persons throughout the United States.

Nick met his wife at Washington and Lee Law School and they now reside in Mount Vernon, Washington with their two children and two dogs. Nick enjoys spending time with his family on both coasts, performing music, and hiking in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Education

  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., May 2010
    Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice, Executive Editor (August 2009-August 2010)
    Staff Writer (August 2008-August 2009)
    Criminal Justice Clinic Member (August 2009-May 2010)
    Defended indigent clients facing criminal misdemeanor charges
    Kirgis Fellow mentor for first-year law students (May 2008-May 2009)

  • New York University, B.M.
    Music Business
    cum laude
    May 2007 Founders Day Award (Given for Outstanding Scholarship)
    Winner of the 2005 Concerto Competition (Solo trumpet performance with full orchestra, May 2005)
  • American Institute of Music, Trumpeter, Graz, Austria (July 2004-August 2004)

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • California (admitted in 2010, currently active)
  • Arizona (admitted in 2011, currently active)
  • Washington (admitted in 2012, currently active)
  • Oregon (admitted in 2017, currently active)
  • Alaska (admitted in 2018, currently active)
  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon
  • United States District Court, District of Alaska
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Previous Employment

  • Summer Law Clerk at Cozen O’Connor; San Diego, CA (May 2009 – August 2009)
  • Associate at Cozen O’Connor; San Diego, CA, and Seattle, WA (September 2010 – January 2015)
  • Associate and Partner at Anderson Carey & Williams, PLLC (February 2015-March 2017)

Professional Associations Memberships

  • Washington State Bar
  • California State Bar
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Alaska State Bar
  • Arizona State Bar
  • American Association for Justice

Representative Cases

  • Paul Aaron Savchenko, Plaintiff v. Icicle Seafoods, Inc. and L.F.K., Inc.,
    Defendants. Icicle Seafoods, Inc. and L.F.K., Inc., Third-party Plaintiffs, v.
    Kari Marie Fisheries LLC and Mark Hjelle, Third-party Defendants
    , Case
    No. C11-2081-JCC (W.D. Wash., October 31, 2013)
  • Ronald R. Burke, Plaintiff v. Willamette Jetboat Excursion, LLC, Defendant,
    Case No. 15 CV 03415 (Multnomah County Circuit Court, Feb. 8, 2016)
  • Mark Hendsbee, Plaintiff v. CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation, Defendant,
    Case No. 3AN-16-06535CI, 2018 AMC 2215, 2018 WL 6710952
    (Anchorage Superior Court, April 13, 2018)