Nicholas P. Hurzeler


Nicholas Hurzeler is a partner in the New York office of Lewis Brisbois and a Vice Chair of the Appellate Practice. Nick focuses on appellate work, motions, and trials. He has briefed and argued over 130 appeals in the New York State Appellate Divisions and Second Circuit Court of Appeals, with a strong track record of success. He engages in extensive motion practice in the lower courts, from pre-answer motions all the way through trial and post-trial motions, including numerous summary judgment motions, and motions at the appellate level. 

Nick also provides support for our trial attorneys in New York State and federal courts. This includes trial monitoring, motions in limine, preservation of the trial record for appellate review, and oral argument of trial motions. He works closely with our trial attorneys to provide full appellate support in order to obtain the best results for our clients. Nick works on general liability matters, Labor Law, products liability, asbestos, nursing home, insurance coverage and other types of cases. He is also a member of the firm’s lithium-ion battery practice. 

Nick consistently gets good results for our clients by way of dismissals and favorable settlement outcomes. He is frequently consulted in high exposure matters and manages a six-member team of appellate attorneys in the New York office. He has a reputation as a “fixer” or problem solver who can untangle difficult legal problems and find innovative solutions.

Representative Cases

Some of Mr. Hurzeler’s significant appellate victories include the following:

  • Valentine v. 2147 Second Ave. LLC, 2022 NY Slip Op 1758 (1st Dept. 2022)
  • Lewis v. 311 Realty, LLC, 2022 NY Slip Op 505 (1st Dept. 2022)
  • Lanza v. BHNV Realty Corp., 2022 NY Slip Op 126 (1st Dept. 2022)
  • Chen v. 111 Mott LLC, 2021 NY Slip Op 7501 (1st Dept. 2021)
  • Villalta v. Consolidated Edison Co. of NY, Inc., 197 A.D.3d 1078 (1st Dept. 2021)
  • Matter of New York City Asbestos Litigation (Salzano), 193 A.D.3d 559 (1st Dept. 2021)
  • Ahmed v. F&G Group, LLC, 187 A.D.3d 972 (2d Dept. 2020)
  • Ponomareva v. 1439 Realty, LLC, 187 A.D.3d 1078 (2d Dept. 2020)
  • Toppin v. County of Nassau, No. 19-2454-cv (2d Cir 2020)
  • Sherwood v. Otto Jazz, Inc., 186 A.D.3d 891 (2d Dept. 2020)
  • Bellevue v. Gustav, 186 A.D.3d 547 (2d Dept. 2020)
  • Sanchez v. Triton Construction Company, LLC, 184 A.D.3d 501 (1st Dept. 2020)
  • Pizzo v. Rios, 184 A.D.3d 693 (2d Dept. 2020)
  • Brito v. Gomez, 33 N.Y.3d 1126 (2019)
  • Gutierrez v. 451 Lexington Realty LLC, 179 A.D.3d 422 (1st Dept. 2020)
  • Demetrio v. Clune Constr. Co., LP, 176 A.D.3d 621 (1st Dept. 2019)
  • Chong Fu Huang v. 57-63 Greene Realty, LLC, 174 A.D.3d 777 (2d Dept. 2019)

Professional Presentations

  • Presenter, "Recent Important Appellate Decisions & Their Expected Impact on New York Litigation," Lewis Brisbois Webinar, February 8, 2023
  • Presenter, “What’s New for Litigation Funding: Key Considerations and Best Practices to Leverage,” The Knowledge Group Webinar, October 4, 2022
  • Co-Presenter, "Summary Judgment Motions - Tips for Claims Professionals,” Lewis Brisbois Webinar, March 24, 2021


  • State Bar Admissions
    • New York
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court


New York

Supreme Court of the United States

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers Association


New York Law School

Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 2006

McGill University

Bachelor of Arts in Russian and History, 2002


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