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Nick Lanza

Partner


Phone: 713-432-9090 Ext: 250
Email: nlanza@lanzalawfirm.com
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Biography


Nick Lanza is a civil trial lawyer in Texas and practices civil litigation, including the prosecution and defense of individuals and corporations in personal injury, property, insurance, and business disputes.

Nick Lanza represents parties in complex claims involving wrongful death, torts, business disputes, breach of contract, commercial trucking, automobiles, construction defect, negligence, the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, Texas Insurance Code, products liability, property, and premises liability. He also represents various professionals in professional errors and omissions liability claims. His clients include hotels, bars, apartment complexes, families, individuals, insurance agencies, trucking companies, insurance companies, and businesses, small and large. Mr. Lanza is proud of the fact many clients become long term friends, long after litigation is concluded.

Nick Lanza has successfully taken over 140 complex cases to trial by Judge and jury throughout the State of Texas. Mr. Lanza is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (less then 2% of Texas attorneys are Board Certified). He received the President’s Award from the Houston Young Lawyers Association in 1996. He was selected as a Texas Super Lawyer in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Mr. Lanza was also selected as a Texas Top Rated Lawyer and America’s Best Lawyers 2014, 2015, and 2016. Hobbies include: collecting sports memorabilia, traveling, and golfing.

Professional Associations & Bar Admissions


  • United States Supreme Court (Licensed Bar Member)
  • State Bar of Texas (1989–present)
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Federal Bar of Texas
  • Selected Texas Super Lawyer 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Selected America’s Best Lawyers 2014, 2015, 2016
  • A. V. Rated Attorney (highest possible rating) by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1997–present)
  • Licensed to practice in all State Courts of Texas
  • Licensed to practice in Western, Eastern, Southern and Northern Federal District Courts in Texas, U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, and United States Supreme Court
  • Life Fellow, Houston Bar Association
  • Member, Texas Brain Injury Society
  • Member, Council on Litigation Management (CLM); Frequent speaker
  • Member, Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Community & Social Involvement


  • President, Houston College of Law Alumni Association; Chair, Finance & Development (2013–2015)
  • Board Member, Board of Governors, Houston City Club, Houston, Texas. (2006–present)
  • Chairman, Special Olympics Committee, Houston Young Lawyers Association (1992–1997)
  • President’s Award, Recipient, Houston Young Lawyers Association (1996)
  • Member, Finance Committee, Braeburn Country Club
  • Member, St. Michael’s Catholic Church; Eucharistic Minister of Holy Communion; Group Leader: “That Man Is You” Program; Dads of St. Michael’s, usher
  • Coach, Bellaire Little League Baseball and Bellaire Basketball (2004-2013)
  • Member, Independent Insurance Agents of Houston
  • Green Bay Packers, part owner

Education


  • University of Houston, Bachelor of Business Administration (1986)
    • Speaker of the Senate, Student Government Association
    • Boxing Champion
  • Houston College of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence
    • Order of Barristers
    • National Moot Court Champion
    • National Mock Trial Team
    • School Mock Trial Champion
    • Advocate of the Year Award (male)

Fun Stuff & Experiences


Personally met (3) United States Presidents, (2) United States Supreme Court Justices, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Muhammad Ali, Joe Namath, and Jack Nicklaus; Climbed Mt. Rainier; Completed marathons in Boston, Chicago, New York, and Houston. Leaned on the Leaning Tower of Pisa, toured the Vatican & received Communion at St. Peter’s Basilica; completed MS 150 Bicycle Rides (180 miles from Houston to Austin); Work every day with amazing & brilliant people, completed polar bear swim, drank beer in Ireland with son, played golf at St. Andrews Golf Course in Scotland with dad, married awesome woman; blessed with awesome son…… Life is good… and getting better every single day! Thanks be to God!