Nicholas Szokoly

Partner

Practice Area(s): Personal Injury

Biography

Personal Injury Attorney Representing Survivors Nationwide

Nick is a trial attorney and Partner at Murphy, Falcon & Murphy. Driven by his desire to fight for victims of negligence, Nick focuses his current practice on representing victims of wrongful death, medical malpractice and toxic substance poisoning. Within months of joining the Firm, Nick, along with Partners Billy Murphy and Paula Xinis began a multi-week complex trial on behalf of more than 75 individual plaintiffs in Baltimore City and he is also a member of the team representing the victims of Flint Michigan’s water contamination in a class-action.

Prior to joining the Firm, he was the managing attorney at a boutique law firm in Baltimore that focused their practice on representing victims of childhood lead poisoning. Nick has obtained multiple multi-million dollar verdicts at trial and, over the course of his career, recovered more than $50 million for his Clients through trial and settlement. Nick has appeared multiple times before Maryland’s appellate courts and served as Chairman of the Unsecured Creditor’s Committee in a multi-million dollar bankruptcy of a large corporation pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court. He is a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®.

Because of his commitment to providing legal services to people in need, he provides volunteer legal services to families referred by the Maryland Disability Law Center, serves as legal advisor to an association of military veterans and has served on the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission’s Peer-Review Committee since 2011. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Maryland Association for Justice, formerly the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association and Co-Chair of Education and Program Committee and has been an invited speaker to several national legal seminars where he presented to other trial attorneys on topics including the use of epidemiological research in establishing individual causation, trial skills and litigation of contaminated municipal water cases. In 2016, he was named Co-Chair of the long-running HB Lead Litigation Conference.

He is a member of the bar in Maryland, the District of Columbia, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, the bankruptcy bar of the United States District Court for the District Court of Maryland, the United States District Court for the District of Michigan, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

A graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law, he resides in Baltimore County, Maryland with his wife — a former Assistant States Attorney — two daughters and two dogs; all of whom only occasionally listen to him. He is an accomplished endurance runner with more than 9 marathons under his running shoes and dreams of a Boston Qualifying time.

Career Highlights

Mr. Szokoly has been involved in a number of complex cases, including a four-day jury trial in Baltimore City for a personal injury victim that resulted in a $5.08 million verdict, as well as several complex lead poisoning trials that led to a $1.5 million verdict in one case and a $2.56 million verdict in another.

Early Years

Nicholas Szokoly was born in Clarksville, Tennessee. After receiving his B.A. from the from the University of Baltimore in 1999, Mr. Szokoly went on to attend the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he earned his J.D. Following graduation, Mr. Szokoly served as a managing attorney for The Law Offices of Evan K. Thalenberg.

Awards
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • Rue Ratings Best Attorneys of America – 2015
  • Maryland Disability Law Center Legal Advisor & Board Member
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • Maryland Bar District of Columbia Bar
  • 4th Circuit U.S. District Court for Maryland

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