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Nicholas C. Rowley, founder of Trial Lawyers for Justice and Partner at Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, is one of the most accomplished trial lawyers of his generation. He is Of Counsel to the Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette regarding California bicycle injury cases per CRPC §7.5(c). They both share the common goal to protect cyclists’ rights by representing bicycle injury cases in trial. CZR and TL4J have a dedicated law office in Mr. Duquette’s Oceanside, California law building in order to maintain a close, personal, continuous relationship to provide superb services to their clients, both civilian and military. Both firms strive to preserve client’s confidentiality and public confidence in the integrity of the legal profession and judicial process, as trained and experienced jury trial lawyers.

Nick was named the 2018 CAALA Trial Lawyer of the Year after being a five-time finalist, and is one of the youngest lawyers to ever receive this prestigious award.

Nick believes in going the distance for each and every client, and unlike many other personal injury lawyers who settle low and rarely try cases, is not afraid to put any case in front of a jury and make insurance companies pay up when a deserving personal injury victim comes forward seeking justice. He has extensive courtroom experience representing victims of serious injuries and medical malpractice, especially those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries, and chronic pain.

Nick has won more than $1.5 billion in settlements and jury verdicts for injury victims and their families all across the country. Some of his largest verdicts include:

  • $131,000,375 - (record setting) verdict for the victim of a car accident
  • $74,525,000 - (record setting) verdict for a victim of medical malpractice
  • $40,000,000 - verdict for two parents whose son was killed due to corporate negligence.

To see more of Nicholas' jury verdicts and success stories, see his case results here.

Nick is also co-author of the book with his wife Courtney, Trial By Human, where he shares his unique approach of bringing brutal honesty and humanity into the courtroom. He is also the founder of Trial by Human, a continuing education program where fellow lawyers can learn more about Nick’s trial strategies. His wife also wrote a sequel called Trial by Woman, the honest look at a woman's success in practicing trial law in the fight for an inclusive and diverse strategy for equity and equality in the field of law.

Click here to watch a video testimonial of Nicholas C. Rowley!

Nick has been recognized by dozens of publications for his record-breaking verdicts and work for injury victims and their families. In 2018, Nick was named to The National Law Journal’s Elite Trial Lawyers for having a top 50 verdict in the nation. He was also named “Los Angeles Top Litigators in 2018” by the Los Angeles Business Journal. In 2015, Nick was listed in TopVerdict.com’s Top 100 Largest US Verdicts in the nation. In 2012, Nick was a finalist for the “Consumer Attorney of the Year” award, given by Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC). Nick was recognized by the Los Angeles Daily Journal for winning a “Top Verdict of 2010” for his $31.6 million jury verdict for the victim of a traumatic brain injury. In 2009, the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego awarded Nick its “Outstanding Trial Lawyer” award. In 2013, Nick was honored with the organization’s top award – “Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year”.

Some of Nick’s other recent successes include a record setting $131,000,375 verdict for the victim of a car accident after the driver was over served at a bar, a record setting $74,525,000 verdict for a victim of medical malpractice, $40,000,000 for two parents whose 33 year old son was negligently killed due to corporate negligence, a $38,600,000 verdict for a young man who fell from a hotel balcony while intoxicated, a $17,000,000 win for a woman who suffered a mild traumatic brain injury caused by a fall from a hotel window, $16,500,000 for a young girl who was a birth injury victim, a $13,860,000 win for a mild traumatic brain injury caused by an automobile crash, $10,250,000 for a man who suffered a below knee amputation, $10,000,000 for an Iowa family in a wrongful death lawsuit, and $10,000,000 for a child with a mild traumatic brain injury.

Nick has served as an instructor at Mr. Gerry Spence’s famed Trial Lawyers College and delivers keynote addresses nationwide on his revolutionary approach to voir dire and damages. Other lawyers, faced with low settlement offers from insurance companies, frequently bring Nick into their cases just before trial. Nick is a relentless warrior who has prevailed in the courtroom time and time again. He prides himself on his caring and empathic approach to working with his clients and their families, and his ability to help juries find the truth and deliver justice to the injured. Nick has lectured and taught trial skills and his trial by human method across the country in Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Missouri, Louisiana, Colorado, Arkansas, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Oregon, Washington, North Carolina, Idaho, California, and New York.

Nick is also on the Honorary Board of Governors of TLC, Trial Lawyers’ Charities, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to make a positive difference in the quality of life for people within the greater Los Angeles area, focusing on issues related to education, children, battered women, persons with disabilities, and homelessness, by providing financial assistance to needy persons and groups in the greater Los Angeles area.

Nick is on the Board of Directors of the Imagination Workshop, which is a non-profit theater arts organization committed to using the unique power of the theater to provide life-changing artistic opportunities to the mentally ill, homeless veterans, senior citizens, and ‘at-risk’ young people. IW programs give troubled people, frequently alienated or overlooked by society, a safe way to express themselves and gain insight that often helps make their lives more successful.

Personal Facts about Mr. Rowley

Born in Iowa and raised between Iowa and Arizona, Nick moved out on his own at the age of 15. He worked full time from that point forward and at the age of 17 joined the United States Air Force where he was trained and served as a combat medic. It was through the military and G.I. Bill that Nick got his undergraduate education and was able to attend law school. By the age of 19, Nick completed his bachelor’s degree in social psychology. He also was trained and certified as a firefighter and during his service and college worked as a volunteer firefighter. Nick started law school at the age of 20 and continued his service in the Armed Forces taking special assignments for three more years. In total he served an honorable 6 years in the United States Armed Forces assigned to various units with the United States Air Force and United States Army. (View a video about Mr. Rowley!)

Mr. Rowley is Committed to Justice

He is a relentless warrior who has succeeded and proven himself in the battles of litigation time and time again, however he prides himself on his caring, empathetic approach to working with the injured and their families. He believes in going the distance for each and every client, is not afraid to put any case in front of a jury, and makes insurance companies pay up when deserving injury victims come forward to seek justice.


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