Nicholas A. Karwacki

Associate

West Conshohocken

(215) 665-2768

(610) 941-0711

Recent News:

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch

210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Nick Karwacki concentrates his practice on commercial litigation. He counsels corporate clients through the uncertainties of litigation with a mind toward achieving the best result for the company and its principals. Nick’s foremost goal is to provide comfort and confidence to his clients as they navigate uncharted waters. He litigates complex commercial cases, including business torts, products liability, dram shop, professional malfeasance, residential and commercial construction, and transportation and logistics matters. Nick has counseled clients across industries including private equity firms, investment banks, design professionals, general contractors, subcontractors, hospitals, pharmacists, product manufacturers, property owners and managers, and restaurateurs.

Nick has extensive courtroom experience, and has appeared in state court, federal court, and in binding dispute resolution. He aims to achieve the most efficient resolution, securing dismissals whenever possible, and seeking to balance an aggressive approach with cost-effective solutions. When the economic realities dictate, Nick is experienced and effective in the courtroom and in arbitration. Nick has litigated numerous American Arbitration Association (AAA) arbitrations and is well-versed in translating the intricacies of those proceedings to clients who are less familiar with the increasingly-popular forum.

Nick places great value and importance on being an active member of his community. He serves as a firm representative to the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Large Firm Associates Committee and is an active member of the J. Willard O’Brien Inn of Court at Villanova University. Nick has also participated in several panel discussions at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law.

Nick graduated from Villanova University, magna cum laude, with a bachelor's degree in political science. There, he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi and an avid supporter of Jay Wright’s Wildcats. He earned his law degree cum laude from the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, where he was the recipient of a Dean's Merit Scholarship. Nick was a member of the Villanova Law Review, serving as both a staff writer and an articles editor. He authored a note titled "Who's the Bully Now? The Third Circuit Gives Negligent School Districts a Constitutional Hall Pass," which was published in Volume 59 of the Villanova Law Review. Prior to joining Cozen O’Connor, Nick participated in the firm's Summer Associate Program.

Experience

News

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch

August 22, 2022

210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

More Than 205 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 19, 2021

Best Lawyers selected 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 201 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Publications

High Court Considers When a Stock Tip Becomes Insider Trading [The Legal Intelligencer]

November 09, 2016

Stephen Miller, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Criminal Defense and Internal Investigations practice, and Nicholas Karwacki, of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation department, discuss insider trading in The Legal Intelligencer.

“Quit Creeping”: Courts Restrict Attorney Access to Juror Social Media Accounts [Lexology]

September 09, 2016

Nicholas Karwacki, of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation department, discusses juror social media accounts on Lexology.

A Federal Court Subrogation Action Does Not Split a Cause of Action in PA When Insured Filed First [Subrogation & Recovery Alert]

May 12, 2016

Peter Rossi and Nick Karwacki discuss the Middle District of Pennsylvania decision that clarifies that subrogated insurers pursuing recovery will not be categorically barred from bringing a separate action in federal court when an insured first files a separate cause of action in state court.

Scope of First Amendment Protection of Public Employees [Legal Intelligencer]

March 10, 2016

Stephen Miller and Nicholas Karwacki discuss the scope of the First Amendment protection of public employees in the Legal Intelligencer.

US Supreme Court Revisits Class-Action Suits in 'Campbell-Ewald' [Legal Intelligencer]

November 20, 2015

Stephen Miller and Nicholas Karwacki discuss the US Supreme Court revisiting class-action suits in 'Campbell Ewald'

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2015
  • Villanova University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2012
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- New Jersey