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.