NP Trial®

Our dedicated trial team provides early input on case strategy keeping clients trial-ready and positioned for a successful outcome throughout the duration of any dispute.

Our approach

Disputes are disruptive and costly. Many are often won or lost before they ever get to the courthouse.

We know what it takes to win at trial. Collectively, we have tried or arbitrated hundreds of cases to a final decision, covering the full spectrum of commercial, civil and criminal matters. We represent clients in one-off as well as aggregated cases involving thousands of plaintiffs.

While many firms employ litigators, few offer experienced and proven trial lawyers.

Starting on day one, we pair our clients with an NP Trial® courtroom lawyer who protects them every step of the way, from early case assessment to verdict. Engaging early on in the process, we take a uniquely holistic approach to each case, uncovering angles and strategic opportunities often missed by those who lack our trial experience.

We approach each case as if it might go to trial, giving clients the best strategy for winning on their terms, whether the case is ultimately resolved at trial, by settlement or through arbitration.

And, Nixon Peabody is one of the few firms with the experience and capability to serve as national trial counsel for clients who require a consistent approach to class action and aggregate litigation matters filed in multiple states.

We work with

  • Public and private companies across all industries
  • Individuals including corporate officers, directors and shareholders


Joseph J. Ortego

Diversity Partner
Chair, NP Trial®
Leader, Aviation

Phone: 212-940-3045

  • U.S. News/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” ranked as National Tier One in Commercial Litigation, Litigation—First Amendment, Litigation—Labor & Employment and Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions—Defendants. Received Tier One Metropolitan Honors in Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Litigation—Banking & Finance, Litigation—Bankruptcy, Litigation—First Amendment, Litigation—Labor & Employment, Litigation—Securities, Litigation—Tax, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions—Defendants, and Product Liability Litigation—Defendants in numerous cities throughout the U.S.
  • BTI Litigation Outlook 2013
    • “Most Feared Law Firms”—Honor Roll
    • Strong Performance—IP Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation
  • Chambers USA/Global
  • Legal 500
  • Benchmark: Litigation/Appellate
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