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Nicholas E. Wocl


Nicholas E. Wocl received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Education from Providence College in 1981. During Commencement, he was awarded the Rev. Vincent C. Dore for Community Service. Upon graduation from Providence College, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps Reserve.

Nick earned his Juris Doctor degree, with Honors, from the University of Bridgeport School of Law in 1984. While in law school, he was promoted to First Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. During law school, he was selected for membership in the Law Review and in his third year he was elected Managing Editor of the Law Review. As a third year law student, Nick became the first law student in the State of Connecticut to try a case in Federal Court. At his law school commencement, he received the Litigation Skills and Practice Award for demonstration of outstanding litigation skills.

In 1984, Nick was admitted to the practice of law in Connecticut and Pennsylvania. He is also admitted to practice in the Federal Court for the District of Connecticut, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

As an attorney, Nick has devoted his professional career to litigation. For the past 20 years, he has concentrated solely on litigating personal injury, medical malpractice, and attorney grievance hearings. He has tried numerous courtside and jury trials to verdict. Nick has resolved many cases, by either verdict or settlement, exceeding one million dollars.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, American Association for Justice and Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. Nick has been elected to a prestigious position on the Board of Governors for Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. He serves on the Executive Committee and Medical Malpractice Committee for the Connecticut Trial Lawyers’ Association. He has been selected a Super Lawyer for Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice since the inception of this honor in 2006. He is a Life Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper Fellows Program. Nick is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and America’s Top 100 Attorneys (Lifetime Achievement). He has an AV rating with Martindale Hubbell and 10.0 rating with AVVO. He has also been selected by Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice.

Nick regularly volunteers his time to serve as a Court appointed Factfinder and Arbitrator for the Connecticut Superior Court for the Judicial District of Stamford/Norwalk. In addition, he frequently shares his insight and experience with other attorneys by providing continuing legal education seminars on the topics of legal ethics, evidence, trial practice and medical malpractice. He is a founding member of the law firm Wocl Leydon, LLC.

Nick lives in Trumbull with his best friend and wife, Nancy. They have two fantastic children: Craig who is an Assistant Manager in Equity and Savings Plan Investments for International Paper in Stamford and Nikki who is a Kindergarten teacher in Southport. In his free time away from his Wocl Leydon “family”, he enjoys spending time with his family and close friends and fishing for a variety of types of fish in beautiful fishing spots across the nation.

Education

Juris Doctor , University of Bridgeport School of Law, 1984

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Connecticut , 1984
Pennsylvania, 1984
Federal Court for the District of Connecticut
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals
The United States Supreme Court
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

American Bar Association

Connecticut Bar Association

American Association for Justice

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

Client Reviews
★★★★★
Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa
★★★★★
After I read Jonathan’s Nursing Home Blog, I decided to hire him to look into my wife’s treatment at a local nursing home. Jonathan did a great job explaining the process and the laws that apply to nursing homes. I immediately felt at ease and was glad to have him on my side. Though the lawsuit process was at times frustrating, Jonathan reassured me, particularly at my deposition. I really felt like Jonathan cared about my wife’s best interests, and I think that came across to the lawyers for the nursing home. Eric