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Nick Lanza


Phone: 713-432-9090 Ext: 250
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Nick Lanza is a civil trial lawyer in Texas. He practices civil litigation, including the prosecution and defense of individuals and corporations in personal injury, property, insurance, and business disputes.

Nick Lanza represents parties in complex claims involving wrongful death, torts, business disputes, breach of contract, commercial trucking, automobiles, construction defect, negligence, the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, Texas Insurance Code, products liability, property, and premises liability. He also represents various professionals in professional errors and omissions liability claims. His clients include hotels, bars, apartment complexes, families, individuals, insurance agencies, trucking companies, insurance companies, and businesses, small and large. Mr. Lanza is proud of the fact many clients become long term friends, long after litigation is concluded.

Nick Lanza has successfully taken over 170 complex cases to verdict by Judge and jury throughout the State of Texas. Mr. Lanza is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (less than 2% of Texas attorneys are Board Certified). He received the President’s Award from the Houston Young Lawyers Association in 1996. He was selected as a Texas Super Lawyer in 2011-2021. Mr. Lanza has been selected as a Texas Top Rated Lawyer and America’s Best Lawyers 2014-2021. Hobbies include: collecting sports memorabilia, traveling, and golfing.

Professional Associations & Bar Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Federal Bar of Texas
  • Selected Texas Super Lawyer 2011-2021
  • Selected America’s Best Lawyers 2014-2021
  • A. V. Rated Attorney (highest possible rating) by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1997–present)
  • Licensed to practice in all State Courts of Texas
  • Licensed to practice in Western, Eastern, Southern and Northern Federal District Courts in Texas, U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, and United States Supreme Court
  • Life Fellow, Houston Bar Association
  • Member, Council on Litigation Management (CLM); Frequent speaker
  • Member, Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Member, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
  • Member, National Retail & Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA)
  • Board Member, South Texas College of Law — Houston (2017–present)
  • Member, Independent Insurance Agents of Houston

Community & Social Involvement

  • President, South Texas College of Law - Houston Alumni Association; Chair, Finance & Development (2013–2015)
  • Chairman, Special Olympics Committee, Houston Young Lawyers Association (1992–1997)
  • President’s Award, Recipient, Houston Young Lawyers Association (1996)
  • Member, St. Michael’s Catholic Church; Eucharistic Minister of Holy Communion; Group Leader: “That Man Is You” Program; Dads of St. Michael’s, usher
  • Coach, Bellaire Little League Baseball and Bellaire Basketball (2004-2013)
  • Green Bay Packers, part owner


  • University of Houston, Bachelor of Business Administration (1986)
    • Speaker of the Senate, Student Government Association
    • Boxing Champion
  • Houston College of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence
    • Order of Barristers
    • National Moot Court Champion
    • National Mock Trial Team
    • School Mock Trial Champion
    • Advocate of the Year Award (male)