Nicholas I. Timko is the managing partner of the firm of Kahn, Gordon, Timko & Rodriques, P.C. having joined the firm of Kahn & Gordon in 1998 to create the current firm.
Mr. Timko has been practicing law since 1983. and is licensed to practice in New York and Pennsylvania.
He is dedicated to promoting public safety through the civil justice system by holding corporations, businesses, government agencies, hospitals, doctors, manufacturers and individuals accountable when their conduct causes harm and loss to members of the public.
Mr. Timko has spent his entire career representing clients injured in all types of accidents resulting from unsafe conditions of sidewalks, roadways, subways, buildings, construction sites, defective products, vehicle accidents and those injured by medical malpractice. He has earned a reputation for fighting on behalf of his clients and always putting the clients interests first. He is a highly skilled trial lawyer having tried many cases to verdict and resulting in multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients. He has also lead the fight to hold the City of New York accountable for unsafe sidewalks and roadways and its failure to comply with the prior written notice “pothole” law.
Mr. Timko is past President of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) and currently serves on the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice and is the Dean of the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, which is the educational arm of NYSTLA. He has received the highest professional and ethical rating, AV, from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, and has been named to New York Super Lawyers®. Mr. Timko writes and lectures on various legal topics, working to educate other trial lawyers how to better represent their clients.
Year Joined Firm
Areas of Practice
Personal Injury Law
Automobile Accidents and Injuries
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
State of New York
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
Northern District of New York
Western District of Pennsylvania
Middle District of Pennsylvania
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
New York Law School, New York, New York (J.D. – 1982)
Duquesne University (B.A. – 1979)
Matar Diouf v. New York City Transit Authority, 77 A.D. 3d 600 (1 st Dept. 2010) affirming $800,000 award for future damages. Radwaner v USTA National Tennis Center, 189 A.D. 2d 605 (1 st Dept. 1993) affirming verdict for injured tennis player and rejecting defense of assumption of risk
Shirley Richman v. Moisture Hacking Corp., Eddy Georges, Dartagan Inc. and Anane Daguin (N.Y. Supreme Court)
Widawski v. United Beef Packers Inc. (N.Y. Supreme Court)
Barbara Walton, as Administrator of the G/C/C which were of Charlene Hicks, Deceased v. Yonkers General Hospital and Hip New York Medical Group, P.C. (Bronx Supreme Court)
Angela Bourodimos, a Mentally Incompetent Person, by Her Mother and Court-Appointed Guardian, Eleni Bourodimos V. Doctors #1-2 and Frank Halcond, R.N. (N.Y. Supreme Court)
Michael Morena v. Bruck-Ner Bx Towing Inc., & Vincent Iezza (Bronx Supreme Court)
Myron & Sheila Fishbane v. Chelsea Hall LLC., Chelsea Apartments LLC., & Apartment Management Associates, LLC. (Brooklyn Supreme Court)
Gloria Doomes Indiv. And as m/n/g of Infant Plaintiffs, Travis Doomes & Gregory Doomes, Both Under the Age of 14 Years Old v. Best Transit Corp., Sim Corp., d/b/a Prison Gap, Wagner M. Alcivar, Ford Motor Company, Warrick Industries, Inc., d/b/a Goshen Coach & J & R Tours, Ltd. (Bronx Supreme Court)
Honors and Awards
Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
Professional Associations and Memberships
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
American Association for Justice