Nicholas A. Veronis (known to his family and friends as Niko) has been a practicing attorney since 1986. He was born in Athens, Greece in 1960 and grew up in Lancaster, PA where his father has served as a pastor at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church for the past 52 years.
Niko graduated from McCaskey High School in 1978, from Lafayette College in 1982 with a B.A. in International Affairs and from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1986. He practiced law in Philadelphia for five years before returning to his hometown of Lancaster.
Niko and his partner James D. Hagelgans, also a McCaskey alumnus, founded the law firm of Hagelgans & Veronis in 1994. His firm only represents persons and families who have suffered personal injury or wrongful death. The majority of cases which the firm handles are in Lancaster and York Counties. The firm’s philosophy is to treat their clients with the respect they deserve recognizing that people will forget what you say and what you do, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
The success of Hagelgans & Veronis in Central Pennsylvania has enabled the firm to give back generously to its community. Niko and his partner appreciate the joy in helping other people. They understand that in spite of their success in the law, the quality relationships made along the way have been far more meaningful.
In 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, Niko was voted a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by his fellow attorneys in Pennsylvania, an award given to only the top 5% of attorneys in the Commonwealth. Niko is a Certified Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum representing the top 1% of attorneys who have recovered settlements and verdicts in excess of $1,000,000.00. He is also a member of the Champions of Justice Club of the Pennsylvania Association of Justice and a member of the American, Pennsylvania and Lancaster Bar Associations.
For the past 29 years, Niko has been married to the former Susan M. Zervanos. They have two children, Rachel and Nikitas. Niko is an avid tennis player. He enjoys reading, history, travel and international affairs. Niko is very active in his church and has served on the Parish Council for 28 years and as President for six years.
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer –
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1986
U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1986
U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1986
University of Pittsburgh School of Law Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania
Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Association for Justice
Pennsylvania Association for Justice
Lancaster Bar Association
Champions of Justice Club of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice