Nicholas Wocl

Wocl Leydon, LLC
80 4th St
Stamford, CT 6905
203-333-3339
www.woclleydon.com/attorneys/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 Award 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. Also in his third year, 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.

A Devoted Personal Injury Attorney
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. When asked why he selected “litigation” as the area of law he wanted to practice, Nick said, “I decided to become a trial lawyer so that I could fight and protect the rights of people who could not fight and protect themselves. When I was in high school, I protected students who were being bullied. Now I protect people from corporations, hospitals, doctors, and negligent drivers. I have the best job in the world. I hold people accountable for their wrongful conduct. I protect people from financial harm and ruin and compel wrongdoers to take responsibility for their conduct.”

For the past 20 years, Nick 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 $1 million.

AREAS OF PRACTICE
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
CAR ACCIDENTS
TRUCK ACCIDENTS
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS
PERSONAL INJURY
PRODUCT LIABILITY
NURSING HOME INJURIES
WRONGFUL DEATH

BAR ADMISSIONS
CONNECTICUT, 1984
PENNSYLVANIA, 1984
U.S. DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT, 1984
U.S. COURT OF APPEALS 2ND CIRCUIT, 1994
U.S. SUPREME COURT, 1998

EDUCATION
UNIVERSITY OF BRIDGEPORT SCHOOL OF LAW, BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT ? J.D., 1984
HONORS: WITH HONORS
HONORS: EXCELLENCE IN LITIGATION SKILLS AND PRACTICE AWARD FOR DEMONSTRATION OF OUTSTANDING LITIGATION SKILLS
LAW REVIEW – UNIVERSITY OF BRIDGEPORT, MANAGING EDITOR, 1982 – 1984
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND ? B.A., 1981
MAJOR: HISTORY AND EDUCATION

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION, MEMBER
CONNECTICUT BAR ASSOCIATION, MEMBER
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE, LEADERS FORUM MEMBER
THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF MOTORCYCLE INJURY LAWYERS
CONNECTICUT TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION, MEMBER
CONNECTICUT TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION, MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE COMMITTEE
LISTSERVE COMMITTEE

HONORS & AWARD
SUPER LAWYER® IN PERSONAL INJURY AND MEDICAL MALPRACTICE BY CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, 2006 - 2018
AV RATING IN THE MARTINDALE-HUBBELL LAW DIRECTOR
10.0 AVVO RATING
LIFE FELLOW OF THE CONNECTICUT BAR FOUNDATION JAMES W. COOPER FELLOW PROGRAM
MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR ADVOCATES FORUM
AMERICA’S TOP 100 ATTORNEYS (LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT)

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS RESERVE, FIRST LIEUTENANT 1981-1984

PRO BONO ACTIVITIES
CONNECTICUT SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF STAMFORD/NORWALK