Nicole Y. Brown is a skilled litigator who, after more than 20 years of courtroom experience trying cases and arguing appeals in New York state and federal courts, remains passionate about her work on behalf of clients. Nicole handles a very wide variety of complex civil litigation, defending clients against high-exposure labor law, construction, property damage and product defect claims; premises liability, recreational liability, negligent security and Dram shop cases; motor vehicle lawsuits; and negligent hiring and negligent supervision claims. Many of her cases involve catastrophic injuries or significant property losses. Her clients include public and private companies in a variety of industries, including retail and hospitality, as well as municipal agencies, educational institutions and insurers.
A self-professed “straight shooter,” Nicole is an analytical and results-driven partner to clients, who trust her to cut away the “fluff” of often-complex cases and present the salient facts, strategies and defenses, so they can make informed decisions on the best path to secure the optimal outcome. Whether at trial, in mediation or in settlement talks, her keen advocacy and often-innovative approaches contribute to her successes on behalf of WCM clients. Nicole also prides herself on being personable, taking time to get to know the people behind the companies and organizations she represents.
Nicole joined WCM as a summer associate during law school. She credits her legal knowledge and formidable advocacy skills to her training as a litigator “from Day One” with the firm.
In addition to her love of her legal work, Nicole is an avid traveler whose goal is to see as much of the world as she can. She also commits time to volunteer work in the nursery and kids’ ministry at her church.