Nicholas L. Palazzo

  • Cell: 267 767 5218
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My name is Nick Palazzo and I am a Philadelphia Trial Lawyer.  When I first began practicing law I quickly realized that “there is no fight too big and no case too small”. Everyone deserves his or her day in court.

I strive to return big results for the underdog. I confidently and aggressively represented my clients in over twenty five jury trials, countless arbitrations, and have collected millions of dollars in settlements for my clients.

I was one of the youngest attorneys in Pennsylvania to obtain a not guilty for a client charged with first degree murder (2016 Lancaster County); and I was also one of the youngest attorneys in Pennsylvania to obtain a jury verdict for damages in excess of one million dollars (2013 Philadelphia County).  That verdict ranked as one of the top 40 verdicts in PA for the year 2013.

I was born and raised in South Philadelphia and grew up in the shadows of Veterans’ stadium.  Our law firm is just steps away and is currently on South Broad Street.  At DeFino Law Associates, we will make sure you “Don’t Get Bullied” by the insurance companies or the criminal justice system.

Let me fight for you.

Call me for any legal needs at 267 767 5218 and speak directly with me.


Mr. Palazzo has been voted as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star for three consecutive years (2017, 2018, and 2019).   Rising Star status is reserved for the top attorneys under age 40 in PA.  Attorneys are nominated and then voted on by other PA attorneys.  Only 2.5% of all attorneys in in the Commonwealth of PA are given the prestigious honor of “Rising Star” and Mr. Palazzo has reached this status for three years in a row.


  • Delaware (Widener University) School of Law —  Graduate 2010  — Cum Laude
  • Pennsylvania State University — B.S. Economics  — Graduate 2007
  • St. John Neumann High School — Graduate 2003


  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • Eastern District of PA — Federal Court Admission
  • Western District of PA — Federal Court Admission


  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyer’s Association
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Division
  • South Philadelphia Business Association
  • Member and scholarship recipient of the Philadelphia Justinian Society.
  • Member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity
  • Proud member of The Jacks New Year’s Brigade #1 2019