Nicholas S. Bressi | Partner
Nick was born in West Point, New York, grew up mainly in Texas, and has lived in Austin since 1991. After working as an associate at Hohmann, Taube & Summers, Nick left the firm and spent approximately seven years in a successful solo practice and as a founding member of the firm of Bressi & Wenholz. Nick rejoined Hohmann Taube & Summers in 2002. His practice focuses on insurance litigation and construction litigation, and since 2000, he has been a frequent author and lecturer on the subjects of insurance, mold, and “sick building” litigation. Nick was also honored with the 2010 Judge Suzanne Covington Pro Bono Service Award presented by Volunteer Legal Services (VLS) of Central Texas.
South Texas College of Law, J.D. (1989)
St. Mary’s University, Bachelor of Arts (Public Justice), cum laude (1986)
- State Bar of Texas (1990)
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- United States District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas
AFFILIATIONS & PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
- Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
- Austin Bar Association (Construction Section, Adoption Committee)
- American Bar Association (Tort Trial and Insurance Practice and Litigation Sections)
- Member, State Bar of Texas Committee on Pattern Jury Charges—Subcommittee on Insurance (2008 to present)
- Federal Bar Association
- State Bar of Texas, Insurance Law Section, Insurance Litigation Committee (2000-2002)
- State Bar of Texas, Consumer Law Section, Council member (2001-2003)
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS & SPEECHES
“Recent Developments in Construction Litigation,” presented at the Capital Area Paralegal Association Seminar in Austin, Texas, November 18, 2008.
“The Simplification of Complex Litigation Discovery,” presented at the Capital Area Paralegal Association Seminar in Austin, Texas, March 26, 2008.
“Trying a Mold Case from the Paralegal’s Perspective,” presented at the State Bar of Texas— Paralegal Division’s Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar, September 23, 2005.
“Experts and Ethics,” presented to the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section in San Antonio, Texas, April 14-16, 2005
Co-Moderator for “Solving Water Intrusion and Mold Problems in Texas,” sponsored by Lorman Education Services in Austin, Texas, June 5, 2003.
Co-Chair for Mealey’s Texas Mold Litigation Conference in Dallas, Texas, December 2-3, 2002.
“The Business of Mold,” presented at Harris Martin’s Mold Litigation—Beyond the Basics in San Antonio, Texas, October 10-11, 2002.
“Toxic in Texas: The Current Status of Mold Claims in Texas,” Columns Magazine, Harris Martin Publishing, April and May 2002.
Co-Panelist on “Legal Update on Mold in Texas,” presented at the State Bar of Texas Trying the Black Mold Case course in Houston, Texas, April 25-26, 2002 and Austin, Texas, January 17-18, 2002.
“Mold and Sick Building Litigation: Fundamentals and Insurance Coverage Analysis,” presented to the Travis County Bar Association—Construction Law Section, January 17, 2002.
“Mold Litigation Under Homeowners and Commercial Insurance Policies,” presented at the University of Houston Law Foundation’s Advanced Insurance Seminar in Houston, Texas, February 28-March 1, 2002 and Dallas, Texas, March 7 - 8, 2002.
“Toxic Torts on Campus,” presented at the University of Texas School of Law 17th Annual School Law Conference in Austin, Texas, February 28-March 1, 2002.