Nicole  J. Cocozza boston

Nicole J. Cocozza



Nicole Cocozza concentrates her practice on commercial litigation, business litigation, financial services law, education law, and other areas of complex civil litigation.

Prior to joining Eckert Seamans, Nicole practiced with a regional law firm where she specialized in a variety of complex litigation matters, primarily related to the defense of health care providers. During that time, she gained valuable experience in all phases of litigation. She has represented clients in Massachusetts state courts, arbitrations, and mediations.

While at Suffolk University Law School, Nicole received a certificate in the Intellectual Property Law Concentration with Distinction. She served as a student attorney in the Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic, where she defended the intellectual property rights of small businesses and start-ups against nationally known brands. She also served as a note editor on the Journal of High Technology Law.

Representative Matters

  • Counsels independent private schools on all aspects of operations and legal issues concerning the educational community, including employment and business litigation matters before federal and state courts.
  • Counsels businesses on regulatory compliance, employment matters, business disputes, crisis management, media relations, subpoenas, leases, licenses, permitting, and many other business-related legal issues.

Professional Affiliations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association, Young Lawyers Committee; Medical Malpractice Liaison
  • Boston Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Lawyers Have Heart 5K

Awards and Recognition:

  • Received a 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch recognition for Commercial Litigation and Education Law
  • Selected for inclusion in Massachusetts Super Lawyers – Rising Star (2019 – 2020)
  • Intellectual Property Law Concentration with Distinction (2015)
  • Pro Bono Honors (2015)

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Speaking Engagements

  • “Writing to Win: Proper Civil Motion Practice and Procedure,” panelist for the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Third Annual Symposium, March 2021. 
  • Journal of High Technology Law Alumni Panel, Suffolk University Law School, November, 2017