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Primary Areas of Practice
  • Family Law Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Estate Planning/Probate Litigation
  • Civil Litigation

BIOGRAPHY

Nicholas J. Nuspl practices law primarily in the areas of civil litigation, estate planning and family law. Nick has assisted his clients with their various legal needs and problems for over 17 years and focuses on assisting clients by preparing a legal strategy tailored specifically for each client to meet their current and future needs. In addition, he has extensive civil litigation experience, appearing before state and federal courts throughout Texas and the U.S. Nick has represented both Defendants and Plaintiffs in will and trust contest litigation, commercial (business and contracts) litigation, personal injury litigation, family law litigation, probate matters and breach of employment agreement litigation. Throughout his career, he has represented individuals, small businesses and Fortune 500 companies in lawsuits involving allegations of negligence, breach of warranty, breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, misrepresentations, product defects, construction defects and premises liability.

EDUCATION & LICENSING

Nick graduated from Baylor University School of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1990 and from Baylor University School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree in 1993, and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas that same year. In addition, he has been admitted and is fully licensed to practice in the United States District Courts of the Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

RECENT LITIGATION/SETTLEMENT HIGHLIGHTS

Bartlett v. United Supermarkets dba Market Street (401st District Court, Collin County, Cause No. 401-03053-2019): Jury verdict in February, 2012 after three day trial in the amount of $122,000 in personal injury case against a supermarket.

Bench trial verdict in 2011 after three day trial in favor of client in hotly contested divorce involving domestic violence allegations and child custody and property division issues.

Settled personal injury case for seriously injured client for tortfeasor's policy limits of $250,000, arising out of a motor vehicle accident.

Settled personal injury case for seriously injured client for policy limits of $145,000 ($100,000 tortfeasor's policy and $45,000 UIM policy) and for less injured spouse for $50,000, arising out of a motor vehicle accident.

J3 Construction v. Strand (382nd District Court, Rockwall County, Cause No. 1-09-232): Bench trial verdict of approx. $32,000 after two day trial in breach of construction contract case.

Hohmann v. Hohmann (CC at Law No. 6, Collin County, Cause No. 006-03450-2009): Bench trial verdict in favor of client in breach of contract case.

Protect Environmental v. Norco Corp. (CC at Law No. 1, Tarrant County, Cause No. 2007-056875-1): Bench trial verdict/judgment in 2011 in amount of $18,601.14 in commercial litigation case - contract dispute between two companies, involving apparent/ostensible agent issues/evidence.

Litigated and settled a motor vehicle accident personal injury case involving a motorcycle accident for $1,000,000 (the insurance company's policy limits), ensuring that his severely injured clients were able to pay off their medical bills and have substantial funds for future medical expenses, living expenses and retirement.

Represented hundreds of clients in divorce and other family law cases, including hotly contested cases involving substantial assets, child support and custody.

Litigated and received favorable settlements for two clients' will contest cases (involving substantial assets) in which the validity of the wills and the mental competency of the persons who signed the wills were both disputed and has successfully litigated and resolved other will contest cases involving disputed holographic wills.

Represented numerous families in both contested and uncontested adoptions and conservatorships of minor children.

Settled a personal injury case for a college athlete who was injured as a result of a dangerous condition at a major athletic facility in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

Litigated and received a favorable settlement for a trust beneficiary in a hotly contested trust dispute in which the trustee failed to pay the trust funds to the beneficiary and, instead, invested a substantial portion of the trust funds into his own personal business.

Successfully handled numerous contract disputes and personal injury claims both in and out of litigation.

Assisted hundreds of families and individuals with their estate planning needs, including drafting of wills, powers of attorney, living wills, trusts, special needs trusts and other estate planning documents.

RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Family Law Update
Speaker, Building Business Dreams, 2012

Estate Planning in Texas
Speaker, Building Business Dreams, 2011

Maximizing Personal Injury Claims
Speaker, Building Business Dreams, 2010

Mock Trials and Litigation Process
Speaker, Mock Trial Seminar, 2009

Automobile Accidents
Speaker, B.E.T. Meeting, 2009

Estate Planning
Speaker, Kenyon Financial Seminar, 2008

Estate Planning
Speaker, BNI, 2008

Automobile Accidents - Claims Process
Speaker, BNI, 2008

Estate Planning
Speaker, BNI, 2007

Nick also regularly speaks on estate planning strategies to local companies and groups.

CURRENT COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Allen Sunrise Rotary
Sergeant at Arms (2007-2008), Administration Chair (2008-2010), Public Relations Chair (2010-2012), Dallas Area Rotary-CPS Adoption Awareness Picnic Co-Chair (2008), Reading at Rountree Reading Buddy (2007-present), Board of Directors Member (2007-present), Paul Harris Fellow (2008), Perfect Attendance (2007-2010)

Allen Community Outreach
Board of Director (2009-present), Advisory Committee Member (2007-2009), ACO Annual Golf Tournament Corporate Sponsor (2007-2011)

Pro Bono Cases
Representation of indigent mothers in divorces, domestic violence cases and other family law matters through Allen Community Outreach and Dallas Bar Association referrals (2009-2012)