Selected To:
Super Lawyers, 2013-2016

Bar Admissions
State of New York

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

United States District Court, Northern District

United States District Court, Southern District

United States District Court, Eastern District

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense

  • Labor Law

  • Dram Shop

  • Premises Liability

  • Products Liability

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents

Hofstra University School of Law (J.D., 2000)
John Jay College of Criminal Justice (B.A., cum laude, 1997)

Carmen Nicolaou

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Phone Number : (212) 574-2300
Fax Number : (212) 968-2400
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One Battery Park Plaza, 35th Floor
New York, NY 10004

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Carmen A Nicolaou is a partner in Chartwell’s New York office. She has extensive experience in representing nightclubs and bars in negligent security and assault and battery claims. She also has extensive experience in representing sports and entertainment entities, promoters of live entertainment, property owners and contractors in personal injury actions, as well as experience in construction liability, professional liability, property damage claims, products liability, toxic torts, and business torts. In addition, Carmen also advises businesses in employment-related compliance issues and state and federal statutory requirements

An experienced litigator, Carmen has also written and lectured on negligent security, Dram Shop litigation, toxic torts, labor law, as well as the enforceability of waivers executed in connection with participation in sporting and recreational events.

Carmen graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 1997 with a B.A. in Criminology, cum laude. She then graduated from Hofstra University School of Law in 2000 with her J.D.

When not practicing law, Carmen enjoys spending quality time with her family, which includes her husband and two daughters. 

Professional Associations

New York State Bar Association
Westchester County Bar Association
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers