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Nicholas Centrella represents AmLaw 100 and small to mid-sized law firms in legal malpractice and other civil actions, organizations in cases involving alleged child abuse, and the defense of major corporations and nonprofit entities in complex commercial, regulatory, civil RICO, personal injury, and products liability disputes. He has also defended corporations and individuals in federal grand jury investigations and criminal proceedings.


J.D., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
B.S., magna cum laude, Georgetown University, Washington, DC


Chamber USA, Band 2 (2023)

Named among Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation (2013-2024), Criminal Defense: White-Collar (2015-2024), Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants (2011-2024), Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (2013-2024) by Best Lawyers


PilotLegis Claims Management Committee, Member

The Justinian Society

Philadelphia Bar Association

Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel (former president, 2005–2006)

American Bar Association—Criminal Justice Section and Standing Committee on Lawyers Professional Liability

State Bar Licenses

Pennsylvania, New Jersey

Court Admissions

U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Ct., M.D. of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Ct., District of New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit