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Attorney Nick Lanza

Nick Lanza is a civil trial lawyer in Texas and practices civil litigation, including the prosecution and defense of individuals and corporations in personal injury, property, insurance, and business disputes. He also specializes in dram shop and liquor liability claims.

Nick has successfully defended many lawsuits that alleged a bar or restaurant over served a customer with alcoholic beverages that led to serious bodily injuries and/or an accident.  Nick provides pro-active legal and industry advice on preventing and defending claims for violations of the Texas Alcohol Beverage Code and Texas law.

Nick Lanza represents parties in complex claims involving wrongful death, assaults, business torts, breach of contract, negligence, the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, Texas Insurance Code, products liability, and premises liability. His clients include restaurants, bars, hotels, pubs, clubs, insurance companies, and businesses, small and large. Mr. Lanza is proud of the fact many clients become long term friends, long after litigation is concluded.

Nick Lanza has successfully taken over 125 (+) complex cases to trial by Judge and jury throughout the State of Texas. Mr. Lanza is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He received the President’s Award from the Houston Young Lawyers Association in 1996. He was selected as a Texas Super Lawyer in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 by Thomson Reuters. Mr. Lanza was also selected as a Texas Top Rated Lawyer and America’s Best Lawyers 2014 and 2015. Hobbies include: collecting sports memorabilia, running marathons and traveling.


United States Supreme Court, Licensed Bar Member

State Bar of Texas (admitted 1989)

Houston Bar Association

Federal Bar of Texas

Selected Texas Super Lawyer 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 by Thomson Reuters

AV. Rated Attorney (highest rating) by Martindale-Hubbell

Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Licensed to practice in State Courts of Texas

Licensed to practice in Western, Eastern, Southern and Northern Federal District Courts in Texas, U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, and United States Supreme Court

Life Fellow, Houston Bar Association

Member, Texas Brain Injury Society

Member, Council on Litigation Management (CLM); Frequent speaker


Member, National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA)              

President-Elect, South Texas College of Law Alumni Board (2012-2018)

Board Member, Board of Governors, Houston City Club, Houston, Texas (2006-present

Chairman, Special Olympics Committee, Houston Young Lawyers Association (1992 -1997)

President's Award, Recipient, Houston Young Lawyers Association (1996)

Member, St. Michael’s Catholic Church; Eucharistic Minister of Holy Communion; Core Team Leader: “That Man Is You” Program

Coach, Bellaire Little League Baseball and Bellaire Basketball (2004-2013)

Member, Independent Insurance Agents Association of Houston           

Please let Lanza & Schmella know how we can help your business.

Phone: 713-669-1462  -  Fax: 713-668-6417

Email: nlanza@TexasAlcoholLawyers.com


Nick Lanza