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Nicholas I. Gerson

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Toll Free: (877) 475-2905
Phone: (305) 371-6000
Fax: (305) 371-5749

1980 Coral Way
Miami, Florida 33145

Nicholas I. Gerson is a personal injury attorney whose practice consists of exclusively representing plaintiffs in serious, catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. Mr. Gerson focuses on auto, truck, and motor vehicle accidents, cruise ship accidents, maritime and marine related injuries, negligent security, premises liability, victims of crime, and other complex litigation.

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Mr. Gerson is known within the legal community for his advocacy, dedication and providing zealous legal representation for all of his clients. He has secured over 30 million dollars in jury verdicts and personal injury settlements in his first 16 years of practice. In 2017, Mr. Gerson was featured in the Miami Daily Business Review for a 10 million dollar jury verdict resulting from a shooting in a publicized crime victim case. Some of Mr. Gerson's other highlights include a $1.7 million dollar jury verdict against a Miami night club operator in a wrongful death case.

Mr. Gerson received his Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law and served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Henry H. Harnage in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit. He is a sustaining member of the Miami-Dade Trial Lawyers Association, the Federal Bar Association, Florida Justice Association, American Justice Association and the National Crime Victim Bar Association. Mr. Gerson has also served as a guest lecturer for the Maritime Law Society at St. Thomas University School of Law.

Mr. Gerson is licensed to practice law in all Florida state courts and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.

Mr. Gerson can be reached at (305) 371-6000 or via email at


Juris Doctor, St. Thomas University School of Law, 2005
Judicial clerk for the Honorable Henry H. Harnage 11th Judicial Circuit
Book Award "Sports Law" (2005)

Bachelor of Arts, Communications, University of Hartford, 1997

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Florida, 2006

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Florida Bar Membership No. 0020899
Member Since: 2006
All Florida State Courts
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (2007)
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (2007)
Member, Florida Justice Association
Member, Miami-Dade County Bar Association

Notable Decisions

  • Kartagener v. Carnival Corp. , 380 F. Supp.3d 1290 (S.D. Fla. 2018)
  • Villeta v. Carnival Corp., 2014 US Dist. LEXIS 184601, 2014 WL 10250972 (S.D. Fla. Case No. 13-24369-CIV-ALTONAGA/O'Sullivan, November 5, 2014)(Judge Altonaga's order)
  • Villeta v. Carnival Corp., 2014 US Dist. LEXIS 188104 (S.D. Fla. Case No. 13-24369-CIV-ALTONAGA/O'Sullivan, October 6, 2014)(Magistrate Judge O'Sullivan's order)
  • Nelson v. Carnival Corp., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 87212, 2019 WL 2205899 (S.D. Fla. Case No. 18-23292-CIV-MORENO/LOUIS, May 9, 2019)
  • Magical Cruise Co. v. Turk, 114 So.3d 233 (Fla. 5th DCA 2013)
  • Ledet v. Carnival Corp. (not on Lexis) - S.D. Fla. Case No. 1:18-cv-24737-SULLIVAN/LOUIS, November 11, 2019 (DE 11

Client Reviews

I am a lawyer in Massachusetts. I had a case to refer against a cruise line in Florida and did my homework on which firm to represent the client. Let me take the guessing out of it for you. Call this law firm and sign up. Brandon Parrelli, Google User
A big shout out to Nick Gerson & Schwartz for helping me navigate my care after a fall against a major cruise ship. They took care of me all along the way and saw me through such a very hard time. I highly recommend their firm if you are looking for a firm that truly cares about you. 5 Stars all the way! Janna Wright, Google User
Mr Nick Gerson has been extremely attentive (even on weekends!) and has been more than willing to take time to answer all my questions. His receptionist (Suzanne) and paralegal (Carla) are courteous, friendly and highly efficient in all matters. Mr Gerson's diligence lead to a very quick resolution of my case. I am more than pleased to recommend you seek him as your attorney. You will not regret you did!! G.I.B.
Mr. Gerson and all his team gave to my case the careful and professional attention it needed from the beginning to end. Unfortunately, a year ago I was involved in a car accident on the victim side. I have appreciation for the good service that was given to me and my situation. Thanks. Cales & Mr. Hyde (Carlos Andrés García Jiménez), Google User
Gerson & Schwartz did an excellent job with my case! Nick Gerson was my primary contact throughout the process and I was overly pleased with his level of professionalism and commitment. Thanks again to the firm for both winning my case and handling it with the upmost respect. Read the full review » Jhlechia Ervin
Phil is the best attorney! The staff is very helpful and were always kind and understanding. Especially during a PIP claim which can be very frustrating. I am so lucky that I found Gerson & Schwartz to resolve my case, I truly believe there could have been no better outcome. Romina Frascarelli, Google User
Excellent attorneys, they leave no stone unturned in any case and get max value. Jon Zepnick, Google User
I hired Gerson & Schwartz, PA for a personal injury/slip and fall case. Phil Gerson, Nick Gerson, and Ed Schwartz were awesome! They were very professional, supportive, and informative through the whole process. I was amazed at how much time and effort they put into presenting my case. They fought hard for me and I am very happy with the outcome. I love these guys and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an attorney who will look out for your best interest and fight hard for what you deserve. Deb Betts, Google User