Nicholas P. Fedorka

Associate Rochester, Chautauqua
Nicholas Fedorka

Nick is a skilled litigator who represents clients across New York in both state and federal court. He devotes his practice to civil litigation and a wide range of matters.

From commercial litigation, labor and employment, environmental law, product liability, premise liability, complex construction accidents and insurance defense, Nick is known for his dedicated and creative representation in order to successfully resolve disputes in the most cost-effective manner. Nick also has significant experience representing distributors, manufacturers and premises owners in all aspects of the defense of asbestos disease cases.

Nick’s litigation experience and versatile legal knowledge allows him to effectively advocate for his clients. As a skilled negotiator, Nick strives to find sensible settlements that advance his clients’ goals. However, if court is unavoidable, Nick will zealously advocate for his clients’ rights at trial and throughout the litigation process.


Honors & Awards

  • Named Upstate New York Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2022-2023

Education & Admissions

  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 2018
  • University of Rochester, B.A., 2012
Admitted to Practice
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Western Districts of New York


Representative Matters
  • Obtained summary judgment for manufacturer in an asbestos-related product liability action involving claims of successor liability.
  • Successful representation of municipality in an appellate action affirming the lower court’s denial of default judgment.
  • Successful representation of a college in New York State court litigation involving allegations of dangerous conditions on premises.
  • Successfully represented manufacturer against complaint of workplace violations before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the New York State Division of Human Rights.
  • Assist manufacturer’s internal investigations into workplace violations and provide guidance on disciplinary actions.

Speaking Engagements

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  • Panelist, “Labor and Employment Law 2024,” Rochester Business Journal Virtual Panel Discussion, February 2024
  • Co-Presenter, “Accommodations in the Workplace,” Phillips Lytle Labor & Employment Law Seminar, October 2023
  • Presenter, Large Company Senior HR Executive Forum, Greater Rochester Chamber, December 2022
  • Presenter, “Protection from Disloyal Employees,” Phillips Lytle Labor & Employment Law Seminar, October 2022

Activities & Professional Associations

Past Activities

  • Journal of Science and Technology Law, Notes & Comments Editor, Volume 34
  • Judicial Extern, Hon. David E. Peebles, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of NY, 2016-2017
  • Moot Court Honor Society
  • Syracuse Law and Civic Engagement Forum, Managing Editor

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
    • Labor & Employment Law Section
    • Trial Lawyers Section

Articles & Publications


  • Co-Author, “Employers Beware: Non-Compete Agreements May Soon Be Banned in New York State,” Rochester Business Journal, August 2023
  • “Conflicting Ideas: Broadband, FCC, and New York,” Law Note published in the Syracuse Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 34, Summer 2018. 
  • “Leonard Henkle (1834-1904) Extraordinary Inventor” article published in Epitaph, Vol. 32, No. 1, Winter 2012.