Nicole Cerisola

Special Counsel


Nicole is a dynamic insurance litigation lawyer. She has worked exclusively in insurance law since being admitted to practice in 2006 and has extensive experience in defending casualty and general liability claims.

Nicole advises clients on a wide range of liability claims. Her broad experience includes defending claims brought against NSW Government agencies, commercial property owners, construction companies, strata plans, shopping centres and other retail premises. Nicole also has experience acting for health practitioners in both civil claims and professional conduct proceedings.

Nicole's previous employment with a major insurer and her secondment with a TPA provided her with valuable client insight. Nicole excels in understanding clients' needs and working collaboratively to set an early strategy and to achieve early resolution of claims where appropriate. Nicole's commitment to client service has earned her a reputation as hard working and results focussed.

Nicole is a member of the Law Society of NSW and the NSW Claims Discussion Group. She has previously been a volunteer mentor for the Law Society's Young Lawyers Mentoring Program and enjoys supporting the development of young lawyers. Nicole also contributed to The Practitioner's Guide to Civil Litigation, 3rd and 4th editions, a publication of the NSW Young Lawyers Civil Litigation Committee.

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