Nicholas Gonsalves


I’m thrilled to have been given the opportunity to work for Weitz & Luxenberg. I feel privileged to be part of their efforts to help our clients whose lives have been irreparably harmed due to the actions of companies willing to put profit over people’s health and well-being. I can’t undo the damage that has been done, but I want to do everything in my power to ensure our clients receive the compensation they deserve.

Nicholas Gonsalves is an associate attorney who joined Weitz & Luxenberg’s Asbestos Bankruptcy Department in March of 2021. He works with attorney colleagues to oversee a team of paralegals.

Mr. Gonsalves drafts and files bankruptcy claims on behalf of clients. He will track what is going on with all the operational trusts.

Detailed and Rewarding Work

“The work I do is behind the scenes and very detail oriented – it is a perfect match for what I’m good at and enjoy doing,” Mr. Gonsalves says.

“Small details can make a big difference for our clients. More importantly, the work is incredibly rewarding.”

Earlier Legal Experience

Before joining W&L, Mr. Gonsalves worked for the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor. He worked at the commission as a law fellow from October 2020 until February 2021. He also served as a legal intern for the commission from July to August 2019.

Mr. Gonsalves served as a student mediator at the Brooklyn Law School Mediation Clinic from August until December 2019. He also worked at Arnel Law Firm in Brooklyn, New York, from May to July 2019 as a legal extern.

Getting a Legal Education

Mr. Gonsalves attended Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York. In 2016, he earned his B.S. in business management.

He became interested in legal issues involved in business and attended an accelerated two-year J.D. program at Brooklyn Law School in Brooklyn, New York. He earned his J.D. in 2020.

Upon graduation, Mr. Gonsalves applied for a position at W&L. He joined the firm as a legal assistant once he passed the bar. He became an associate attorney after being sworn in.

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