Nicholas A. Krakoff

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
(412) 281-7991
(866) 570-1680 (Toll Free)
(412) 325-3348

I became a lawyer because I wanted to learn how to think like a lawyer and apply my legal skills in order to help my clients. I previously worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in the West African country of Niger, which is one of the poorest countries in the world. As a volunteer, I spent two years attempting to help people improve people's lives. As a lawyer, I am able to continue my tradition of service by helping clients with the various legal issues they face through becoming vested in their cases and zealously advocating on their behalf. With employment law, I really have the opportunity to help people in one of the most important aspects of their lives.

What I like most about the law is that it is challenging, but rewarding, and that every day I learn something new. I especially enjoy crafting novel legal arguments and applying them to my clients' unique factual circumstances.

My favorite quotes: "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." ~ Mark Twain

"If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress." ~ Barack Obama

When not at work I enjoy skiing, hiking, canoeing, saling, reading the Economist, and listening to music.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment
  • Labor
  • Constitutional
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Discrimination

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. summa cum laude - 2014
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Law Review: University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Articles Editor, 2012 - 2014
  • McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    • B.A. - 2008
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Economics

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Awards in Pre-Trial Practice: Pleadings and Discovery, Real Estate Transactions
  • W. Edward Sell Award for Highest Grade in Corporations

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Allegheny County Bar Association, 2014 - 2015

Past Employment Positions

  • Commonwealth Court, Judicial Law Clerk, 2014 - 2015
  • City of Pittsburgh Law Department, Law Clerk, 2013 - 2014


  • French