Nicole L. Mazzocco

Associate | nmazzocco@wnj.com | V-Card | Profile PDF Grand RapidsT 616.752.2422F 616.222.2422M 616.706.3914 Nicole Mazzocco specializes in appellate, insurance and commercial litigation. She practices before state and federal courts. She has argued cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Michigan Court of Appeals. Nicole also regularly contributes to the One Court of Justice Blog, www.ocjblog.com, the only blog to provide comprehensive coverage and in-depth analysis of Michigan's appellate courts and all their published decisions.

Nicole Mazzocco specializes in appellate, insurance and commercial litigation. She practices before state and federal courts. She has argued cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Michigan Court of Appeals. Nicole also regularly contributes to the One Court of Justice Blog, www.ocjblog.com, the only blog to provide comprehensive coverage and in-depth analysis of Michigan's appellate courts and all their published decisions.

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Experience

  • Represented the State of Michigan and 15 other states as amici curiae in Brown v. Henley, No. 12-532, ___ U.S. ___ (2013)
  • Successfully represented Fifth Third Bank and Mound Warren Holdings, L.L.C. in affirming a bank's right to foreclose by advertisement despite previous lawsuits regarding related guaranties and construction liens. Canvasser Heritage, L.L.C. v. Fifth Third Bank, No. 304510, 2012 WL 5853896 (Mich. Ct. App. Nov. 15, 2012)
  • Worked as part of Warner team that obtained an 8-1 victory in the United States Supreme Court, defeating the government’s claim of sovereign immunity and persuading the Court that Mr. Patchak had prudential standing.  Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak, 132 S. Ct. 2199 (2012)
  • Successfully represented City of Bay City in appeal regarding municipal rights under Michigan’s tax-foreclosure scheme.  City of Bay City v. Bay County Treasurer, 807 N.W.2d 892 (Mich. Ct. App. 2011)
  • Worked as part of successful Warner trial and appellate team representing foundry against its former customer. Woods v. JLG Industries, Inc., No. 295289, 2011 WL 2342719 (Mich. Ct. App. 2011)
  • Represented the Michigan Bankers Association, the Michigan Credit Union League, the Michigan Association of Community Banks, the Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association, and the Michigan Mortgage Professionals Association as amici curiae in Tus v. Hurt, 789 N.W.2d 494 (Mich. 2010)
  • Represented bankruptcy trustee in successful appeal regarding appropriate trustee compensation in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. In re Pilch, 332 F. App’x 314 (6th Cir. 2009)
  • Worked as part of a Warner team that persuaded the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to reject argument that mandatory arbitration agreement was unconscionable and unenforceable, resulting in a $25 million arbitration award for client. Quixtar, Inc. v. Brady, 328 F. App’x 317 (6th Cir. 2009)
  • Worked as part of Warner team to successfully affirm jury verdict in $10 million breach of contract dispute. McKay Consulting, Inc. v. St. John Health, Nos. 273132, 273196, 2009 WL 127664 (Mich. Ct. App. 2009)
  • Worked as part of Warner team seeking writ of certiorari from United States Supreme Court. Michigan Gambling Opposition v. Kempthorne, 129 S. Ct. 1002 (2009)

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Practices

Education

  • University of Minnesota J.D. 2008 magna cum laude
  • University of Michigan B.A. 2005 magna cum laude

Admitted

  • 2008, Michigan

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court in 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit in 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit in 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit in 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan in 2008

Honors and Awards

  • Named as a Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2011-2013
  • Order of the Coif
  • Managing Editor, Minnesota Law Review

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association

Languages

  • Spanish

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