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Nicole P. Aldridge-Henry

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Education

J.D., St. John’s University School of Law, 2011

  • Member: New York International Law Review, Frank Polestino Trial Advocacy Institute, Black Law Students Association
  • Recipient, 2010 New York County Lawyer’s Association Minority Judicial Fellowship Award Judicial Intern for the Honorable James A. Yates, New York State Supreme Court, Commercial Division.

B.A., magna cum laude, Bridgewater College, 2003

  • Member: Phi Alpha Theta, National History Honor Society and Omicron Delta Kappa, National Leadership Honor Society


Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Contact Nicole

T (914) 704-4410
C (845) 522-6107
nahenry@bmlslegal.com

Associate

Nicole is an insurance and litigation defense attorney focused on the areas of general liability, premises liability and construction-related matters. She is a former Assistant Corporation Counsel with the New York City Office of Corporation Counsel. Nicole has successfully defended the City of New York, its composite agencies and employees in civil trials in the Bronx Tort Trial Unit, resulting in several defense verdicts.

Nicole is the recipient of the New York City Bar Association’s 2016 Municipal Affairs Award. She was also the recipient of the Office of Corporation Counsel’s 2011 Legal Rookie of the Year Award, an honor given to a select few outstanding assistant corporation counsels during their first year of service.

Demonstrating her commitment to giving back and inspiring youths in the law, Nicole volunteers as a trial coach for seventh and eighth grade students in the South Bronx who compete in the yearly Thurgood Marshall Mock trial competitions.



Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Automobile, Trucking and Transportation
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction Law
  • General Liability
  • Premises Liability

Professional Activities

  • Defense Association of New York (DANY), Member
  • Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA), Member
  • National Bar Association, Member

Honors

  • Winner, 2016 Municipal Affairs Award, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Winner, 2011 Legal Rookie of the Year Award, Office of Corporation Counsel 

Decisions

  • Hall v. City of New York (NYPD Assault and Battery/False Arrest), Index No. 22663/13 - June 2016 – defense jury verdict
  • Swain v. NYCHA, et al, Index No. 303502/10 - July 2014 – defense jury verdict
  • Benavides v. City of New York, Index No. 8880/98 (NYPD Assault and Battery/False Arrest) - June 2012 – defense jury verdict
  • Capo v. City of New York, et al., Index No. 301717/12 - February 2015 – directed verdict
  • Gonzalez v. City of New York, et al., Index No.306792/08 - January 2015 – directed verdict

Notable summary judgment decisions

  • Fields v City of New York, Index No. 300694/08 - 2014
  • Castro v. City of New York, Index No. 305671/10 - 2013
  • Herrera v. The City of New York et al., Index No. 302368/08 - 2013
  • Rolon v. City of New York, et al., Index No. 310220/10 - 2013
  • Parrot v. City of New York, et al., Index No. 306952/11 - 2013
  • Manning v. The City of New York et al., Index No. 300573/11 - 2012
  • Castro v. City of New York, Index No. 308861/08 (aff’d 1st NY APP) - 2012
  • Ellis v. The City of New York et al., Index No. 301162/07 - 2012
  • Ramos v. The City of New York et al., Index No. 6119/96 - 2011
  • Abreu v. The City of New York et al., Index No. 301701/10 - 2011
  • Cabrera v. City of New York, et al., Index No 300984/09 - 2011