Nicole E. Bazzy

Nicole E. Bazzy

Member Nicole E. Bazzy practices in the areas of civil litigation and estate planning and administration.

A litigator with experience in and out of the courtroom, Ms. Bazzy has defended Class I and short line railroads in a variety of matters, including occupational disease, toxic tort, and railroad crossing litigation. She has also represented employers in various aspects of employment law, including risk management and regulatory compliance.

As Co-Chair of the firm’s Estate Planning & Administration Group, Ms. Bazzy focuses on the creation, funding, and administration of special needs trusts for beneficiaries of all ages with special needs. In addition, she has experience in simple and complex wills, trusts, advance health care directives and powers of attorney; asset protection planning; business succession planning; estate tax planning and estate administration.

Prior to joining Burns White in 2004, she concentrated her practice on insurance law and defense litigation.

Ms. Bazzy obtained her Juris Doctorate in 2001 from Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Throughout her legal education, Ms. Bazzy was employed on a full-time basis as a law clerk, gaining valuable experience in various areas of law. Ms. Bazzy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication in 1996 and a Master of Arts degree in Corporate Communication in 1997, both from Duquesne University.

A native of Pittsburgh, Ms. Bazzy is an active member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and Allegheny County Bar Association. She is also active in the Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh, where she serves as a board member.

Areas of Law

  • Litigation
  • Transportation
  • Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA)
  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Labor and Employment


  • Duquesne University School of Law (J.D., 2001)
  • Duquesne University (M.A., cum laude, 1997)
  • Duquesne University (B.A., cum laude, 1996)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Pennsylvania


  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
    • Commission on Women in the Profession Committee
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Legal Services for Exceptional Children Committee
    • Legal Services for Persons with Disabilities Committee
    • Elder Law Section
    • Commission on Women in the Profession Committee
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
    • Probate and Trust Law Section
    • Elder Law Committee
    • Litigation Section
    • Labor and Employment Law Section
    • Women in the Law Division
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Keystone State Railroad Association


Four Northshore Center
106 Isabella Street
Pittsburgh PA 15212



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