Nicholas I. Timko

Nicholas I. Timko

Nicholas I. Timko is the managing partner of the firm of Kahn, Gordon, Timko & Rodriques, P.C. having joined the firm of Kahn & Gordon in 1998 to create the current firm.

Mr. Timko has been practicing law since 1983. and is licensed to practice in New York and Pennsylvania.

He is dedicated to promoting public safety through the civil justice system by holding corporations, businesses, government agencies, hospitals, doctors, manufacturers and individuals accountable when their conduct causes harm and loss to members of the public.

Mr. Timko has spent his entire career representing clients injured in all types of accidents resulting from unsafe conditions of sidewalks, roadways, subways, buildings, construction sites, defective products, vehicle accidents and those injured by medical malpractice. He has earned a reputation for fighting on behalf of his clients and always putting the clients interests first. He is a highly skilled trial lawyer having tried many cases to verdict and resulting in multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients. He has also lead the fight to hold the City of New York accountable for unsafe sidewalks and roadways and its failure to comply with the prior written notice “pothole” law.

Mr. Timko is past President of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) and currently serves on the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice and is the Dean of the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, which is the educational arm of NYSTLA. He has received the highest professional and ethical rating, AV, from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, and has been named to New York Super Lawyers®. Mr. Timko writes and lectures on various legal topics, working to educate other trial lawyers how to better represent their clients.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1986

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Products Liability
  • Construction Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Northern District of New York
  • Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • New York Law School, New York, New York (J.D. – 1982)
  • Duquesne University (B.A. – 1979)

Representative Cases

  • Matar Diouf v. New York City Transit Authority, 77 A.D. 3d 600 (1 st Dept. 2010) affirming $800,000 award for future damages. Radwaner v USTA National Tennis Center, 189 A.D. 2d 605 (1 st Dept. 1993) affirming verdict for injured tennis player and rejecting defense of assumption of risk
  • Shirley Richman v. Moisture Hacking Corp., Eddy Georges, Dartagan Inc. and Anane Daguin (N.Y. Supreme Court)
  • Widawski v. United Beef Packers Inc. (N.Y. Supreme Court)
  • Barbara Walton, as Administrator of the G/C/C which were of Charlene Hicks, Deceased v. Yonkers General Hospital and Hip New York Medical Group, P.C. (Bronx Supreme Court)
  • Angela Bourodimos, a Mentally Incompetent Person, by Her Mother and Court-Appointed Guardian, Eleni Bourodimos V. Doctors #1-2 and Frank Halcond, R.N. (N.Y. Supreme Court)
  • Michael Morena v. Bruck-Ner Bx Towing Inc., & Vincent Iezza (Bronx Supreme Court)
  • Myron & Sheila Fishbane v. Chelsea Hall LLC., Chelsea Apartments LLC., & Apartment Management Associates, LLC. (Brooklyn Supreme Court)
  • Gloria Doomes Indiv. And as m/n/g of Infant Plaintiffs, Travis Doomes & Gregory Doomes, Both Under the Age of 14 Years Old v. Best Transit Corp., Sim Corp., d/b/a Prison Gap, Wagner M. Alcivar, Ford Motor Company, Warrick Industries, Inc., d/b/a Goshen Coach & J & R Tours, Ltd. (Bronx Supreme Court)

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice

Settlements and Verdicts

  • $900, 000 settlement during trial for pedestrian struck by ambulette making an unsafe turn.
  • $2 million dollars plus waiver of $500,000 workers compensation settlement during jury deliberations for construction worker injured by loader backing up
  • $950,000 settlement during jury deliberations for truck driver injured in fall on unsafe condition at fuel terminal
  • $925,000 settlement after liability verdict for injuries from fall in department store.