Firm Elects Chris Middleton As Partner

January 14, 2020

Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP is pleased to announce the election of Chris J. Middleton to the firm's partnership, effective January 1, 2020.

"Chris is a talented attorney with a strong commitment to client service," said managing partner, Richard Nicolaides. "In the three years that Chris has been with the firm, Chris has exemplified teamwork and collegiality, traits that align with the firm's strengths and values. He is an example of our ongoing commitment to recruit and develop skilled, dedicated and innovative legal professionals. We welcome Chris to the partnership and look forward to his continuing contributions to the firm for years to come."

Chris represents domestic and international insurers in complex insurance coverage litigation in federal and state courts and counsels insurers regarding coverage obligations under commercial general liability, errors & omissions, excess, umbrella, and lost policies.

With offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and White Plains, Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP is a preeminent national insurance coverage law firm. In 2019, Chambers USA again recognized the firm and its attorneys with high rankings, describing the firm as a "widely respected  insurance boutique" with clients comprising an "impressive roster of market-leading insurance and reinsurance market corporations." Chambers and Partners reported clients value the firm's attorneys for their experience and knowledge in coverage matters. The firm was touted for its "expertise in complex coverage litigation as well as notable ability in arbitration proceedings," and "further recognized for its experience advising on appellate matters."

For the second consecutive year, Law360's Glass Ceiling Report also acknowledged Nicolaides as one of a select group of firms in the United States "leading the pack in representing women at all levels." Published in Law360's May 28th article, "The Best Law Firms For Female Attorneys," the firm ranked second in its category for having a "higher representation of women than [its] peers."