Nicolas Y. Gavrizi



Nicolas Gavrizi is an associate attorney in the Austin office of Cokinos |Young. His practice is focused on construction law—representing general contractors, subcontractors, owners, and design professionals in lawsuits involving allegations of construction/design defects and other matters related to dispute management and avoidance, enforcement of lien rights, and contract negotiation/drafting.

During law school, Nicolas was president of UT Real Law (a real estate law organization), a publishing member of the Texas Environmental Law Journal, and a judicial intern for U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew Austin.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Board Member of the ABA Construction Law Section (2021-2022)
  • Associated Builders & Contractors
  • Texas State Bar – Construction Law Section
  • Austin Bar Association – Construction Law Section
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Barbara Jordan Inn of Court, Barrister


  • University of Texas School of Law – J.D., 2011
  • University of Texas at Austin – B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 2007


  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court: Northern, Eastern, Southern & Western Districts of Texas
  • United States Bankruptcy Court: Western District of Texas

Recognitions & Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch 2022: Commercial Litigation, Construction Law & Construction Litigation

Representative Experience

  • Obtained settlement for national general contractor in large, multi-party lawsuit involving numerous contractual and tort claims and alleged damages of over $200 million.
  • Obtained favorable settlement for general contractor in lawsuit involving condominium complex and alleged design and construction defects with alleged damages of over $50 million.
  • Obtained several summary judgments for clients on the basis of limitations, release, and other matters in construction defect and commercial litigation lawsuits.