Nicholas Crown
Seattle Office Phone: (206) 505-3847 Email Download vCard Print Bio to PDF

Yale Law School (J.D., 2016)

University of Washington (B.A., magna cum laude, 2012)

Judicial Clerkship

Law Clerk to Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court of the United States

Law Clerk to Judge Stephen A. Higginson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Law Clerk to Judge T.S. Ellis, III, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Nicholas Crown

Nick Crown represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation. His recent matters include antitrust, class action, intellectual property, and tort cases in courts across the country. While with Susman Godfrey, Nick has successfully briefed appeals and first-chaired arguments on dispositive motions.

Nick recently returned to the firm after clerking for Justice Sonia Sotomayor on the United States Supreme Court. He first joined Susman Godfrey in 2018, having clerked for Judge Stephen A. Higginson on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Judge T.S. Ellis, III on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Nick holds a law degree from Yale, where he served as Notes Editor on the Yale Law Journal and co-chaired both the Thomas Swan Barristers’ Union and the National Trial Advocacy program. A successful advocate on paper and at the podium, Nick won Yale’s Joseph A. Chubb prize for best legal writing and the National Board of Trial Advocacy’s Best Advocate award at its Tournament of Champions. He also helped his law school teams win Baylor Law School’s Top Gun invitational and place first regionally—and third nationally—in the Texas Young Lawyers Association’s National Trial Competition. Nick’s track record as a mock trial coach is similar: He helped coach the 2017 college national champions.

Born and raised in Seattle, Nick received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington. Between college and law school, Nick taught English in Italy on a Fulbright grant.

Professional Associations and Memberships

Washington State Bar Association

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit