Nicholas V. Cressy
Nicholas V. Cressy is a second-generation attorney who was born in New Orleans and raised in Mandeville, Louisiana. He earned his Bachelor of Arts at Louisiana State University. After completing his undergraduate education, Mr. Cressy attended Loyola New Orleans College of Law.
From The Beginning
Mr. Cressy began his career in criminal defense in his third year of law school. Pursuant to La. Supreme Court Rule 20, Mr. Cressy represented indigent persons accused of crimes in Orleans Parish.
After graduating law school, Mr. Cressy continued to serve his community by going to work at the Public Defender’s office in St. Tammany Parish as a felony trial attorney. Under the tutorship of his mentor, Milton P. Massinter, Mr. Cressy learned how to effectively defend the most complex criminal cases. As a Public Defender, Mr. Cressy counseled his clients in their darkest hours and learned to be a zealous advocate for his clients, oftentimes against overwhelming odds.
After leaving the Public Defender’s office, Mr. Cressy went into private practice, taking the 1000’s of hours of courtroom experience with him. In 2017, he went into partnership with his law school friend and classmate, Byron M. Forrest, a respected litigator, particularly in the field of workers’ compensation. Today he practices in the area Civil Litigation, with a focus on Personal Injury and Workers Compensation Law.
Mr. Cressy is admitted to practice law in all Louisiana state courts, and in the United States Federal Court, Eastern District of Louisiana.