Nicholas Botta

Nicholas Botta graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006 and from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2009.  Nick joined Spear Wilderman in January 2013, focusing his practice in the areas of immigration and family law.  In 2015, he transitioned to the firm’s traditional labor and employee benefit practices.  Nick represents labor unions in matters involving unfair labor practices and violations of collective bargaining agreements.  He also represents various multiemployer employee benefit funds, focusing primarily on withdrawal liability disputes.  In Alkhafaji v. TIAA-CREF (decided June 17, 2013), Nick successfully defended a will contest before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court involving a change of insurance beneficiary designation pursuant to ERISA.  During law school, Nick wrote extensively on issues pertaining to civil and human rights, receiving the Thomas M. Cooley II Legal Writing Award for the most distinguished thesis paper in his graduating law school class. Nick also has volunteered his time with Building New Hope, a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization based in Pittsburgh and Central America that supports underprivileged women and children through grassroots development projects.  He is admitted to practice in federal and state courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.