Konstandinos (Gus) Nicklow
Konstandinos (Gus) Nicklow has been a practicing attorney at Meshbesher & Spence for 25 years. Over the 25 years, he has obtained verdicts and settlements for his clients totaling more than $50 million dollars. In 2006, he was recognized as an Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer. He is a partner at Meshbesher & Spence and sits on the Firm’s Board of Directors. He is an experienced trial lawyer and has successfully represented many clients.
Gus represents people who have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. Gus also handles wrongful death cases, representing families whose loved ones have died as a result of someone else’s wrongful conduct. He has experience representing people injured in car accidents, semi-tractor trailer/trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, boating accidents, defective automatic sliding doors, property defects/hazards, construction accidents, employment-related accidents, dog bites and slip and fall cases, to name a few. Recently, in 2016, Gus obtained more than a $1 million settlement for a client injured as a result of being struck by a vehicle. He also obtained a $500,000 settlement for another client injured while he was riding his motorcycle. These are just some of Gus’ settlements. His number one goal for all clients is to make sure they receive fair compensation for their injuries, whether big or small.
He also represents victims of sexual abuse and sexual assault. In 2005, he obtained a Hennepin County jury verdict of more than $18 million dollars while representing a child who had been sexually abused by his grandfather. The $18 million dollar verdict is still believed to be the largest compensatory damage award in a sexual abuse case in Minnesota history. Gus has gone to trial on multiple sexual assault cases and in 2008 obtained a $750,000 jury verdict in Becker County against a music festival and its security company as a result of their negligence in allowing the sexual assault of a young lady. In 2013, Gus obtained a six-figure jury verdict against a company whose employee sexually assaulted a teenage girl that was under the employee’s care and supervision.
In 1999, Gus obtained a $5.4 million dollar jury verdict in Hennepin County in a corporate fraud case against a Minnesota company that effectively put his client out of business.
Gus is a member of the Minnesota Association for Justice. He is admitted to practice law in Minnesota and Wisconsin, the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota and also the United States Eight Circuit Court of Appeals.
In his spare time, Gus enjoys spending outdoor time with his wife and three children. He is a member of St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, twice serving as President of the church.
1992 U.S. District Court (MN)
1996 U.S. Court of Appeals (8th Circuit)
JD 1992, William Mitchell College of Law (cum laude)
BA 1989, University of Minnesota (Economics), (summa cum laude)
Gus’ Notable Cases
Columbia Heights Woman Paralyzed by Drunk Driver
Country Music Festival Attendee Raped by Festival Employee
Jury Verdict of $18 Million in Favor of Boy Sexually Abused by Grandfather
Gus’ Honors and Awards