Nicolas Gutierrez has always felt the desire to become a lawyer, thanks to the influential reinforcement of his grandfathers.

“My grandfather on my mom’s side would always laugh about my tendency to argue over every little point, and encouraged this trait. My grandfather on my dad’s side always preached about providing help to others, and encouraged me to focus on law so that I could help those who needed it.”

Nicolas was born in Baltimore, Maryland and planted Southern roots growing up in Hoover, Alabama. He attended the University of Alabama, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Spanish.

Honored with the Bo Cole scholarship, Nicolas received his J.D. from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. There, he was nominated for Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges and served on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy.

As an associate attorney at Cory Watson, Nicolas focuses his practice on motor vehicle litigation and serious personal injury claims. Nicolas remains active with the Cumberland School of Law, especially the Admission Office.

When asked what his favorite thing about helping people through the law is, Nicolas responds, “Knowing that I can potentially provide some peace of mind with their legal issue is rewarding. I believe a personal injury lawyer’s role in the community is to help individuals who have gone through an unexpectedly difficult time, and let them know that someone cares about righting whatever wrong afflicted them.”

In his free time, Nicolas enjoys spending time with his wife and family, watching Alabama Football or Real Madrid soccer, expanding his vinyl collection, and learning new languages. He is an active member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Nicolas often visits the rest of his family in Chile, staying close although they live on two different continents.


  • Alabama State Bar


  • Editorial Board of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Member
  • The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch©, 2022
  • Top 40 under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyer in Alabama


  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar, Young Lawyer’s Section
  • Birmingham Bar Association


  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Juris Doctor
  • The University of Alabama, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science