Nick Custred

Nick Custred joined Baron & Budd in 2019 as an associate briefing attorney in the firm’s Asbestos Litigation Group and Catastrophic Injury Group, where he advocates on behalf of clients with mesothelioma and other egregious injuries by utilizing research and writing skills to draft motions and court pleadings on issues specific to each client’s case. Mr. Custred is dedicated to providing optimal legal representation to his clients, and he believes this level of representation begins with a thorough understanding of the law and facts pertaining to each individual case.

A native Texan, Mr. Custred attended college at the University of North Texas where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science in 2013. Upon graduating from UNT, Mr. Custred attended law school at the Texas Tech School of Law in Lubbock, Texas, where he served as an editor on the Texas Tech Business & Bankruptcy Law Journal. During his time at Tech Law, Mr. Custred received awards for his outstanding editing and writing skills, while also excelling in the school’s trial advocacy program.

Mr. Custred was inducted into the National Order of Barristers in 2016 for his skill as a trial advocate. He also served as a coach and mentor for young law students interested in learning the art of trial advocacy. While studying at Tech Law, Mr. Custred worked as a law clerk at a personal injury firm in Lubbock, Texas, where he was able to sharpen his legal research and writing skills to represent plaintiffs in various personal injury lawsuits across west Texas.

Prior to joining Baron & Budd, Mr. Custred worked as an associate attorney at a plaintiff personal injury firm in Dallas, Texas, where he gained valuable experience representing hundreds of clients injured as a result of major corporations and medical providers valuing profits over the well-being of their customers, patients, and employees.  During this time, Mr. Custred was able to refine his legal writing skills by providing legal representation to clients in various fields of law, including complex commercial litigation, personal injury, probate litigation, insurance litigation, products liability, medical malpractice, consumer/deceptive trade practice, and defamation.

In his position at Baron & Budd, Mr. Custred utilizes his legal writing skills to ensure that victims of catastrophic injuries and irresponsible manufacturers receive the legal representation they deserve. Through his understanding of complex motion practice and legal writing, Mr. Custred strives to produce the highest quality work product that will advance his clients’ cases and enhance the value of their claims.


Publications

  • Nicholas Custred, Dengue Fever: a Border Threat Without a Safety Net?, Journal of Biosecurity, Biosafety, and Biodefense Law, Volume 7, August 18, 2016

Education

Texas Tech University (J.D., 2016)

University of North Texas (B.S. Political Science, 2013, magna cum laud)

Bar and Court Admissions

Texas

Northern District of Texas

Professional Associations

National Order of Barristers

Dallas Bar Association