Nicholas D. Krawec, Partner

Nicholas D. Krawec

  • Admitted State jurisdictions: Pennsylvania; North Carolina; and Ohio
  • Board Certified, Creditors’ Rights Law, American Board of Certification
  • Named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Philadelphia Magazine since 2008
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Nicholas D. Krawec practices in the areas of commercial litigation, collection law and creditors’ rights. Krawec has been certified by the American Board of Certification as a Creditors’ Rights Specialist.  He is admitted to the bars of Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Ohio, the United States District Courts for the Western and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

Krawec is a frequent lecturer for National Business Institute and Lorman Educational Services, as well as for local credit industry trade groups, on credit, collections and collection related topics. He is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association (member, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section; past Co-Chairman, Military & Veterans’ Affairs Committee), the Commercial Law League of America (Past Chair, Creditors’ Rights Section), and he serves on the Education Committee of the International Association of Commercial Collectors. Mr. Krawec has been listed as a Pennsylvania Superlawyer, in the field of creditors’ rights since 2008, by Philadelphia Magazine. In 2013, Bernstein-Burkley, P.C. was given the ranking of a Metropolitan First Tier Law Firm in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and in Litigation – Bankruptcy by US News and World Report – Best Lawyers.

Prior to joining Bernstein-Burkley, P.C.,Nicholas D. Krawec worked as a contract administrator for Westinghouse Electric Corporation’s Plant Apparatus Division, negotiating and administering contracts for the procurement of naval nuclear propulsion components.


  • Creditors’ Rights Specialist – American Board of Certification


  • Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Admitted to bars of Pennsylvania 1983; North Carolina 2000; Ohio 2000
  • Admitted Jurisdictions: United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; United States District Court for the Western and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania; United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • Education: University of Pittsburgh (B.A., cum laude, 1974)
  • Duquesne University (J.D., 1983); Law Review
  • Member, Commercial Law League of America and Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Seminar speaker for Lorman Education Services and National Business Institute
  • Active Duty, United States Navy, 1975-79; Commander, United States Naval Reserve, 1979-96 (Retired); Veteran of Operation Desert Storm, 1991; awarded Navy Achievement Medal
  • Vice President, Pittsburgh Sea Services, Chapter 50 of the Reserve Officers Association of the U.S.
  • Judge Advocate, Pittsburgh Council of the Navy League of the U.S.
  • Named a Pennsylvania Superlawyer by Philadelphia Magazine since 2008
  • Board Secretary, Friends of the Pittsburgh Fisher House
  • Area Chairman, Southwest Pennsylvania Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve