Henry D. Nelkin

​​Henry Nelkin, a long-time Partner and Trial Attorney at Chesney, Nicholas & Brower, LLP, has extensive experience in all fields of insurance defense, with a particular emphasis on medical malpractice and products liability.

Over the course of his successful career in law, he has represented a large array of clients in complex construction accidents, vehicular negligence, elevator accidents, premises liability, property damage, professional malpractice, insurance coverage, and hazardous waste claims.​

Prior to joining Chesney, Nicholas & Brower, LLP, Mr. Nelkin spent many years working at a large insurance defense firm in New York City. As additional experience, Mr. Nelkin served as a general counsel, manager, and sales person at a mid-size industrial business for several years, before fully concentrating his efforts on the practice of law.



  • BS in Accounting from Ithaca College in 1975
  • JD From Albany Law School of Union University in 1978

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
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