Associate

Nikita Desai, Esq.

p. 215.735.3994  |  f. 215.735.1133

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania
New Jersey

Education

Pennsylvania State University, B.A.
Widener University Delaware Law School, J.D.

Overview

Nikita (“Niki”) Desai is an associate in GMR’s Philadelphia office, focusing her practice on motor vehicle, premises, general liability, and personal injury. Throughout her career, Niki has provided legal counsel and support in various settings, giving her a well-rounded view of the area’s legal landscape. She has gained invaluable experience through internships with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office, clerkships and legal assisting for multiple attorneys, associate positions with some of the area’s largest law firms, and a stretch as in-house counsel for a medical office in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Niki earned her law degree from the Widener School of Law in 2014. She earned dual undergraduate Spanish and Criminal Justice degrees from Penn State University in 2008. She is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey and in Federal Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

In addition to her legal skills, Ms. Desai is tri-lingual, speaking fluent English, Spanish, and Gujarati. In her free time, Niki enjoys spending time with her husband and young son and traveling. She is also involved with the Penn State Liberal Arts Alumni Mentor Program, and acts as a mentor to several students.

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GMR is proud to announce Jessica Smeriglio, Samantha Pullman, Brandon Evangelist, Brandon Cohen, and Niki Desai were selected by the Thomas Reuters Super Lawyers search committee as New Jersey Rising Stars for 2024.

Super Lawyers is a patented rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. The Rising Stars list is developed using the same patented multi-phase selection process except candidates must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less.

Congratulations to everyone who made the 2024 list!

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Today, on International Women's Day, GMR proudly recognizes and celebrates the remarkable achievements of women in the legal profession. We honor the resilience, intellect, and dedication that our female colleagues bring to the legal field every day.

While we celebrate the progress made, we acknowledge that there's still work to be done. GMR remains dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment where everyone, regardless of gender, thrives and succeeds.

Happy International Women's Day to all the phenomenal women in law and beyond! The Future is Female

 

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On March 5th, GMR attorneys attended the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel's 6th annual women's event. 

The event was moderated by June Essis and the speakers were Jennifer Coatsworth and Renee Garcia. There was a great conversation about what it takes to achieve your goals as a woman in the legal community and how to effectively lead your team. Everyone enjoyed the event and the team bonding that followed. 

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Goldberg, Miller & Rubin proudly celebrates the women attorneys, paralegals, and staff members at the firm.

Recognizing and promoting diversity in the legal profession is crucial for creating an inclusive and dynamic environment. Empowering women in the legal field not only fosters a more balanced workplace but also brings diverse perspectives and experiences to the forefront.

The Women’s Initiative at GMR was founded to foster the careers of the women attorneys in the firm and to provide support throughout the various stages of their professional lives. GMR has historically strived to maintain a working environment that recruits and promotes women which is exemplified in the overwhelming presence of women in the firm.

It's important to continue supporting initiatives that encourage the professional development and advancement of women in law. The future is female.

 

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Professional baseball is back and GMR is getting in on the action. This year, the firm will be playing in a softball league with insurance professionals. The league hosts an annual fundraiser complete with silent auction that raises money for the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance.

PLAY BALL!

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Nikita “Niki” Desai is an associate in GMR’s Philadelphia office, focusing her practice on motor vehicle, premises, general liability, and personal injury.

Niki earned her law degree from the Widener School of Law in 2014. She earned dual undergraduate Spanish and Criminal Justice degrees from Penn State University in 2008.

In her free time, Niki enjoys spending time with her husband and young son and traveling. She is also involved with the Penn State Liberal Arts Alumni Mentor Program, and acts as a mentor to several students.

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Congratulations to GMR’s 2024 New Jersey Rising Stars

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International Women’s Day 2024

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GMR Attends 6th Annual PADC Women’s Event

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Women’s History Month 2024

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GMR joins Insurance Slow-pitch softball league

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GMR Welcomes Nikita Desai to the Firm

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