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Nelson F. Zakia

Practice areas:

Family

About Me

For 30 years, Nelson Zakia has limited his area of practice to family law. Throughout his legal career, his goal has been to maintain the highest level of integrity and professionalism while providing for his clients the very best counsel and professional service.


 


For fourteen consecutive years, Mr. Zakia has been honored to be named in the Best Lawyers in America. In 2007, he was selected as one of the Best Matrimonial Lawyers in Upstate New York and in addition, he was honored as one of the Top 50 Attorneys in the Buffalo Area. For more than 25 years, Mr. Zakia has had the privilege of lecturing and speaking to various legal and related groups throughout the State of New York on a multitude of issues related to Family Law. Throughout this period, he has spoken on behalf of the New York State Bar Association, the Erie County Bar Association, as well as The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1974

  1. Family: 100%
    40 years

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Nelson. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael J. Stachowski

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Michael Stachowski Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

HoganWillig - Main Office

2410 North Forest Road
Suite 301
Getzville, NY, 14068

HoganWillig - Buffalo Office

155 Summer Street
Buffalo, NY, 14222-2205

HoganWillig - Lancaster Office

43 Central Avenue
Lancaster, NY, 14086

HoganWillig - Lockport Office

770 Davison Road
Lockport, NY, 14094

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 197403/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
Top 50 Attorneys in the Buffalo AreaSuper Lawyers2007
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2007
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2007
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2006
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2005
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2004
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2003
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2002
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2001
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2000
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1999
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1998
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1997
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1996

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Appellate Division 4th Department of the State of New YorChairman2000 - 2002
Attorney Grievance Committee for the 8th Judicial District of the State of New YorkChairman1996 - 2002
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow1983 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Bar Association of Erie CountyMemberN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
Xavier UniversityPolitical Science, EconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1968

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Your Money Matters with Marc PearlmanHow to Protect Yourself During a Divorce2008

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