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Frances Nicotra

Family Attorney at Jersey City, NJ

4.9   43 reviews

also known as Frances Nicotra

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  • State Years
    New York - NY 31 years
    New Jersey - NJ 32 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Frances

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WORK WITH INTEGRITY, RESOLUTION WITH DIGNITY. AFFORDABLE RATES. 20+ YEARS EXPERIENCE.

At the Law Firm of Frances Nicotra, Esq., our goal is to help you out of a challenging situation as those described above and help you move into a much happier, healthier and more harmonious chapter in your life.  Frances Nicotra, Esq. is passionate about the practice of law and enjoys assisting people through difficult times and seeing them through to resolution.  In addition to passion for law, Frances Nicotra, Esq. greatly enjoys reading fiction, listening to Prince and performing aerial circus arts.

 

Don't delay any longer.  Contact Frances Nicotra for your legal needs.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2020,2018,2013
Client's Choice
2023 2020 2018 + 1 ...
Top Contributor 2018,2017
Top Contributor
2018 2017

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Location

Law office of Frances Nicotra, Esq.

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  43 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The most genuine and amazing individual
Frances Nicotra is one of the nicest and most genuine person and legal professional there is. She helped me through my divorce process with ease. I highly recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Jin | March 29, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional and efficient
It was such a pleasure working with Frances. She is super efficient and always get back to me right away. I ended up getting the final judgement much sooner than I expected thanks to her hard work.
Posted by Al | January 12, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Such an honest and positive attorney.
I am extremely satisfied with the way she handled my situation. She was professional, informative, sensitive and fair.
Posted by Andrea | December 22, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The best attorney ever
I had experience with attorneys from child custody, immigration, DUI and divorce cases in past 10 years.( mostly because of my husband)Ms Nicotra is the best of all of them. Even I went only for a consultation she was extremely helpful weeks after our consultation as well. She endlessly helped me and answered all my questions , replied all my emails within 24 hours.I absolutely recommend her. Her personality and knowledge is just wonderful. Hire her! You will not regret!
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Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE
I had a very complex case regarding a child custody matter. Frances is no joke she is very honest and trust worthy and provided me which excellent advise . God puts you with who you need to be with . HIRE HER
Posted by Joe | October 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Total Satisfaction!
No sooner than my initial consultation began did I know I had chosen the right attorney for my divorce. Francis is empathetic, compassionate and took the time to understand my situation. While I had hoped it to be seamless and reasonably routine, the divorce turned somewhat contentious, but Francis advised accordingly, acted quickly and the rest is history...divorce finalized. I highly recommend Francis. She is highly passionate, a great person and will make it happen with the least amount of stress possible.
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Posted by Shreekarana | September 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Custody
I am a dad and I have primary custody of my child because of Francis. She is great and honest attorney. So if you need someone to handle your case ethically with personal touch, knowledge of law and experience then Francis is the best choice. Prior to Francis I had experience with two law firms and all they were interested is fees and not me as a client or my case and I had to do most of the work again and again and keep reminding attorneys about critical facts. Francis is very resourceful, responsive and responsible. I can write a book praising her and it wouldn’t be enough to describe all her positive attributes.
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Posted by Anaëlle | September 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Frances is very professional and kind. She explains everything for you to understand and she answers quickly your mails. I really felt comfortable with her. I would defnitly recommend her as a lawyer
Posted by Tamieka | April 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Divorce Lawyer
Frances was a great Lawyer she was thorough and compassionate during my divorce process. I would reccomend her services to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Attorney
I got falsely accused with domestic violence by my ex. Frances helped me resolved my case, she is very professional and an attorney who cares about her clients! I strongly recommend her!
Posted by Damian | October 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good hearted person
Lic in New Jersey & New York Attorney. She is kind, understanding and will represent you with a strong ethical representation. She is a listener and hard worker who often I would find late night emails as she works on your matter endlessly. I recommend her for great representation. Ethical, kind, lawyer. Much appreciated for your work.
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Posted by Ayesha | January 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent lawyer
Frances was very professional and very detailed with my case. I always knew what was going on with my case.
Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Family Law / Marital Agreement
Spent some time speaking with Frances about my complicated case. She helped me understand the different applicable laws and their implications to my situation. Frances is very knowledgeable and has been very helpful.
Posted by Michael | June 17, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
child custody concerns
Frances Nicotra was more than helpful in answering all my questions. Our talk has given me more insight to my situation. Hopefully all can be resolved. If not, I will feel confident with the representation that Frances will provide.
Posted by Giovanny | November 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Competent, Reliable, Understandable, and Honest.
Words cannot describe how happy and lucky I was when I contacted Frances Nicotra. She helped me to get my son's custody, something that most lawyers said it would cost me an arm and leg and it was very hard, Frances had no doubt and helped me right away; then she also helped me with my divorce. She was very honest with the whole process, always there when I needed her to answer my emails, or phone calls despite the pandemic that we are currently experiencing.
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Posted by Pasquale | June 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Frances is a caring and fair lawyer!
I researched many different lawyers and immediately felt that Frances by far was the most compassionate. Undergoing a divorce is a difficult time in life. Frances helped me navigate through this difficult time and I am truly grateful. If I ever need help again, I will definitely reach out to Frances Nicotra.
Posted by Theresa | March 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grandmother
She has helped me several times in the past! The best of the best! She’s great at what she does! I would recommend her in a flash..
Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
PR
I called Frances for some help regarding a legal matter. She spent some time with me on the phone and she answered all my questions and concerns. I recommend her highly. Thank you very much Frances.
Posted by Rob | February 7, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank YOU VERY MUCH Frances!
I called Frances for some help regarding a legal matter thinking she would need my credit card and she spent time with me on the phone and called the court on my behalf to find out what the status of my case was! NO CHARGE! What a lady of INTEGRITY. I WOULD RECOMMEND FRANCES over any other Attorney in the area. Thankn you very much Frances
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Posted by Tasha | November 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and knowledgeable
Frances helped me through a domestic case. She's very confident, attentive, and most importantly, she knows the law. We won!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Frances Nicotra, Esq.
  • 1994 - Present
  • Intern
  • Kings County District Attorney, Nyc
  • 1991 - 1992

Education

  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Anonymous vs. Anonymous
  • Prevail
  • Anonymous1 vs. Anonymous1
  • Prevailed
  • Anonymous1 vs. Anonymous1
  • Prevailed

Associations

  • Hudson County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2021 - Present
  • Hudson County Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Hudson County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2017 - 2020
  • Hudson County Bar Association
  • Executive Committee
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Hudson County Bar Association
  • Trustee
  • 2000 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Personal Injury Seminar/Ethics Seminar
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (1)
Endorse Frances
Family Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Nicotra's many answers on AVVO demonstrate that she possesses superior knowledge and experience in the area of Family Law. I endorse this lawyer!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Nicotra is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very knowledgeable family law attorney, dedicated to her clients' success."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
General practice Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Frances is a well known and well respected attorney. I have had several cases with her and she is always well prepared and fights hard for her clients."
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Jersey City Family Lawyer Frances Nicotra
Frances Nicotra
Family Attorney
Jersey City, NJ
Licensed for 32 years
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