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Nicholas Michael Rossi's practice focuses on criminal and civil litigation, including the defense of felony and misdemeanor criminal charges, D.W.I. defense, divorce, and serious personal injury matters.  Nicholas is honored to have been named to the Super Lawyers 2015 Upstate New York Rising Stars list, as well as the 2015 lists of "10 Best" Attorneys for New York for client satisfaction in both Criminal Defense and D.U.I./D.W.I. Law by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys and the American Institute of D.U.I./D.W.I. Attorneys.    


Nicholas graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University at Buffalo in 2007 with a degree in Political Science, and attended the University at Buffalo Law School, where he earned his J.D. in 2010.


A large portion of Nicholas' practice consists of the defense of D.W.I. and criminal charges throughout the various courts of Western New York.  The Rossi Law Firm (Nicholas Michael Rossi and Michael Anthony Rossi) frequently presents lectures in the area of D.W.I. defense to other attorneys, including members of the Erie County Bar Association.   

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Licensed

  1. DUI & DWI: 25%
  2. Divorce: 25%
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
  4. Criminal Defense: 25%

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Fees:

Contingent (33%), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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The Rossi Law Firm

68 Niagara Street
Buffalo, NY, 14202

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 201207/10/2016
NYCurrently registered 201107/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
"10 Best" Criminal Law Attorneys for client satisfaction in NYAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
"10 Best" DUI/DWI Attorneys for client satisfaction - Upstate NYAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Premier 100 Trial AttorneyAmerican Academy of Trial Attorneys2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial AttorneyThe Rossi Law Firm2011 - Present
Legal ExternErie County District Attorney's Office2010 - 2010
Hearing OfficerUniversity at Buffalo Student Wide Judiciary2009 - 2009
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Defenders AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Bar Association of Erie CountyN/A2011 - Present
New York State Academy of Trial LawyersN/A2011 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
SUNY at Buffalo Law Alumni AssociationN/A2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. A.D.All charges were dismissed on speedy trial grounds after we successfully argued to suppress all evidence relating to alleged operation of the vehicle, following lengthy pre-trial hearings.
People v. V.G.All evidence was suppressed
Matter of E.D.Refusal Hearing resulted in finding that client did not refuse a chemical test
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Buffalo Law JournalLicensing Issues in DWI-Related Offenses2015
Erie County Bar AssociationDWI Practical Tips & Traps - Part 2 - Seminar Materials2015
Erie County Bar AssociationDWI Practical Tips & Traps - Part 3 - Seminar Materials2015
Erie County Bar AssociationDWI Practical Tips & Traps - Part 4 - Seminar Materials2015
Erie County Bar AssociationDWI Practical Tips & Traps - Part 1 - Seminar Materials2014
Seminar MaterialsTown & Village Court Practice2012
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2010
State University of New York at BuffaloPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
High School Mock Trial CompetitionTrial Advocacy2016
You & The Law - WNEDDWI Law2015
High School Mock Trial CompetitionTrial Advocacy2015
Buffalo State College Criminal Justice ClubWhat it Takes to Become an Attorney2015
Bar Association of Erie CountyDWI Practical Tips & Traps - Part 6: Blood Testing2015
Bar Association of Erie CountyDWI Practical Tips & Traps - Part 5: Chemical Breath Testing2015
Bar Association of Erie CountyDWI Practical Tips & Traps - Part 4: Legal Issues relating to Motor Vehicle Stops2015
Bar Association of Erie CountyDWI Practical Tips & Traps - Part 3: NHTSA Manual and DWI Detection Phases2015
Bar Association of Erie CountyDWI Practical Tips & Traps - Part 2: Discovery Issues in DWI Cases2015
High School Mock Trial CompetitionTrial Advocacy2014
Bar Association of Erie CountyDWI Practical Tips & Traps - Part 1: Relicensing and the 2012 DMV Regulations2014
High School Mock Trial CompetitionTrial Advocacy2013
YWCA Public Service EventDivorce, Custody, and Support2010