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Steven V. Modica

Workers compensation Attorney at Rochester, NY

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1987
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Steven

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I represent clients in state and federal court proceedings (trial and appeal), labor arbitration hearings and in proceedings before governmental agencies, including the Social Security Administration, the New York State Workers' Compensation Board, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ["EEOC"], the National Labor Relations Board, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the New York State Retirement System and the New York Public Employment Relations Board.

I have significant experience as a neutral including work on behalf of the EEOC and private parties as a mediator, work on behalf of state and federal courts as a Special Master and as an arbitrator. I am certified as a mediator by the United States District Court for the Western District of New York.

I have served in the leadership of various professional and community agencies. I am President-Elect of the Monroe County Bar Association and will become its 119th President on July 1, 2014.

I am AV rated by Martindale Hubbell indicating that my work and ethics are of the highest quality as judged by my peers.

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Modica & Associates, Attorneys, PLLC
2430 Ridgeway Ave
Rochester, NY, 14626-4144


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Posted by Steve | July 30, 2015
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Steve and his firm handled my worker's comp and social security disability case. Everyone in the firm was fantastic. Answered calls and emails in a timely manner. Answered and explained all of my questions and concerns thoroughly. Worker's comp and social security can be overwhelming when your not familiar with the system, Steve's firm goes a long way to ease that burden.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Modica & Associates, Attorneys, PLLC
  • 1995 - Present


  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986

Legal Cases

  • Kuntz v. WNY Housing Development, 104 A.D.3d 1337 (4th Dept. 2013)
  • Settled Post Decision
  • Sutherland Global Services v. Stuewe, 73 A.D.3d 1473 (4th Dept. 2010)
  • Settled Post Decision


  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2013 - 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • New York Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Rated Labor & Employment Lawyer
  • Fortune Magazine
  • 2013
  • Greater Rochester Award
  • Rochester Business Journal
  • 2010
  • Distinguished Mediator Service
  • US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • 2007
  • Nathaniel Award
  • Daily Record
  • 2006
  • Lifetime Achievement & Norman Cohn Award
  • National MS Society, Upstate NY Chapter
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
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Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve is a true professional and a real asset to any client."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is a dedicated lawyer with a great staff. He has been a strong leader for the Monroe County Bar Association as its President this past year. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Modica is an extremely experienced, well-respected employment attorney in this community. Whenever clients call me about labor issues or matters beyond the scope of the employment law that I practice, I send them directly to his firm."
Employment and labor
Lawsuits and disputes

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Rochester Workers compensation Lawyer Steven V. Modica
Steven V. Modica
Workers compensation Attorney
Rochester, NY
Licensed for 36 years