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Nicole Kristine Ricotta

Class action Attorney at Santa Barbara, CA

4.9   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Nicole

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I am an employment law attorney working in Santa Barbara, California. My job is to listen to individuals who have recently been terminated from their employment or who are experiencing a hostile and contentious work environment. I see these individuals during their worst moments, when they feel like they are utterly alone and lost. I enjoy being able to ease that individual's worry by taking on their case and zealously representing their interests. I look forward to the day that the matter is resolved so that my clients can move forward with their lives and put all that negative energy behind them.

Location

Anticouni & Ricotta
201 N. Calle Cesar Chavez Suite 105
Santa Barbara, CA, 93103

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Valerie | September 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful, knowledgable and a fighter for justice
Nicole was amazing. She fought for me and she was so kind, understanding and knowledgeable. She took the time to get to know me and my case and her office also called on me to check in from time to time. They really cared about my well being and outcome. I would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Sam | September 11, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in Southern California
From the moment I walked in the office, I felt very comfortable. I felt that my case was important to them. The process and procedures were explained in a very helpful way. I walked away with the best results ever.
Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and Results Oriented
Nicole and her team were professional and courteous throughout the entire process. She helped us navigate through a difficult situation while keeping our best interest in mind. Her team was sensitive and showed genuine concern. I would highly recommend Nicole and all of her staff.
Posted by Kaila | November 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
I am extremely grateful for hiring Nicole as my attorney. I was very nervous at first, but from the very beginning I felt like I could really trust her and I’m glad I did. She was very honest and communicative throughout the whole process and made a stressful situation for me much less stressful. I feel like she really stood behind our case and really fought for what we deserved. The process went by much faster than I anticipated too. I highly recommend her!
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Posted by Dawn | July 11, 2019
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Partner and Support
I had the privilege of working with Nicole on my case. From the beginning to the end, Nicole was available, kept me informed on what was going on, explained the processes, let me vent, supported and believed in my case, laughed with me when I needed it and was firm with me when I needed it. You can rely on Nicole’s professional expertise while feeling supported by her at the same time. The whole process was more emotional then I thought possible. I can not thank her enough for letting me rely on her through so many different areas.
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Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2019
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owner /operator
extremely knowledgeable, easy to get in touch with - very professional at all times. Always up to date with the most current laws. Helped my business to stay legal in every aspect. Well worth every dime spent. All work was done in an expedited time frame.
Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Nicole was immensely helpful. She corresponded with my employer for me as well as accompanied me to a meeting with them. She was always prompt in getting back to me when I had a question and provided excellent advice. I highly recommend her and will not hesitate to use her services again if I need to in the future.
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very Grateful!
Nicole was extremely helpful with my case. She took my claims seriously and validated how wronged I felt. Nicole and her team worked quickly towards a resolution, communicating with me along the way. She was available for phone calls and questions during a very stressful and anxious time. She was honest and direct and made recommendations that felt realistic, while working for a best case scenario. She was very reassuring when the case began to take an emotional toll on me, and made sure I was taken care of. I am very grateful for her work and guidance, and all she and the firm did for me!
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Posted by Michelle | November 14, 2017
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Very Effective & Competent Attorney
I hired Nicole Ricotta with Anticouni & Associates to represent me on a sexual battery case against my employer. Nicole is professional, caring, and competent. I received a favorable settlement.
Posted by Lyn | November 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Understanding and Diligent
I feel very lucky and blessed to have Nicole as my attorney. She and her partner worked together seamlessly and I always felt she was doing all she could for me and my case. I would definitely recommend her.
Posted by David | July 14, 2017
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David Buchko Separation Review
I needed an attorney to review a separation agreement from my company. Nicole pointed out some amendments that I should request in order to put me in a stronger position and she successfully negotiated with the company attorney in order to get me a stronger agreement.
Posted by Calla | July 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommend 100%!
We hired Nicole to represent our company in an EDD audit. She was professional, knowledgeable and her fees were more than fair for the work she provided. She conducted the entire audit from start to finish. All her communication was timely and professional. We really enjoyed working with her and would use her again in a heartbeat. We would definitely recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by Scott | June 30, 2017
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Get it done attorney
Nicole represented me in a labor dispute She went beyond in helping me get a settlement I recommend her and her law firm if help is needed in labor laws Very fair price was charged to me. Very happy to have used there Services's
Posted by Gerry Bauer | November 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Nicole Kristine Ricotta
I recently found myself in need of legal representation. I was involved in a dispute with my former employer and needed the advice of a knowledgeable attorney. I phoned Ms. Ricotta’s office and was extremely impressed with her professionalism. She carefully listened to my issues to determine if I had a case. With the pre-screening questions, I knew she was well versed in the law, my rights and how to proceed with the case. We did proceed and the case was resolved in my favor. Ms. Ricotta is an excellent attorney. I felt that I was in good hand throughout the process.
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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2016
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Sound legal advice coupled with emotional intellegence
Nicole effectively and clearly communicated her sound legal advice, including the pros and cons of all options. She has the empathy to appreciate how stress-inducing legal activities can be for some individuals, and was able to provide guidance and information in a non-intimidating way.
Posted by Susan | April 29, 2015
Lost wages
Very professional, honest and quick. I was very impressed as I had never gone through something like this before and Nicole made it very simple.
Posted by Michael | April 22, 2015
Client Whisperer!
Nicole saw that I had a valid case when others including colleagues questioned the viability of going forward. She listened to my words and my heart. I had been through so much already, so stressed, yet every time we met she would calm me with her kindness and knowledge. She gave me the confidence to let her take my case forward.. And she won! We won!! On another note, after the case, she checked on me, asked how I was doing, even helped me on another matter just to help.. Nicole is a bright, thorough, compassionate, legal eagle! I highly without any hesitation recommend her.
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Posted by Leslie | April 21, 2015
5 Stars!
Although my case settled in a "draw" I could not have been more pleased with my representation. I highly recommend this very competent and thorough attorney!
Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2015
I got great results from working with Nicole Ricotta
Results matter! I can highly recommend Nicole as a top notch advocate, especially for women. We were able to settle quickly, and out of court, she is a no nonsense woman who knows how to cut to the chase with questions and investigation.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-600 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Anticouni & Associates
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Robert Landheer
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Paralegal
  • Anticouni & Associates
  • 2007 - 2011

Education

  • Santa Barbara COL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Loyola Marymount Univ
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Confidential
  • Court approved Class Action Settlement - $1,985,000
  • Confidential
  • Court approved Class Action Settlement - $980,000
  • Confidential
  • Court approved Class Action Settlement - $600,000
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Associations

  • William L. Gordon American Inn of Court
  • Associate
  • 2015 - Present
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (7)
Endorse Nicole
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I do not hesitate to give Nicole my highest endorsement. I have both litigated against and worked together with her on numerous employment matters. Nicole not only has a superior understanding of employment law, she also goes above and beyond to advocate for her clients. She knows her clients well and advises them exactly of what to expect. Further, she is extremely skilled in the courtroom and it appears nothing phases her. This was evident when I worked as a co-counsel with her. I also do not hesitate to use Nicole as a resource on complex matters. You can’t ask for a better attorney to represent you or your business needs."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I recently had the pleasure of working with Nicole on an employment matter, and found her to be is a tenacious and passionate advocate for her clients. Her knowledge and expertise in employment matters, including wrongful termination and wage and hour cases, make her a formidable force to be reckoned with. I highly recommend this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole Ricotta is an exceptional employment & labor attorney to whom I have referred several clients. The feedback I have received from them after her representation has been positive."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nicole time and time again gets results for her clients. I have and continue to refer clients to her for complicated employment matters and the results have been nothing but excellent."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Nicole is an excellent communicator, effective negotiator, skilled litigator and competent attorney who is dedicated to her clients and cordial with attorneys."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Nicole for representation of plaintiffs in labor and employment matters."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Nicole is highly professional and always has her clients' best interests in mind."
General practice Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Nicole worked in my office from November 2010 through March 2014. She was diligent, skilled, and effective in her representation of her clients, and I will continue to recommend her services."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole is a good lawyer and she truly cares about her clients. It is with great enthusiasm that I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Nicole is an excellent plaintiff's side employment lawyer. She is knowledgeable, persistent, and always professional.. In the last case that I had against her, she obtained an excellent result for her client."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Nicole for several years. She is always professional and collegial. She was an excellent paralegal while putting herself through law school, and is establishing herself as an accomplished attorney in employment law matters."
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Santa Barbara Class action Lawyer Nicole Kristine Ricotta
Nicole Kristine Ricotta
Class action Attorney
Santa Barbara, CA
Licensed for 11 years
Free Consultation