Client Reviews

The Nicotra Law Firm, PC can help you after a personal injury, but don’t just take our word for it. Below you can learn what our clients had to say about their experience with The Nicotra Law Firm, PC.

The Nicotra Law Firm, PC
5 out of 5 stars based on 84 user reviews.

5 Sophia Clay

It is great pleasure to write this review, I’ve had the honor of having Richard (Rick) Nicotra as my personal injury Attorney. I first solicited his services October 2002, Due to a MVA. Which permanently caused me to become disabled.

From the very start Richard handled my family, and I as his own. Always to explain things to me in lament terms. When speaking with him I never felt as if he were trying to DUMB me down. He never used complex terms. No fast talking nor tying to settle fast. Always to repeat himself upon request. With a smile!! Richard respected me as an individual. Race nor education, or financial background played a factor. 

No time of the day was too early or late to call him. He has gone beyond measures to assist me. Referring me to excellent Doctor’s for MVA care to Divorce Lawyer. Not to mention financial advice. 

His handwork, patience, enthusiasm, dedication, tenacity, and willingness to fight knee deep. Has earned him the great position as partner. And this is why I will continue to send my precious family and friends to him. 

Richard Nicotra, I give you your flowers while you can still smell them. Your name will echo in household’s years to come.

5 Jeremy Keating via

My Wife and I worked with Drew Connolly on an accident case. He is professional, knowledgeable and made the whole process easy for us. Highly recommend Drew and his staff.

5 Joan Meyers via

Rick Nicotra personally took on our case involving a hit and run and was able to settle the lawsuit beyond expectations. Rick was professional, timely and communicated progress appropriately. I highly recommend The Nicotra Law Firm.

5 Tonjanae Garner via

My lawyer worked with me from beginning to end even when I got frustrated. He always kept in contact with me & made sure he stayed on top of the case. I will refer him to anybody who has been in a motor accident and needs help.

5 Robert Kremer via

Working with Nicotra firm has been an enlightening experience. I always gave myself credit for being a good communicator until I met Rick. He has a gift of listening and was very compassionate concerning my experience. He was able to understand my needs and explain all the details that needed to occur in a manner that was understandable to me in a confusing and stressful time. So thankful for this firm!

5 Taylor Lonzi via

After a work accident, Mr. Nicotra not only took on my personal injury case but also referred me to a worker’s comp. lawyer who could assist me with that part. When I felt completely lost and confused, he explained the ins and outs of the legal process involved, and the best way to go forward. Always quick to answer questions and help problem solve, he and his team take the extra steps to make you feel like you’re in good hands. Like most people in my situation, I had little knowledge of the system prior to my accident, so I put my trust in the Nicotra Firm. Throughout the lengthy and confusing process, I’ve frequently felt grateful and relieved that I did so.

5 TJ Malone via

Great law firm, been with nicotra for years and recommend him to all my family and friends ,very friendly staff. Communication is great always let me no what’s is going on and the progress. I have used nicotra for multiple cases I have had.

5 Michael Taczak via

Rick took my case to trial and we one the whole policy.I highly recommend him.Great guy.

5 Andrea Mccarthy via

I used Andrew Connelly after I was in a car accident, and he has been my go-to for over 10 years when anyone has asked for a recommendation for a no-fault attorney. His knowledge, patience, and professionalism go a long way in making an often difficult and challenging situation easier. He is reliable, and someone you can trust to get the job done right. The 5 stars are well deserved.

5 Matt Maser via

Rick and his team were amazing when taking care if my parents post car accident. They needed someone to walk them through the process and to guide them on the proper steps to take. Rick was never out if touch and always had a set plan of action. He took the time to can and update them several times a week on the progress. If I ever need an attorney, I will be going to Rick Nicotra and his team.

5 Scott William via

Posting this review for my Father who Rick helped a lot.
“I had two personal injury cases that Mr Richard Nicotra was the attorney for who a friend recommended as my attorney.
Richard Nicotra legal prowess is nothing short of extraordinary. His exceptional skills and dedication resulted in a settlement that surpassed my expectations by a staggering 200%.
I am immensely grateful for his expertise and highly recommend Richard Nicotra, Attorney at Lawyer, to anyone in search of a top-notch lawyer who delivers outstanding results.
A grateful client”

5 Chad via

Rick Nicotra from the Nicotra Law Firm PC is a very honest, knowledgeable, and genuinely caring attorney. Furthermore, he is very personable and always available for you whether it be a text, email, or phone call. Rick and his team are exceptional. They treat you like family and are second to none. I would recommend Rick Nicotra and his team from The Nicotra Law Firm PC.

5 Denise Dugo via

I highly recommend the Nicotra Law Firm. From the moment I contacted Mr Nicotra he has been very responsive, professional, knowledgeable and compassionate. Rick Nicotra and his team are very helpful and took the worry of how to deal with everything after my accident so I could concentrate on dealing with my injuries and recovery! All my concerns and questions along the way were responded to quickly and thoroughly. They have always been available to talk to me and kept me informed of the status of my case on a regular basis. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a trustworthy aly to work with your best interest in mind, when you need it the most!

5 Gary M via

Outstanding service from Ricks team from beginning to end.

5 Jackie Leggs via

5 Melissa Magiera via

I was very impressed with Rick’s professionalism, knowledge, and compassion. He took the time to explain the legal process to me and answered all of my questions thoroughly. He also kept me updated on the progress of my case and always made sure that I was comfortable with the decisions that were being made.
Mr. Nicotra was able to negotiate a fair settlement for me, and I am very grateful for his hard work and dedication. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a personal injury attorney.

5 Keith Beicke via

Could not be happier I found The Nicotra Law Firm to handle my case. Nothing but, kind and friendly service from day one. Really had the feeling like my case and I were the most important thing. What a team! I cannot say enough good things about Rick and all the team members. Nice to have a guy like that on your side.

5 Jennifer Davis via

Nothing to say except amazing!!!!!! He goes above and beyond . 15 stars!!!

5 Felicia Mitchell via

Great attorney – Richard Nicotra!!!! Handled my mothers estate settlement and an injury case for me. Thanks for the great customer service.

5 Lisa Isenberg via

Richard Nicotra represented my husband for a motorcycle case. His professionalism and empathy during the case was exceptional. The professionalism Displayed by the firm and staff was truly appreciated.. I highly recommend Richard and his practice for any of your needs.

5 S Johnson via

Dependable , Dedicated, Reliable, Honest, and Fair
Rick has provided excellent service to me ! Rick has handled multiple cases for me . He takes time to EXPLAIN, answer questions, and keep you with updates throughout the case .
If I could describe this firm in one word … it would be “Gem”

5 Maria Doverspike via

Had a wonderful experience with Richard Nicotra as my attorney. He was patient, understanding, and knowledge in guiding me through my case. Highly recommend him and his firm for any person injury needs.

5 Charles Melonic via

Absolutely excellent service. Asks the right questions and gets results. A seasoned professional who knows this business inside and out. Not just another law service, of which there are many. Took me seriously from day 1 and I never felt condescended to. NLF is everything you always wanted in a law firm but never got, until now!

5 Bill Berke via

Excellent law firm they give personal attention and do a great job.

5 Shay Phehane via

Mr Connelly is the best attorney you can ask for! I’ve dealt with him and his team multiple times for different cases and I couldn’t be more pleased. He explained and guided me through every step and maintained contact throughout the process. Everyone I spoke to in the firm were knowledgeable and compassionate. I look forward to working with him again! Amazing experience , great service and very professional. I would highly recommend!

5 Tom Ford via

Richard Nicotra of Nicotra Law Firm is a hardworking , thorough, and honest attorney, who provides quality client representation for Personal Injury Claims in the Buffalo, NY area. Consider them if you need a lawyer in the Western New York region.

5 John Katalinas via

I was very pleased to use Mr Nicotra’s services. Not only did he help me navigate all the paperwork and procedures, but he truly listened to every concern and question I had about how my accident would affect my work schedule and what costs I could recoup. I felt like the most important client he had every time we met. I wish I could give him 6 stars and talk to everyone reading this to personally and tell them Nicotra Law is uncommonly committed to being your best resource in confusing, post-accident times.

5 Frank W via

Rick is extremely personable, knowledgeable, professional and will go above and beyond for his clients. If you are seeking legal action, call The Nicotra Firm!

5 John Riccardi via

Rick Nicotra, Esq. is a very experienced and hard working personal injury attorney that cares about his clients. It is always a pleasure to assist him and his office in resolving post settlement issues for his clients.

5 Scott Wilkowski via

After interviewing several attorneys, Nicotra law firm stood out from the rest.
I was referred by a friend who was involved in a bad accident. I didn’t think I had a good case, but he compassionate and assured me I had a very good case and he exceeded my expectations.
Nicotra was always available to answer any questions or concerns I had. He kept communication simple and understanding.
Mr. Nicotra also did an excellent job in getting the maximum amount of money from the insurance company as well as paying for all hospital bills.
He answered every call and replied to my emails in a timely manner, exceeding expectations. He kept me informed every step of the way.
Mr. Nicotra became more of a friend than my attorney. I would definitely recommend Nicotra Law Firm to all family and friends.

5 Claire McLain via

Highly recommend choosing Rick for any and all of your personal injury needs. He is dedicated to each and every one of his clients in every way. No matter how big or small, he will take your case seriously and walk you through all of the steps he will take throughout the process of your case. His extensive knowledge in this field makes him and his team the perfect choice for your attorney because all of your questions will be answered quickly and accurately. He knows how to explain legal terms and how things work in a way that anyone can understand. He is kind, understanding and genuinely wants to help people in our community who are unfortunately impacted by injuries they have sustained as a result of negligence. He pushes to get you everything you are deserved and does not back down when you get low balled. His dedication to every client and his ruthless work ethic have spoken volumes throughout his career. I wish there were more than 5 stars to put on a review, or a better way to express my gratitude for everything Rick has done for me.

5 Cheryl Kujawski via

I met Rick Nicotra over 20 years ago and through his knowledge, skills, and dedication to his clients, he is a true powerhouse. His record speaks for itself.
I would recommend Rick to my family and friends without hesitation because I know he will get the job done.
Congratulations on the new firm!

5 Shauna via

Excellent lawyers and incredible staff!

5 Walter Hargrove via

Rick Nicotra RESILIENT to the end!

5 David Palmesano via

Best personal injury attorneys in Rochester!!

5 Marissa Markott via

Rick was very knowledgeable, responsive & dedicated. He made the whole legal process so easy. Will definitely recommend him to anyone in need!

5 Anthony Ballesteros via

I have known Richard Nicotra for at least 20years.  My past experience with Richard has been very honest to the point, return calls with in a reasonable time frame and customer service above the normal.  Very open in conversation and most of all a people person.

5 John Smith via

I have worked with them for years. Always very helpful. Always answered all my questions and explained everything. I’m so glad that I know who to call when I need an attorney. Very fast at returning calls. Couldn’t ask for anything better.

5 Tim Kane RN via

Great service, highly knowledgeable and professional.

5 David Palmesano via

The Best !!

5 Robert Short via

I highly recommend using the services provided by The Nicotra Law Firm. Rick is ever the professional, with advice that you can trust. Always available, great customer service, and the results show it. Thanks Rick!

5 Bill Berke via

Excellent law firm they give personal attention and do a great job.

5 Thomas Fowler via

Rick and his team handled everything after I was injured in my uber accident. I couldn’t recommend more.

5 Jennifer Short via

Where do I start? From beginning to end you will receive 5 star treatment. At intake, I was met with compassion and guided along the way. The team assisted with completing my no-fault application and submitting mileage reimbursement requests. With all my appointments it was nice to know I had someone to help lessen the burden and ensure I was receiving what I was entitled too. Rick is a wealth of knowledge and returns call in a timely matter. He will fight to get you the settlement you deserve! Thank you for all you do!

5 Pasquale Bochiechio via

5 Marcy D via

Rick is extremely dedicated, trustworthy, and knowledgeable. He has unmatched compassion for his clients compared to any other personal injury attorney and works diligently for you. His unique ability to converse in a way that you will understand was a true asset for me.Top notch all around.

5 Don Travis via

From the get go, Rick was there right after my first Doctor appointment after my accident after placing just a phone call to him. He is personable, down to earth, does not sugar coat anything, always returns your call and just overall great communication. He will guide you through the process and will always have your best interest in mind. There is no doubt that he is my choice to represent me if another unfortunate event happens.

5 Megan Pischka via

Rick, Drew and team are some of the best around. Rick handled a car accident for me in 2020 with top not professionalism and reliability.

5 Shauna via

Excellent lawyers and incredible staff!

5 Su Ying via

Rick Nicotra RESILIENT to the end!

5 Mikey via

Rick is amazing. Helped me with a dog bite lawsuit. Very happy with the results.

5 Felicia via

The Nicotra Law Firm, PC is the best professional law firm around. Rick Nicotra has made me feel like family. He settle my first accident in 2015, when I was seriously hurt. Rick sent me to the best orthopedic doctor, chiropractor, pain management & massage therapist. He has represented me for 2 car accidents, a dog bite lawsuit , as well as created and settle my mothers estate. Rick has settle these cases for the maximum allowed. I’m always very happy with the communication and dedication. He is amazing, anytime I was offered lowered than maximum, he fought it and always made sure I received what was deserved. I’m very happy with my overall experiences over these years. I look forward to working with you again. Thank you Rick

5 TJ Malone via

Rick Nicotra was very responsive and understanding. I’ve always received a call back in reasonable amount of time. He answers all my questions, never felt rushed like previous experiences. Rick Nicotra makes insurance companies pay what you are owed. Insurance companies always come back with lowest numbers, Rick is going to make sure you get what’s u deserve.

5 R S via

Rick Nicotra has been a constant in my life the last several years as I’ve had the misfortune of being involved in multiple accidents. Due to some unfortunate personal circumstances, I did not follow through and quite frankly, did not think much about it. Rick called to advise me that he was trying to get a settlement. The case was resolved in short order. His compassion and understanding of my situation was truly touching. I will forever be grateful and will wholeheartedly recommend him if someone close to me ever needs an advocate.

5 Geron via

After being involved in a rear-end collision, I assumed my insurance company would take care of it, since the other driver was clearly at fault. Unfortunately, I was wrong. After getting nowhere with the insurance companies, I met with Rick Nicotra for a free consultation. He took my case without hesitation, and immediately got the ball rolling. Throughout the process, the insurance company offered several low-ball figures, which we rejected. It was clear the firm was ready and willing to take my case to trial to get the compensation they felt I deserved. Rick kept me in the loop the whole time and explained his rationale for his course of actions. At the end of the day, he secured a settlement for more than 3 times the initial offer. I can’t say enough about this law firm. Not only are they relentless advocates for their clients, but they’re truly genuine people who treat you like family. Call them today, you’ll thank me later!

5 Shawn Alden via

Rick was a great help explaining legal questions so that I could understand. He was very honest and helpful with his advice. Thanks Rick!!! We’ll be speaking to you in the future

5 Angela via

He was a great Lawyer..He helped me every step of the way.. Answered all my questions.. NEVER made me feel stupid or less than…And got me more than I didn’t expect….It was a great experience.. Except for the reason I Had to hire…But he is the man for the job…Good luck

5 Missy M via

Rick Nicotra is a GREAT attorney. Rick is is able to blend his extensive knowledge of the law with a caring attitude towards his clients. Rick is always available to patiently answer questions and provide information. Not only would I trust Rick Nicotra with my legal matters, I would also strongly recommend him to my friends and family.

5 Mark via

A few years ago, Richard (Rick) Nicotra represented me after I was involved in a car accident. I suffered a lower back injury, which was new to me after years of athletics. I had never been involved in a personal injury case like this and didn’t know the process, but a family member recommended I go see Rick just to get some guidance. From the first meeting in his office, Rick and his staff made me feel comfortable. Rick took the time to walk me through the process, explained the various possible outcomes, and answered all my questions (and there were many!). I put my case in Rick’s hands that same day and I have never regretted that decision. My case took some time, but Rick was able to bring it to a positive conclusion for me and my family. Rick’s knowledge of the law, skill as an attorney, and attention to the client have made me recommend him to numerous people since he handled my case. I hope I never need his services again, but if something happens it’s good to know he’s there. You don’t know how important it is to have a great lawyer until you really need one…and Rick is one of the great ones!

5 Greg Ame via

Professionalism, timeliness, communication, etc. all top notch. Would definitely recommend Rick Nicotra and his staff for anyone who is seeking legal advice.

5 Stacey via

I was involved in a motor vehicle accident in 8/2014. Immediately, my husband recommended I sign with Mr. Nicotra for assistance. He’s the only attorney I would have gone to with this anyway. I am still being treated for my injuries so the PI case has not gone too far at this time. However, he and his assistant have been extremely reliable, friendly and courteous in responding to my various questions and assisting me through this mess. They have provided me real and specific details and information on how my injuries may impact my case, and advised me upfront with how the court system operates in these cases, and how the length of treatment connects to everything. And let’s be honest, even not having to deal with the no-fault paperwork has been worth it’s weight in gold.

5 Samantha Lynn via

After being in an accident I had no idea how to deal with the stresses of the aftermath. I found Rick and his team on google and I’m so glad I went with this firm! His staff is super friendly and always helpful with any questions or concerns that I had. James is very knowledgeable in the no fault department and was always so kind and patient with me.
Thank you, Rick, James and Kailey for all of your hard work in helping me through this difficult time.

5 Heather Woloszyn via

Rick knows what he is doing! He fought with all he had for me. Got it settled before most do. My only complaint is how long it took. But a lawsuit isn’t a fast thing. And that’s not ricks fault! He is the best. And I highly recommend him if you really want a lawyer to get the most they can for you!

5 Karisha Tapia via

Richard Nicotra has been helping me with my car accident claim. Throughout the length of the claim, I’ve visited several doctors continuously, which whom he put me in contact. The injuries I sustained are permanent I will continue to have residual symptoms for life. Richard Nicotra has been an extraordinary attorney throughout this journey of recuperation. Nicotra would make himself available to speak with me when questions I had would arise. He would explain each step of the process to me in a way I would understand. I was updated regularly, provided with an understanding of the proceedings, and rest assured the claim would be taken care of, with his client at the forefront of his work. Having an attorney that works with you and for you creates an essence of confidence. Being able to continue to rest and treat on a weekly with a reliable, respectable, and expeditious firm on my side. The process was fast. I received the total full amount of the claim of $100,000. The only stress I underwent was the permanency of my injuries. Nicotra treated me as family. Family they will be. At this time, I would like to thank Richard Nicotra for all his committed work and professionalism. If you are considering a car accident attorney, look no further. 

5 Dave Kulik via

Richard Nicotra was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Great advice and very good attention to detail. Really made me feel good dealing with an uncomfortable situation. Will recommend to everyone looking for an attorney.

5 Shannon M via

Rick Nicotra is amazing at what he does, represents his clients and works on their behalf. I felt I could trust what he said and his advice. He definitely cares and takes interest in his cases. Rick took time to answer my questions concisely. I appreciated his candor and honesty with my situation. He navigated me through a lengthy and confusing process seamlessly and effectively. I highly recommend Rick Nicotra and his services.

5 Francine Brierley via

Rick Nicotra is an exceptional lawyer you can trust. He is honest, hard-working, and genuinely cares about his clients. He takes the time to listen and to get the job done RIGHT. I am completely satisfied with my case results. Thank you, Rick, for a job well done!

5 Matt Maser via

Rick always has a plan. He’s personable, tenacious, intelligent and will always have your interests at heart. He’ll make you feel like family.

5 David Ziolkowski via

Richard is very personable and explains things in an easy to understand way!!! Rick is also very prompt in returning phones calls and emails!!! Nothing but a pleasure to deal with!!

5 Thomas Sullivan via

Rick has handled a few legal matters for our family. We couldn’t be happier with the work he’s done. He’s always been professional, prepared, and ACCESSIBLE. He takes the time to explain the process and various options. I highly recommend Rick and I wouldn’t recommend anyone else. Give him a call…’ll see what I mean.

5 Amanda Krzyzanowski via

Rick Nicotra is an outstanding lawyer. He is compassionate to your situation and understanding. His hard work and diligence paid off. We were beyond pleased with our outcome.

5 Lisa Quigley via

One of the best lawyers I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with. He is an experienced, knowledgeable, and hard working attorney. There is no one else I would trust with my family and friends case. I know from personal experience that their case is in good hands with Rick. He treats all his cases as if he was representing his own family and friends.

5 Jessica Cassick via

I was rear-ended in a three-car car accident at a red light. After wasting a year with a different lawyer in Lockport, NY, I was refereed to Rick from one of his past clients. He was able to take over my case, and straighten it out, as well as refer me to a really amazing pain management that helped me SO much. It was the best decision I could have made. Rick is passionate, knowledgeable, supportive, and he speaks in black and white terms. He never talked down to me or made my case out to seem like I was someone from those irritating commercials. I was treated like a human, always, and I truly appreciated it. After I was medically declared permanently disabled, I went back to school, and I was getting my master’s degree by the time insurance settled my case. Now that my case is over, he still checks in from time to time to see how things are going, which I sincerely appreciate. Rick is motivated, compassionate, blatant, and will do everything he can while keeping his promises. I will never go to another MVA lawyer, and I direct everyone I know his way!

5 Lisa via

Mr. Nicotra actually listens and was sympathetic in our case. He worked diligently and kept us informed the whole time. I am thankful to have found him to help us through this difficult time. I would highly recommend him to family and friends.

5 Jeffrey Wind via

Top notch service all around. Mr Nictora had represented me in a few of my legal matters and was very professional and felt he had my best interest in mind. I have also recommend him to my family and friends for their legal needs also.

5 Christine Stutz via

Mr. Nicotra is a very caring, compassionate attorney that will do all he can to assist you in receiving the best results. You cannot ask for a better attorney to work with you.

5 Eric Eckert via

My experience with this firm has been absolutely a pleasure. In particular Mr. Nicotra who I have also recommended family and friends to. From the initial discussion right throughout the case, I felt supported.

5 Joseph Smith via

Richard Nicotra is more than an attorney and I felt more than just the client. He thought of things I didn’t and knew every angle to get the results I deserve.

5 Margaret Smith via

My experience was very pleasant. Everyone was very pleasant, understanding and helpful through the whole process.

Thank you!!!


5 Jessica Hale via

Rick is the best lawyer ever. Hes honest and real. I recommend him to anyone in need!

5 Mario Capozzi via

Rich worked hard and tirelessly to be sure that i was treated fairly. I appreciate the dedication and professionalism he brought to the table. Thanks again for your help.

5 M via

Very knowledgeable, professional and attentive.

5 Felecia Thomas via

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