Pamela A. Nichols

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Albany, NY

O'Connell & Aronowitz, P.C.
 | 54 State Street, Albany, NY 12207
Phone: 518-462-5601
Fax: 518-462-2670
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1991
Education: Albany Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

Pamela A. Nichols is senior partner and shareholder at O’Connell and Aronowitz, a premier law firm serving New York residents at office locations in New York City, Albany, Saratoga Springs and Latham. She has dedicated her practice to personal injury litigation and is adept at effectively navigating the complex issues that can arise during the legal process. Her ability to solve problems and obtain positive results provides a significant contribution toward the overall success of the law firm.

Her consistent record of success in a wide variety of complex personal injury cases is the reason people turn to her knowledgeable counsel when facing issues pertaining to the following:

·         Appeals

·         Civil Litigation

·         Personal Injury Litigation

·         Professional Discipline

Ms. Nichols has secured some of the firm's largest recoveries on behalf of her injured clients, especially young children. She has successfully won multimillion-dollar verdicts on behalf of abused and injured children, as well as others who were wrongfully injured. In addition to her fierce advocacy for her clients, she is dedicated to community awareness. She is a member of The Injury Board - a group of lawyers who work together to promote safety in their communities through volunteer efforts and legal representation. Pam has worked with the Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation since 2012 to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving.  She volunteers her time to speak to high school students about these dangers and has reached more than 10,000 teens through her efforts.  

A graduate of Fordham University and Albany Law School, Pamela is a member of the American Association for Justice and serves on their Trial Lawyers Care committee.  She is President of the Capital Region Affiliate of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association where she also sits on the Board of Directors' Executive Committee and serves on the Board of the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID).  Pam is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Albany County Bar Association, the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association and the Italian American Bar Association. As a respected member of the legal community and recognized for her many achievements, Pam has earned the highest level of recognition from her peers with an AV-Preeminent peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (50%): Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019

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About Pamela Nichols

Admitted: 1991, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.oalaw.com/team_member/pamela-a-nichols/

Honors/Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubbelll’s AV Preeminent Rating
  • Award for volunteering to speak about "End Distracted Driving" to more than 10,000 teens and adults in the capital district, Heart of Business GOBY award, The Stakeholders, Inc., 2014
  • Upstate New York Super Lawyer’s, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New York State Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern Districts of New York
  • Member of Executive Committee, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2018
  • President, Capital Region Affiliate, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2018
  • Member,  American Association for Justice, 2008 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Southern Districts of New York
  • Board of Directors New York State Trial Lawyers Association., 2018
  • Member,  New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2009 - Present
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, Law Practice Management Committee, 1991- Present
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Districts of New York
  • Fellow, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society - Litigation Counsel of America, 2017
  • Member, The Injury Board, 2011 - present
  • Member, Albany County Bar Association, 1991 - Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Directors, Downtown Albany Business Improvement District, 2018
  • AAJ - Trial Lawyers Care Committee, Member, 2016
  • Volunteer Board Member, Schenectady YMCA       
  • Co-Chair, Albany NY Buisness Improvement District Sculpture in the Street Project
  • Board Member Clifton Park Youth Hockey, 2008 - 2010

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Writer/Speaker, Skilled Nursing Facilities, 1993
  • Writer/Speaker, Medical Providers, 1994
  • Speaker, Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes, Skilled Nursing Facilities, 2003

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Medical Malpractice, Settled $1.2 million, Physician practice failed to hire, train, and monitor physician
  • Auto crash settlement $475,000, 2016
  • collision on a ski mountain, co-counsel- 1.5 million settlement, 2107
  • Legal Malpractice, Litigation, Settled $485,000, lawyer failed to properly represent party resulting in a verdict against the party, 2013
  • Medical Malpractice, Settled $1.8 million, Pediatrician failed to properly diagnose child, Nov 30, 2011
  • Medical Malpractice - Gallbladder Surgery - $400,000, 2015
  • trampoline injury, co-counsel - verdict $800,000, 2016
  • Medical Malpractice case involving death of an infant - $725,000, 2016
  • Elizabeth Mitrione v. Adirondack Pediatrics, Medical Malpractice, $11 million - settled after verdict, medical malpractice against pediatrician for failing to diagnose sexual abuse of two young children, Aug 11, 2009
  • Trucking negligence - $750,000, 2015
  • Unfair competitition litigation, settled $9 Million, 1997
  • Trucking Accident, Settled $6.4 million, Trucking company with a defective part severely injured a family in an automobile accident, Sep 01, 2009

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Educational Background:

  • Albany Law School, J.D., 1990
  • Fordham University, B.S., 1987
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Office Location for Pamela A. Nichols

54 State Street
Albany, NY 12207

Phone: 518-462-5601

Fax: 518-462-2670

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Last Updated: 3/20/2019

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