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Richard A. Nicotra

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Buffalo, NY

Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto & Nicotra PLLC
420 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: 716-271-9789
Fax: 716-847-1134
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 1996
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

At Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto & Nicotra PLLC, Richard A. Nicotra is a personal injury lawyer who represents those injured in pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, construction injuries, wrongful death cases, animal bites, slip and falls, motor vehicle accidents and other types of personal injury. His geographic areas include the Buffalo and Niagara, New York, metropolitan areas, as well as the following counties: Chautauqua, Genesee, Cattaraugus, Erie and Niagara.

Mr. Nicotra has an Avvo “Superb” rating and is a Top Attorney Car Accident rated by the company. A member of the American Association for Justice, he is also actively involved with the Western Region Affiliate of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the Order of Barristers and the Erie County Bar Association. Within the organization, he is a member of the Negligence Committee.

After earning his Juris Doctor from The University of Toledo College of Law, Mr. Nicotra was admitted to practice in the state of New York in 1996. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of New York and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York.

While a good portion of his practice is dedicated to litigation, Mr. Nicotra understands the importance of good negotiation skills. As he has worked with victims of personal injury cases for most of his career, he has learned how devastating an illness or injury can be to an individual and their family members and advocates strongly for them through each step of the legal process.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022

About Richard A. Nicotra

First Admitted: 1996, New York

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Order of Barristers, Member
  • Western New York Bankruptcy Court and Federal Court
  • New York State Courts
  • President, NYSTLA, Western Region Affiliate, 2015
  • American Association of Justice, Member, 2018
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2019
  • Erie County Bar Association, Member Negligence Committee, 2019

Educational Background

  • University of Toledo College of Law, cum laude, 1995


  • Awarded for the work done during my tenure as the organization's President, President's Award, New York State Trial Lawyers Association - Western Region, 2015


  • Verdict finding 100% liability on Defendant motorist involved in intersection accident. Insurance company accepted 0% liability until verdict, 2018
  • 100% liability verdict against a municipality for a slip and fall at an indoor pool facility. The municipality had completely denied all liability prior to verdict, 2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

Representative Clients

  • Clients from all walks of life, including Skilled Laborers, Housewives, Doctors, Lawyers, and any community member injured due to others' negligence, 2018


  • Causes and consequences of motorcycle accidents., Motorcycle Accidents, Consumers Interested In Rights After A Motorcycle Accident, 2018

Pro bono/Community Service

  • SUNY Erie Paralegal Advisory Council, 2019

Industry Groups

  • people injured due to the fault of others
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Office Location for Richard A. Nicotra

420 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY 14202

Phone: 716-271-9789

Fax: 716-847-1134

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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