Attorneys Michael Anthony Rossi and Nicholas Michael Rossi Both Selected for Super Lawyers® Honors

Nicholas Michael Rossi

Nicholas Michael Rossi has developed a stellar reputation as one of the top young criminal defense attorneys in Western New York, focusing his practice on the defense of felony and misdemeanor criminal charges, including D.W.I. related offenses, and complex divorce and personal injury matters. He is a frequent lecturer in the area of D.W.I. law and his extensive knowledge of the ever-changing law and administrative guidelines relating to D.W.I. cases allows him to achieve the best possible results for his clients.

Recognized for his skills in the courtroom, Nicholas has been named to the list of Super Lawyers Rising Stars, an award reserved for no more than 2.5% of qualifying attorneys. In addition, Nicholas has recently been named one of the “10 Best” Criminal Law Attorneys in New York and one of the “10 Best” D.U.I./D.W.I. Law Attorneys in Upstate New York, and has an Avvo rating of a perfect 10.0 (Superb).

Client Testimonials

5 Star Review Posted by a Client – D.W.I.

“In the process of finding an attorney for a DUI arrest, of the five different firms I held interviews with, The Rossi Firm was the only team to provide an alternative defense and not rely on an automatic plea. Although their cost was a bit more than the other firms, after the initial meeting, I knew that my money would be well spent on their dedication to my case. All members of the Rossi Firm were very professional, respectful and committed to finding me the best possible outcome, during this difficult time in my life. To this day, I am grateful that I took the time to research and hire their firm, which ultimately lead to a dismissed case.”

Nicholas’ recognition and reputation as a litigator are the result of The Rossi Law Firm’s emphasis on being amongst the most knowledgeable attorneys in their areas of practice, while also ensuring that all issues in a client’s case are thoroughly discussed with that client, right from the beginning of the case. Throughout the course of representation, Nicholas’ clients receive regular updates regarding the specific work that is being done on their files, including detailed explanations as to how the specific issues of the case affect the potential outcome. This level of professional service and personal attention requires Nicholas to limit his caseload, ensuring that he is both accessible and responsive to clients at all stages of the case.

5 Star Review Posted by a Client – D.W.I.

“Nicholas Rossi and Michael Rossi handled my DWI case. They were amazing through the whole process. They were sympathetic and non-judgmental which really made me feel comfortable in such an uncomfortable situation. They always kept me informed either by phone or email, and were always available to answer any questions. They didn't "candy-coat" any possible outcomes of my case so I knew what to be prepared for. They really fought for me, and much to my surprise, my case was dismissed (not typical). The Rossi Law firm didn't just meet my expectations, they truly exceeded them. I will forever be grateful, and will always highly recommend them!”

A lifelong Western New York native, Nicholas received both his undergraduate and legal education at the University at Buffalo, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Political Science before earning his J.D. Nicholas remains active in the community, regularly serving as an Attorney Advisor for his alma mater, Grand Island High School, in the annual High School Mock Trial Competition sponsored by the Bar Association of Erie County.


  • State of New York
  • District of Columbia
  • United States District Court, Western District of New York


  • 2010 – Juris Doctor, State University of New York at Buffalo; Served as Student Bar Association Class Director
  • 2007 - B.A. in Political Science, Summa Cum Laude, State University of New York at Buffalo; Phi Beta Kappa, Academic Honor Society; Named to Dean’s List every semester

Awards & Recognition:

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars – 2015-2016
  • “10 Best” Criminal Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in New York, awarded by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys – 2015
  • “10 Best” D.U.I./D.W.I. Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Upstate New York, awarded by the American Institute of D.U.I./D.W.I. Law Attorneys – 2015

Professional Organizations:

  • New York State Defender’s Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County
    • Criminal Law Committee
    • Negligence Committee
    • Matrimonial and Family Law Committee
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association