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).
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
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
- “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
- 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