Joseph L. Nicastro
From the time Joe was old enough to hold a paint brush all the way through college, he worked as a professional house painter alongside his father and two brothers all over Western New York. This instilled in Joe a sense of hard-work and an understanding of what it feels like to earn an honest living.
At his 2014 graduation from SUNY Buffalo Law School Joe was awarded the prestigious James M. Kieffer Trial Excellence Award which is given to the graduate with the most outstanding proficiency in trial advocacy. He was on the law school’s nationally recognized trial team and in 2013 he led his team to the finals in the James Johnson ’49 National Civil Rights Trial Competition.
Prior to law school, Joe was a professional musician, performing lead guitar for national recording artist More Than Me. In 2010, he led his group to new heights, winning an international battle of the bands competition, where the grand prize was performing with Paul McCartney in Hyde Park, England in front of 50,000 people.
Currently, Joe focuses his practice on representing persons who are injured as the result of someone’s negligence. He devotes his entire career to helping injured persons and their families, as he battles the big insurance companies to get the maximum settlement his clients deserve.
Honors & Awards:
“Best Opening Statement” in the NY Round of the National Trial Competition, 2014
Gerard J. O’Brien ’52 Trial Excellence Scholarship, 2013
Robert J. Connelly Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, 2012