Robert J. Nicola
Attorney Robert Nicola is President of Owens, Schine & Nicola, P.C. He has been with the firm since 1968. Attorney Nicola concentrates his practice in the areas of Personal Injury, Residential Real Estate, Matrimonial and Family Law and Estate Planning & Probate Administration.
Attorney Nicola attended Franklin & Marshall College, where he graduated with a B.A. in History with Honors in 1964. While at Franklin & Marshall College, Attorney Nicola was a member of the Wrestling Team, Sigma Pi Fraternity and the History Club. Thereafter, Attorney Nicola attended the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he graduated in 1967.
Upon discharge from his active military service, Attorney Nicola joined the firm and has spent his entire career here. Attorney Nicola has been and continues to be active in community matters. He was a member of the Connecticut Indian Affairs Council from its establishment in 1973 through 1982. He is a former member and Chairman of the Easton Conservation Commission from 1976 to 1980, served as Town Attorney for the Town of Easton between 1980 and 1983, and was a member and then Chairman of the Easton Police Commission for almost 18 years and served as a Town Attorney in Trumbull, Connecticut from 2009 through 2017. Attorney Nicola is also a past member and Board member of the University of Bridgeport Board of Associates, the Easton Lions, the International Institute, and the Easton Historic Society. He has been a member of the St. Dimitrie Orthodox Church Counsel since 1968 and currently is serving as President of his church. He also serves as President of the Society Farsarotul, a cultural organization which has been in existence for more than 11 years.
Attorney Nicola is also a member of the Bridgeport Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, the American Bar Association; the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, limited to attorneys that have received judgment or settlement for clients for a minimum of one million dollars or more. He also has been recognized as a Top Lawyer in Fairfield County in the areas of both personal injury and real estate.
Mr. Nicola, an AV rated attorney, was admitted to practice to the Connecticut Bar in 1967, the U.S. District Court of Connecticut in 1968, the U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit in 1969 and the United States Supreme Court in 1971.