Attorney Spotlight: Nick Vona
Who is Nick Vona as an attorney?
Nick is an of counsel, associate attorney. He practices primarily in high-level commercial litigation doing antitrust law. He represents local businesses and businesses throughout the country for violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act. He also practices in family court and criminal court.
As an attorney, Nick is a problem solver who is also reasonable. When people come to Nick they are sometimes at the lowest point of their lives so Nick tries to solve their problems but also remains straightforward with them so no one has unrealistic goals for the outcome.
Why did Nick become an attorney?
Two life events lead to Nick’s decision to become a lawyer. The first was a debate in Nick’s 9th-grade English class. Nick debated that Barry Bonds should be in the Hall of Fame. After the debate, his English teacher asked him to “please become a lawyer.” The second event was after Nick graduated college. Nick took a year off but always thought he would attend law school. He had a conversation with a buddy who asked him why he was always talking about this dream of going to law school but he hasn’t applied. This was the motivation he needed and the next day he started his law school applications.
What is Nick’s most memorable case?
His most memorable case was for founding partner, Tony Rupp. Tony was scheduled for a trial about two weeks prior to a hearing. Which meant Nick had to travel across the state for this pretty big hearing. It was one of Nick’s first motion arguments. He was so nervous and prepped all hours of the night.
Who is Nick outside of work?
Outside of work, Nick is a regular Western New Yorker. He loves rooting for the Bills, playing sports, working out, hiking and fishing. He enjoys spending time with his friends, family, and dog. Nick feels that it is imperative to strike the right work-life balance.
What is Nick’s legal tip?
“Watch your mouth.” Emotions can run high during a dispute and it can feel important to get the last word in, or that final dig but all of that can be used as evidence so stop and think before you speak.
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