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Practice Areas

  • Matrimonial Law
  • Family Law


Nicole L. Grasso, Esq. joined Mattingly Cavagnaro, LLP as an associate in April 2019 where she practices exclusively matrimonial and family law.  Prior to returning to her hometown of Buffalo, Ms. Grasso completed a clerkship with the Hon. Lisa F. Chrystal, Presiding Judge Family Part in the Superior Court of New Jersey for the 2017-2018 term where she gained invaluable experience in numerous pre- and post-judgment matters.  Following the clerkship, Ms. Grasso entered private practice with a matrimonial and family law firm representing high net worth clients.


Ms. Grasso graduated cum laude from the University at Buffalo School of Law in 2017 where she successfully completed the Family Law Concentration Program.  During law school, Ms. Grasso served as the co-president of the Family & Children’s Law Society and Editor-in-Chief of the Buffalo Public Interest Law Journal.  She also served as a student attorney and was a founding member of the LegalCare team, a Medical-Legal Partnership with Roswell Park Cancer Institute, where she assisted patients with their legal needs.   Ms. Grasso also honed her skills by completing internships with Children’s Legal Center of Buffalo and the Erie County Supreme Court.  She was also a member of the school’s trial team.


Ms. Grasso presently serves on the Fourth Department’s Attorneys for Children panel where she represents children in Supreme and Family Court matters.  Ms. Grasso is also a member of the Volunteer Lawyer’s Project Rising Champions for Justice board, co-chair of the Domestic Violence Committee of the local chapter of the Women’s Bar Association, and is a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara and the Southern Tier.


  • University at Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, New York
    • J.D. - 2017
    • Major: Family Law Concentration
  • Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey
    • B.A. - 2014
    • Major: Psychology
    • Minor: Social Work

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Women’s Bar Association State of New York, Member
  • Bar Association of Erie County, Member
  • Practice and Procedure in Family Court Committee, Bar Association of Erie County, Member
  • Matrimonial and Family Law Committee, Bar Association of Erie County, Member
  • Young Lawyers' Committee, Bar Association of Erie County, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Associate Attorney


  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2021
  • Profiled in Emerging Attorneys, Buffalo Law Journal, 2020

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Lawyers Project, Family Court Help Desk


  • Hon. Lisa F. Chrystal, Presiding Judge Family Part, Superior Court of New Jersey , 2017 to 2018