Best Lawyers & Super Lawyers

Steven V. Modica–founding principal–again has been recognized as among the finest lawyers who practice in two areas of expertise.

Modica was named a “Best Lawyer” for Employment Law (Individuals) and Workers’ Compensation Law (Claimants). Modica also was named a “Super Lawyer” in Upstate New York for Workers’ Compensation Law.

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Modica has been in private practice for almost 30 years. He has diverse experience including representing individuals, unions, employees and employers in labor and employment, disability benefit, workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. Modica is certified as a mediator by the United States District Court for the Western District of New York and has mediated numerous disputes. He also has served as a neutral arbitrator in employment disputes and as a Special Master in employment and consumer class action lawsuits.

Modica Law Firm handles employment, whistleblower, disability benefit, work place accident, personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. Steve Modica has practiced law since 1986.