Meet Rich Nicolello

Personal Background

Rich Nicolello is a life-long resident of New Hyde Park. He and his wife Susan have two children, Kathleen and Patrick.

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Rich Nicolello graduated from New Hyde Park Memorial High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Politics (Magna cum Laude) from St. John’s University. He received his Juris Doctor from Fordham Law School. He is a member of the Alumni Associations of Fordham Law School and St. John’s University.

Service As Your Legislator

Rich Nicolello is the Deputy Presiding Officer of the Nassau County Legislature. He is the Chairman of the Finance Committee, and Vice Chairman of the Rules Committee and a member of the Budget Review Committee. He has represented the 9th L.D. since the inception of the Nassau County Legislature.

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Professional Experience

Rich Nicolello has been a practicing attorney since 1986. He is of counsel to the law firm of Congdon, Flaherty, O’Callaghan, Reid, Donlon, Travis & Fishlinger, where he heads up the firm’s insurance coverage group. He served as Counsel to the Board of Education of the New Hyde Park – Garden City Park U.F.S.D. from 1987 -2009. Mr. Nicolello is admitted to the New York State Bar, as well as the Federal District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts. He is also a member of the Nassau County Bar Association.

Community Involvement

Legislator Nicolello is active in numerous community organizations and activities, including:

  • Member and past president of the New Hyde Park – Floral Park Kiwanis Club.
  • Vice President, Mineola Lions Club.
  • Member, Cellini Lodge (Order Sons of Italy in America).
  • 3d Degree Member, Knights of Columbus, NHP Council.
  • Member, Irish-Americans in Government
  • Member, Notre Dame Parish.
  • Member, Elks Club, NHP Lodge.
  • Former coach, Wildcats Soccer Club.
  • Member, New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce.
  • Member, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.
  • Member-at-Large, Shelter Rock District, Theodore Roosevelt Council, Boy Scouts of America.
  • Honorary Policy Committee Member – Jewish Advisory Network for Security on Long Island.
  • Member of numerous professional organizations, including the Nassau County Bar Association and Columbian Lawyers’ Association (the professional association of Italian-American attorneys).