Are you a legal Professional?
Visit our professional site
Law firm marketing
Updated 11/16/2016Your profile? Update now

Presto, Nicholas M.

350 Orange StreetNew Haven, CT 06511-6403
Phones: 203-772-3100
Fax: 203-772-1691
Contact Us
Lawyer Overview

Nicholas Presto joined Jacobs & Dow in 2016, after spending the beginning of his career with a Hartford insurance defense firm. His practice now focuses on representing people injured in car accidents, falls, and from other causes. Nick has experience dealing with issues of automobile liability, uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage litigation, premises liability, and products liability. His early training on the "defense side" helps him advocate effectively for clients who...

Read more

Nicholas Presto joined Jacobs & Dow in 2016, after spending the beginning of his career with a Hartford insurance defense firm. His practice now focuses on representing people injured in car accidents, falls, and from other causes. Nick has experience dealing with issues of automobile liability, uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage litigation, premises liability, and products liability. His early training on the "defense side" helps him advocate effectively for clients who have been hurt by the negligence of others.

In his tenure at Jacobs & Dow, Nick has participated in the resolution of a longstanding, complex dispute involving commercial condominiums. He has also written briefs for the trial court involving issues of Connecticut procedural and substantive law, including efforts to expand the scope of discovery in premises liability cases, and on the "relation back" doctrine in a products liability case.

Nick also has a strong interest in criminal law and a passion for preserving constitutional rights. He majored in Criminal Justice at Quinnipiac University, earning a bachelor's degree with distinction. He served as a certified legal intern in the Criminal Appellate Advocacy Clinic at UConn Law School. His work there assisted in obtaining a reduced prison sentence for a client. At Jacobs & Dow, he enjoys his work in the firm's wide-ranging criminal defense practice, which includes major felonies and white collar crime.

Nick grew up in and around New Haven and has deep roots in our community. He graduated from Xavier High School in Middletown and Quinnipiac University. He lives in Wooster Square. In his spare time, he enjoys playing classic rock and reggae on his Gibson Les Paul, golf, and spending time with his family and friends.

Nick earned his Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law. During law school, he competed in the Alva P. Loiselle and William H. Hastie Moot Court Competitions. He was also awarded CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in two courses: Lawyering Process II and Healthcare Insurance and Finance.

Read less
Current Employment Position(s)
Associate
Practice Areas
Personal InjuryCommercial LitigationCriminal Defense
Qualifications
Bar Admissions
Connecticut, 2015U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 2016
Other Affiliations
Connecticut Bar AssociationConnecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationNew Haven County Bar Association
Education
University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut, 2015
J.D.
Honors: With Honors
Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut, 2011
B.A.
Honors: cum laude
Major: Criminal Justice
Fees
Offers Free Initial Consultation
Office Information
Address
350 Orange StreetNew Haven, CT 06511-6403
Phone
203-772-3100
Fax
203-772-1691
When viewing a listing, consider the state advertising restrictions to which lawyers and law firms must adhere, as well as our West Legal Directory disclaimers. Some lawyers publish comparative information regarding the services that they provide which may be subject to specific comparative communications restrictions.
Map Location
Please enable JavaScript to view the map.
How do I choose a lawyer?

Consider the following:
Comfort Level - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
Credentials - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
Cost - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
City - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?

Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?

Here are a few to get you started:

  • How long have you been in practice?
  • How many cases like mine have you handled?
  • How often do you settle cases out of court?
  • What are your fees and costs?
  • What are the next steps?
Want to check lawyer discipline?