Attorney Michael H. Ricca

In 2013, Mr. Ricca founded The Law Offices of Michael H. Ricca P.C. located in Westbury, New York. As a solo practitioner, Mr. Ricca represents clients at the state, federal, and appellate levels. Today, his practice focuses primarily on criminal defense, traffic, and litigation matters.

Mr. Ricca graduated from Binghamton University in 2005 with a BA in Political Science with a dual concentration in politics and law, where he was a Dean’s List recipient for multiple semesters. In 2008, he received his MBA from Adelphi University, where he specialized in management and human resources. While at Adelphi University, Mr. Ricca was a member of Delta Mu Delta, the National Honor Society in Business Administration.

Mr. Ricca earned his Juris Doctorate from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 2012 where his studies focused on criminal law. While at Touro, he was a Law Library Research Assistant where he worked with the Director of the Law Library and reference staff. Mr. Ricca was a Dean’s List recipient for multiple semesters throughout law school and he received the CALI Award in Academic Excellence for his participation in the Criminal Law Externship. During law school and after graduation as a pro bono attorney, Mr. Ricca worked with the Federal Defenders of New York (Central Islip), to vigorously defend persons charged with federal crimes who cannot afford to hire an attorney.

Mr. Ricca is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. He is an active and contributing member of the Nassau County Bar Association, including the New Lawyers Committee. He is also a member of the Federal Bar Council, New York State Bar Association, The National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, New York Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and The New York State Defenders Association.

Among Mr. Ricca’s accomplishments he was named Young Lawyer of the Month by the Nassau County Bar Association in April 2015. Mr. Ricca has also been named to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars List in both 2016 and 2017. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. In 2017 Mr. Ricca was named a nationally ranked top 10 under 40 attorney by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys. The American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys has named Mr. Ricca an executive member after confirming that he has obtained the skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies that are needed for winning DUI cases. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Ricca enjoys working on classic automobiles, spending time at the beach, traveling with his wife, Stacie, and playing fetch with his Bernese Mountain Dog, Chloe.