Pamela A. Nichols

Pamela A. Nichols Shareholder

Pamela's Practice Areas

Pam is a Partner at O’Connell & Aronowitz and practices in our Personal Injury Litigation Department. Her accomplishments tackling the legal issues that arise during litigation have been critical to our Litigation group’s overall success.

Pam consistently obtains excellent results representing plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits with a focus on injured children. She was the driving force in obtaining an $11 million verdict in the case of negligent care and treatment of sexually abused children. She also won a $1.8 million settlement in a case involving abused and neglected children. She understands that the focus must be on family after an accident or injury to child and she fiercely protects families’ legal and financial rights so they can focus on their emotional and physical needs.

Pam’s legal acumen and drive to enhance the local community are exemplified in her selection to The Injury Board, a national community of personal injury attorneys committed to making a difference by helping people avoid injury and helping the injured get the assistance they need.  Her community efforts and professional focus on injured children laid the ground work for a novel prevention effort aimed at teenagers.

In April 2012, Pam joined forces with The Casey Feldman Foundation and for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month initiative aimed at keeping high schools students safe on the road.  The Casey Feldman Foundation is a not-for-profit whose namesake was a 21-year-old Fordham University student when she was killed by a distracted driver. Her parents, Joel and Dianne, both attorneys, started the foundation in their daughter’s memory with the hopes of sparing other families such profound loss. Tragedy inspired a national movement and began Pam’s journey as a tireless advocate of EndDD in  upstate New York.  Today, under Pam’s leadership, 8 O’Connell and Aronowitz volunteer attorneys have brought EndDD’s message to more than 14,000 students in upstate New York.  Pam has also presented to the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and NYS Partnership for Teen Driving Safety.

She has been named to the Best Lawyers in America list for 2020 and the Upstate New York Super Lawyer’s list since 2012. Pam has  also earned the highest level of recognition from her peers with Martindale-Hubbelll’s AV Preeminent Rating.

Pam is a member of the American Association for Justice and was elected committee member of their non-profit organization Trial Lawyers Care. She is member of the New York State Bar Association serving on the Law Practice Management Committee, and is president of Capital Region Affiliate of the  New York State Trial Lawyers Association and further servers on NSTLA’s Executive Committee.  Pam is also on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District.

Pamela's Locations

Professional Associations

Litigation Counsel of America
Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
The Injury Board
2011 – Present
American Association for Justice
Leaders Forum Member
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
NYSTLA Capital Region Affiliate
New York State Bar Association
NYSBA, Law Practice Management
Committee Member
2014 – 2015
Albany County Bar Association
Schenectady County YMCA
Board Member


Best Lawyers in America
Upstate New York Super Lawyers
AV Rated
Top 25 Women Upstate NY
Super Lawyers
Heart of Business GOBY Award
The Stakeholders, Albany NY
Strathmore’s Who’s Who

End Distracted Driving Student Awareness Program
Applying the Rules of Evidence
What Every Attorney Needs to Know
Attorney General Subpoenas and Search Warrants
New York State Health Facilities Association (NYSHFA)
Fall Conference
Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes
New York State Health Facilities Association (NYSHFA)
Fall Conference


The culture of teamwork and collaboration at O’Connell and Aronowitz helps our office locations assist clients in a myriad of legal disciplines and harness the talents of O’Connell and Aronowitz attorneys across New York State. We offer the experience, resources, and skills to help you protect your rights and your best interests.


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Albany, NY 12207

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Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

tel: 518.584.5205
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