Hamberger & Weiss LLP


Nicole Graci, Partner

Nicole Graci

Contact Info

Phone number: (716) 854-1537 
Email: ngraci@hwcomp.com

Admitted to Practice

  • New York, 2000


  • State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law
    • J.D., 1999
  • Canisius College
    • B.A., summa cum laude, 1995

Nicole Graci is a Partner in the Buffalo, NY law office of Hamberger & Weiss. Hamberger & Weiss LLP limits its practice to the representation of insurance carriers and self-insured employers in N.Y.S. workers’ compensation claims, W.C.L.  Section 120 discrimination claims, Loss Transfer arbitrations, and Medicare Secondary Payer compliance.  Ms. Graci oversees the firm’s settlement team and is a frequent presenter on various subjects of N.Y.S. workers’ compensation law, Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance, and N.Y. Paid Family Leave.  Since 2011 she has contributed the New York section of The Complete Guide to Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance, Jennifer C. Jordan, Editor-In-Chief. In 2015, she authored the settlement chapter of the New York Workers’ Compensation Handbook by Ronald E. Weiss and Ronald Balter. Ms. Graci graduated summa cum laude from Canisius College with undergraduate degrees in History and Political Science in 1995. Foreshadowing her future legal career, Ms. Graci was an undergraduate Hearst Foundation Grant research assistant on The Battle Over School Prayer: How Engel v. Vitale Changed America by Bruce J. Dierenfield, Ph.D. She earned a J.D. degree from the State University of NY at Buffalo in 1999.  She is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell for the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethics. Ms. Graci is a member of the Erie County and NYS Bar Associations, member of the Erie County Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Committee, Past President of the Self-Insurers’ Association of the Niagara Frontier, Chair of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network Medicare Compliance Committee and volunteer with the Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project.


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