Robert M. Nigro
Background: Nigro, 69, of Bayville, is running on the Conservative Party line in the general election. Since January 2011, he has worked as administrator of the Nassau County Bar Association Assigned Counsel Defender Plan, a nonprofit corporation that provides panels of attorneys and experts for assignment by courts to litigants who are unable to afford legal representation. Before that, he was civil forfeiture bureau chief in the Nassau County district attorney’s office from 1989 to 2010. He was in private practice at the law firm of Capetola & Dodatto in Williston Park from January 1989 to June 1989; and from 1987 to 1988 at the law firm of Munley Meade Nielsen & Re in Great Neck. From 1982 to 1987, he was principal law clerk to Nassau County Court Judge Abbey L. Boklan. He began his legal career in 1976 in the Nassau County district attorney’s office, working in the rackets bureau, the district court trial bureau and the appeals bureau. He earned an undergraduate degree in political science from Fordham College and his law degree from Fordham University School of Law. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1977 as well as the Eastern District Court and Southern District Court. He was admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States in 2012. He is a member of the board of directors at the Columbian Lawyers Association of Nassau County, Nassau Lawyers Association, the Catholic Lawyers Guild, the Fordham College Alumni Association, and the Kiwanis Club of the Nassau County Courthouses. He was elected trustee for the Village of Bayville in June 2016 for a four-year term.