Nico J. Piscopo


Nico J. Piscopo

Manchester, Connecticut
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Nico J. Piscopo joined the law firm of Barry, Barall & Spinella, LLC in October 2017. He is a graduate of Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa and the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctorate with honors in 2017. While in law school, he was the President of the Mock Trial Society, a Notes and Comments Editor of the Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal, winner of the UConn Negotiation Competition, and winner of the William R. Davis Mock Trial Competition.

Attorney Piscopo has experience in a variety of civil matters, including: contract and tort litigation and labor and employment disputes. He has conducted complex legal research relating to Connecticut Appellate Court and Supreme Court appeals and has researched and drafted memoranda of law concerning severance agreements, race discrimination, and pregnancy discrimination. Attorney Piscopo has also led corporate training on sexual harassment prevention and has assisted area high school students to understand concepts of constitutional law in conjunction with The CT Supreme Court’s Law Day.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 2017


  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
    • J.D., 2017, Honors
    • Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal, Notes and Comments Editor
    • Winner, UConn Negotiation Competition
    • Winner, William R. Davis Mock Trial Competition
  • Clarke University, Dubuque, Iowa
    • B.A. 2014, cum laude
    • Major: Philosophy & Psychology
    • Honors: Academic All-American (Baseball); Sister Durkin Philosophy Award; Socrates Award; Knight Pre-Law Award

Representative Works

  • Pragmatic Approach to Age Discrimination in Connecticut, 16 CONN. PUB. INT. L.J. (2017) Adopt Panel Voir Dire, PRO SE, Vol. XI, Issue 4 (2017)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
  • Manchester Bar Association, Member
  • CT Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • CT Italian-American Bar, Member
  • Hartford County Bar Association, Member
  • Oliver Ellsworth Inn of Court, Barrister Member
  • Supreme Court Historical Society, Member
  • CT Supreme Court Historical Society, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Gordon, Muir & Foley, LLP, Hartford, Connecticut, Certified Legal Intern, 2017
  • Horton, Shields, & Knox PC, Hartford, Connecticut, Law Clerk, 2015 - 2017
  • Jackson Lewis PC, Hartford, Connecticut, Summer Associate, 2016
  • University of Connecticut Criminal Appellate Clinic, Hartford, Connecticut, Certified Legal Intern, 2015
  • Sabatini & Associates, LLC, Newington, Connecticut, Summer Law Clerk, 2015


  • Attorney Piscopo spends his free time playing golf and reliving the glory days as a college baseball player. He is also an active alumni member of the Mock Trial Society where he coaches law students on trial advocacy. Attorney Piscopo resides in Hartford with his two cats, Aurelia and Seneca.