VALE NICK FRISINA
Nick Frisina studied law through the Solicitor's Admission Board and was admitted as a solicitor on 9 November 1979.
While studying law, Nick initially worked as an Articled clerk for Robert Johns & Associates, a solicitor in Revesby, New South Wales. He later had his articles transferred to J A McKelbing & Associates at Campsie, New South Wales.
During his articles with J A McKelbing & Associates, Nick gained a broad experience working in all types of matters under the supervision of his master solicitor, Mr Joe McKelbing.
Shortly after he was admitted he answered a job advertisement for a city firm, J W Walton & Co. He commenced working for them, establishing their branch office at Cabramatta.
Approximately 6 months later, Nick purchased the branch office located at 84 Broomfield Street, Cabramatta and he renamed it Frisina & Associates.
Nick became a sole practitioner at just 24 years of age.
The firm eventually moved to 119A John Street, Cabramatta in 1985 and then finally to 84 Bathurst Street, Liverpool in 2000.
In 1985, Nick employed his brother, Anthony as a clerk and later as a solicitor.
Nick became one of the first Accredited Specialists in Personal Injury Law in 1993.
In 1996 Nick and Anthony entered into partnership. In 2007, Nick’s daughter, Angela joined the firm as a solicitor.
Nick & Anthony ran a successful and harmonious partnership for 20 years and 6 months until 31 December 2016, when he retired due to failing health.
Nick was a great mentor to his brother and daughter. He was a wise and astute individual. He had an innate sense for what was right and true, and the prudence and judgment for sound decisions and advice.
Nick was a highly principled and ethical man. He had an unwavering commitment to an honourable set of principles which he faithfully applied to every aspect of his life.
Nick displayed great dignity, integrity and resolve in every action he performed and every challenge he confronted.
Nick was an endearing character and worked to build and maintain relationships. Throughout his life, he developed great personal friendships and the respect of his peers.
He had a profound love for his family and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
Nick passed away on 20 January 2017.
Nick's passing has left a void in the lives of his family, friends, and the legal profession. He will be forever missed.
We wish to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who has offered their kindness, condolences and support during this difficult time.