Nicole practices complex commercial litigation, focusing on financial services and securities litigation and arbitration, contract disputes, business torts, and construction disputes. She has also assisted in significant utilities litigation, regulatory, and administrative matters.

Nicole has experience at both the trial and appellate level and has appeared and argued before both state and federal judges. She was integral in drafting a petition for Writ of Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.

Earlier in her career, Nicole served as an e-discovery and litigation technology coordinator. Her knowledge of computers and technology allows her to effectively counsel clients on best practices in searching, preserving, collecting, and producing electronically stored information.

Nicole began her legal career as an administrative assistant. While working fulltime, she obtained her paralegal certificate from Capital University Law School in 2005. While continuing to work full time as a paralegal, she obtained her juris
doctor, summa cum laude, from Capital University Law School in 2009 where she was a member of the Order of the Barristers and Order of the Curia. She was also a member of the National Moot Court Team and was awarded CALI excellence book awards for top performance in eight different classes.


  • Columbus CEO’s Top Lawyers List, Litigation -Commercial (2022-2023)

  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star (2012-2019)

  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch, Litigation – Banking and Finance (2021-2023)

  • Order of the Curia

  • Order of the Barristers

  • Excellence in Oral Advocacy Award, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers (2009)


  • University of West Florida (1998)
  • Capital University Law School (2009)


  • Federal - Northern District of Indiana
  • Federal - Eastern District of Michigan
  • State - Ohio
  • Federal - Northern District of Ohio
  • Federal - Southern District of Ohio
  • Federal - U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Speeches and Publications

“ACC Cybersecurity Guidelines: The What, Why, and How,” Pratt’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Law Report, October 2017

“The Password is Dead; is Knowledge-Based Authentication Far Behind?” The Banking Law Journal, July/August 2017 issue

“Trending Cybercrime Issues,” BKD 2016 Financial Services Symposium, Columbus, Ohio, November 2016

“Ohio’s Regulation of Demolition or Renovation of Buildings Containing Asbestos,” Fine Print: A Quarterly Publication of The Ohio State Bar Association and Our Members, Summer 2013

“Fairfield County v. Ohio EPA: Uncovering the Dark Secrets of TMDLs, WQS, and Effluent Limitations,” Ohio Water Environment Association, September 2013

“A fix for the discovery nightmare: Hand-holding or handcuffs?,” Verdict: The Journal of the Trial Practice Committee, February 25, 2011

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association

    Vice-Chair, Trial Practice Committee (2012 – 2014)
    Co-Chair, Content Editorial Board for the Trial Practice Committee (2011-2012)

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Central Ohio Compliance Association
  • Columbus Friends of eDiscovery

Community Involvement

  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children

    Board Member (2019-present)