Civil Litigation, Products Liability, Construction Litigation, Employment Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability, Professional Liability
Nichole graduated magna cum laude from The University of Arizona in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and a Minor in Chemistry. In law school, Nichole was a Student Writer on the Arizona Law Review, a Writing Fellow in the Legal Writing Department, and a volunteer for Lawyers for Literacy. As a 2L, Nichole spent a summer clerking at Mesch, Clark and Rothschild in Tucson. Nichole graduated in the top 25% of her class.
After law school, Nichole briefly clerked for the Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Public Defender in Tucson before accepting an Associate position in Phoenix with the Welsh Law Group in early 2011. As a new Associate at a small insurance defense firm, Nichole was tasked with handling essentially all aspects of pre-trial litigation in multiple practice areas, including construction defect, products and premises liability, personal injury/wrongful death, and general liability defense. Nichole later moved to Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith in Phoenix, working primarily on tire defect matters in the Products Liability practice group. Nichole also gained further experience in employment law, construction litigation, product and premises liability, and wrongful death/personal injury.
Nichole has extensive experience preparing complex motions and briefs in both state and federal court. In particular, Nichole has significant experience drafting and responding to complex discovery motions. Moreover, she has experience preparing pleadings, mediation briefs, and arbitration statements; drafting and responding to written discovery requests; conducting document review in both hard copy and electronic form; and conducting complex legal research using both Westlaw and LexisNexis. Finally, Nichole has both taken and defended numerous depositions.
Nichole is licensed to practice law in Arizona in state court. In her free time, Nichole enjoys fitness, hiking, reading, and travelling.
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