The Family Law Firm That Puts You First

Biography

Nicole grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a dual degree in Psychology and Gender Studies. Prior to attending law school, Nicole worked in the non-profit sector as the director of a group home for abused and neglected adolescents. Nicole graduated from DePaul University College of Law in 2004 with a Certificate in Family Law and has since concentrated her practice exclusively on family law matters, including: negotiating and litigating complex divorce and custody matters; drafting prenuptial and postnuptial agreements; and appellate work involving complicated child and spousal support issues, civil unions, child custody and removal (relocation) and distribution of marital assets. Nicole received a Certificate in Divorce Mediation from Northwestern University, and she is a frequent author and lecturer on family law subjects. Nicole serves on the DePaul University Family Law Advisory Board, and volunteers with the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic (Ascend Justice).

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2004
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
    • B.A. - 1997
    • Major: Psychology and Gender Studies

Bar Admission

  • Illinois, 2004

Honors

  • Illinois Super Lawyers, 2022 and 2023
  • DePaul University College of Law 2019 Pro Bono Alumni Award
  • Leading Lawyer - Illinois, 2013 - 2015
  • Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2011 - 2014

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Domestic Violence Legal Clinic (Ascend Justice), Volunteer Attorney, 2017 to Present

Professional Associations

  • ISBA, Member, Present
  • DePaul University Family Law Advisory Board, Member, Present

Classes and Seminars

  • Ethical Dilemmas in Family Law, IICLE Family Law Webcast
  • Maintenance in Family Law Cases, IICLE Family Law Webcast
  • Advanced Custody & Visitation Issues - Social Media Evidence, ISBA
  • Social Media and Divorce, IICLE Family Law Webcast
  • Practice Tips & Pointers on Child-Related Issues, ISBA