After distinguishing herself in law school with multiple awards and graduating with honors, Nicole has spent the better part of the last decade distinguishing herself as a trial lawyer and teacher of trial practice. She represents clients in high stakes business litigation, plaintiff's legal malpractice, and catastrophic personal injury cases. Nicole understands the impact that litigation can have on a client's life, and her advocacy for her clients is empowered by her empathy and passion for being a trial lawyer. She balances the demands of all of her clients by being organized, analytical, and precise. Moreover, Nicole prepares a case from the start as though it will proceed to trial, always keeping in mind the ultimate goal of the client.
Nicole represents clients in state and federal court in and outside of Colorado. She has tried cases to juries, to judges, and through arbitration, but also strives to reach early resolution where doing so serves the best interests of her clients. Nicole has published and presented on various subjects, from the impact a contract may have on the claims a party may assert to the ethical considerations for practicing lawyers to the ways in which to manage litigation costs in document intensive cases. In addition to practicing trial law, she also teaches it. Over the years, she has coached the University of Denver law school’s National Trial Team and taught Trial Practicum and Day One: Civil Practice Lab, classes which focus on the practice of civil litigation and advocacy in the courtroom.
American Association of Justice
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
Colorado Bar AssociationInternational Society of Primerus Law Firms
* After Dave Repsher, a flight nurse, suffered full thickness burns to over 90 percent of his body when a helicopter on which he was a crewmember crashed, Nicole labored on the product liability case filed against the helicopter manufacturer and helicopter operator. In addition to her work on liability issues, she and Murray Ogborn worked in partnership to focus on the damages portion of the case, which resulted in a $100 million settlement for their clients Dave and Amanda Repsher.
*Nicole took a lead position in a nation-wide mass tort involving claims against hundreds of defendants for dental malpractice in the treatment of children. The cases also included charges of fraud, violation of the corporate practice of medicine laws, and conspiracy. She issued a white paper on the corporate practice of medicine/dentistry and successfully defeated multiple motions to dismiss, for bifurcation, for change of venue, and for summary judgment. The matter resolved with settlements exceeding $40 million in favour of the children.
*When the wind down of a government construction project resulted in a six-figure dispute between joint venturers, Nicole provided substantial assistance in forcing the close-up of the business to the financial benefit of her client.*Nicole assisted her client in establishing liability and damages against an attorney in a legal malpractice action, which pushed the matter into mediation and resulted in a settlement even before the client had to file a complaint or incur added costs and attorney fees.
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