Job Justice | California Employee Rights



  • Columbia Law School, J.D.
  • Western Washington University, B.A.
  • University of Southern California, Resident Honors and Thematic Option Honors

Bar admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court: Central District of California

Professional affiliations

  • California State Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Employment Labor Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association


  • Authored an article for the annual ADR issue of the Advocate magazine, August 2020. “Three Reasons Mediations Fail and Three Ways To Move Forward” synthesizes industry sentiment and Nicole’s personal approach to building upon failed mediations.
  • Authored the cover story for the pandemic-themed issue of Orange County Lawyer magazine, November 2020. “Seven Illegal Situations Employees Should Recognize” provides practical advice to employees and necessary tools for employers to address workplace rights.
  • Co-authored an article on environmental damage calculations in relation to litigation tactics addressed by state attorneys general in a national symposium.

Honors and recognition

  • Up-and-Coming 25: Orange County Rising Stars (2016 and 2017)
  • Up-and-Coming 50: Women Southern California Rising Stars List (2016 and 2017)
  • Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Star, Labor and Employment Law (2015 to 2017)
  • Southern California Super Lawyer, Labor and Employment Law, Super Lawyers Magazine (2019 to 2024)
  • Orange County Bar Association Labor & Employment Section: Chair (2021), Chair Elect (2020), Secretary/Treasurer (2019), and Executive Committee Member
  • Editor, Columbia Law School Foundation Year Moot Court Program
  • Staff Member, Columbia Journal of Environmental Law
  • Public Service Fellowship and Public Interest Law Foundation Student Funded Fellowship