About Justie Criminal Defense Attorney


Justie Nicol, Fort Collins criminal attorney founded Nicol Law Offices, LLC in 2015 to serve the Front Range, Larimer County and Northeastern Colorado communities.

You live in a rural area in Colorado? No problem! I travel to legal clients throughout nearly a quarter of the state of Colorado. You’re not sure what category of law you need help with? No big deal!  I practice in a number of areas of law.  I sought out experience in many different legal practice areas in order to prepare for solo practice at my own law firm. I also have a large network of attorneys I can refer cases to. You wonder if a law firm is a reputable business? Well, I have Accounting and Political Science degrees through the Honors Program at Colorado State University, so I know what it takes to run my own business. Founding Nicol Law Offices, LLC has been a long-term business plan for me for decades. By running my law firm solo, I can honestly say your case is very important to me and I can guarantee that you will receive personalized attention from an attorney every step along the way!

Why will your case be handled  better by Nicol Law Offices, LLC than by another firm?  

Well, it all comes down to your lawyer!  I was a former prosecutor for the largest DA’s Office in Colorado, so I know how to try and win cases, and–better yet–how to beat the DA’s case.  While employed as a Deputy District Attorney, I handled traffic, misdemeanor, felony, and juvenile cases, covering everything from DUI/DWAI’s to felony assaults and armed robbery. I was the County Court Lead District Attorney, supervising others who prosecuted these crimes, too.  I also worked on domestic violence cases, including trying Habitual DV cases.  I have significant trial experience, and I have tried cases in many different counties of Colorado.  I am also a real estate broker, well-versed in business’ legal needs, and a Colorado native.

Getting an experienced attorney to handle your case can make the difference
between piece of mind and prison time.

In addition to prosecuting cases, I have also taught lawyers, cops, and government officials on a wide variety of criminal law subjects. I have lectured at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, as well as DU’s Graduate School of Social Work.  I have taught entire police departments on investigative techniques for strangulation cases, and animal control officers throughout Colorado. I have taught newer lawyers how to challenge experts in court.  I have taught District Attorneys how to prosecute crimes, and I have now turned this experience into representing the accused.   Let me put this knowledge to use for you! I can solve your criminal defense problems, whatever type of case it might be.  I work dilligently to ensure fair and full representation of those charged with even the most heinous crimes.
Prior to being a prosecutor, I also worked for the ACLU on a large, class-action lawsuit on behalf of prisoners incarcerated in a private prison facility known as “gladiator school.”  At the same time, I also handled unemployment appeals as a contract appellate judge during the economic downturn.  I have also advised and represented bankruptcy and tax clients to ensure that they were treated fairly and able to keep as many assets as possible.  Complex cases can be challenging, that is why it is important to have an attorney representing you who is comfortable multi-tasking. Did I mention I held all three of these jobs at the same time? I know what it means to work for a living… Let me work for you!

Your case is not less important because you have less money to spend on an attorney!
Ask about my modest means fee schedule, payment plans, or student/non-profit/governmental discount programs today!

I understand the value of hard work, and my time representing folks suffering financial hardships helped to shape Nicol Law Offices, LLC’s financial policies.  I am proud to say I help those that cannot afford high-priced lawyers (hint: higher legal fees do not mean better lawyers).  By going solo, I can keep costs down, and I utilize the most recent technology to stay in close communication with my clients.
I also have experience representing businesses and commercial clients.  As a worker’s compensation attorney, I represented insurance agencies, third party adjusters, and self-insured employers in defending on-the-job injuries.  This experience taught me the value of good experts in court, and I am extremely well-versed in reading and understanding hospital records, lab reports, and other medical documents.
As a licensed real estate broker, I also have a deep appreciation for the the unique commercial landscape found in Colorado.  I work in the property management field to this day! Every rental real estate transaction involves both a landlord and a tenant, and I can offer individuals and companies valuable advice and tips to protect their rights in any real estate transaction.  I do not represent parties buying or selling real estate, and do not accept commissions for real estate work.  I do not practice in the areas of wills, trusts/estates, or family law, but I can provide referrals to local attorneys for folks needing such legal advice.

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