Practice Areas

What can Nicol Law Offices, LLC assist you with today?


Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense is a very broad term. I work to ensure clients have effective and efficient criminal defense, and I draw heavily on my time prosecuting cases to know how to defeat the DA’s case! I have experience across all types of criminal defense matters, including, but not limited to:

  • Felony defense
  • Sex crimes
  • Misdemeanor cases
  • Juvenile law
  • Domestic violence
  • Drugs & paraphernalia cases 
  • Probation violations
  • Sealing and expungement
  • Animal cases
  • Noise and other municipal violations
  • Marijuana law
  • Burglary and theft
  • Arson
  • Weapons charges
  • ​Protection Orders


DUI, DWAI, and Traffic

DUI, DWAI, and traffic cases involve much more than going to court to represent yourself. Nicol Law Offices, LLC can represent you in the criminal matter AND assist with Department of Motor Vehicle/ DMV hearings and appeals!

  • Traffic cases
  • Careless or reckless driving
  • Speeding tickets 
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI)
  • Minor in Possession/ MIP
  • Baby DUI (under 21)
  • Biking or Boating Under the Influence (BUI)
  • Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO)
  • Driving Under Restraing (DUR)



I am a licensed Colorado Real Estate Broker, and I am very knowledgable in real estate matters. I also manages a large commercial property in Fort Collins, which keeps me up to date on the latest real estate trends, in the following areas:

  • Landlord Tenant evictions
  • Tenant representation
  • Lease negotiations, drafting, and review
  • Security deposit issues


  • Keeping It Positive

    Recently, I've realized how much I enjoying going into the bank in person to see my favorite teller.  Often, I take my now 9 month-old in with me.  This teller is the most personable and caring individual I have ever had the joy of meeting.  She is essentially a total stranger to me.  I can't actually tell you her name (and I realize that's on me and I need to make a point to look at her name-tag the next time I'm in there). I've never seen her outside of work.  But darn if I don't love going in to chat with her.This kindhearted woman has told me on at least fifty […]

  • Time Management is HARD

    Time Management is Hard. Capital H.A.R.D. In recent weeks, I've had a lot of things change.  My infant son has started trying his hand (or feet?) at walking WAY TOO EARLY, and I broke my leg only a few weeks before he took the plunge. I've also had other personal health problems, hired a paralegal intern, and both hubs and I have had solo traveling trips without the rest of the fam.  It's been a lot to manage.  Add to it some insanely intense project management of various vendors doing construction on our home (thank you, hail storms), and I'm not entirely sure how I've […]

  • I'm BAAAACK!

    Well, my maternity leave is officially over.  I took a few months off at the first of the year to deliver a wonderful little addition to this world.  Although I started Nicol Law Offices as a solo-solo, having a child has made me wonder whether it might not be a good idea to start looking for an intern, law student, administrative assistant, or paralegal.  The kicker: I am just starting the firm back up and can't pay anyone.  So... anyone interested in an unpaid internship? Know anyone? Spread the word! Lots of great legal experience, ability to market a growing law firm […]

  • May is Celiac Awareness Month

    Celiac Disease Affects 1 in 133 AmericansAs many of you may have realized, I've taken a break for a few months from writing here on the blog.  Based on the title to this blog, you probably think that it was because I was sick from being a celiac.  Nope! Although, I was one of the individuals pictured in the video above!I was, in fact, pregnant with our first child for much of last year.  I gave birth to a healthy baby boy shortly after the New Year. I took a few months off from practicing law as a solo attorney in order to focus on my new, expanded family.  For much of […]

  • The History of Thanksgiving Turkey Pardons

    This year, as many of you know, I am dealing with many family changes.  I am currently very pregnant, and expecting our first child in January.  (Practicing law while pregnant will likely be my next post; whenever my energy level allows for it!) Maybe that's why I have been trying to focus on the positive things in life lately, striving to find the middle ground, and overall trying to strike a balance in this crazy world we live in.  As much of my social media feed is drowning in post-election woes/celebrations and the Standing Rock stand-off, I thought it best that perhaps I […]