In addition, to prosecuting hundreds of Justice of the Peace, Misdemeanor and Felony cases Nicole is most notably known for her experience and expertise in the field of white collar crime and civil litigation.  She was the first white collar crime prosecutor in the history of Montgomery County and went on to serve as the Chief of the White Crime and Civil Division for five years.  Under her direction, leadership and with her expertise, this division prosecuted cases that were complex, paper intensive and require specialized knowledge.  Many of the cases handled by the white collar division required direct and routine interaction with special agents from the following law enforcement agencies on both the State and Federal Level:

 

  • Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI_
  • Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Homeland Security (HSI)
  • Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

 

As the former White Collar and Civil Division Chief, Nicole has first degree felony experience in all financial and fraud related crimes, including but not limited to,

  • Money Laundering
  • Engaging in Organized Crime
  • Aggregate Theft
  • Theft from a Non-Profit Organization
  • Theft from the Elderly
  • Identity Theft
  • Misapplication of Fiduciary Property
  • Securing Execution of Document by Deception
  • Tampering with a Government Document
  • Credit Card Abuse
  • Title Fraud

 

Having evaluated and negotiated thousands of criminal cases while serving as a Chief prosecutor in the public sector, Nicole has the ability to evaluate cases from both the prosecution and defense perspective.  This is a major benefit to her clients.  She has the expertise to give real world advice about the risk and benefits of pursing justice to a judge or jury trial.  Her dual perspective gives her client's the advantage of having an attorney that can identify the value of a case and therefore able to advocate the very best resolution for their case.


Nicole has experience in all levels of criminal prosecution.  A career trial attorney she has tried criminal cases in the Justice of the Peace, Misdemeanor and Felony Courts.  She is familiar with the Judges and well respected in the legal community.  Nicole has handled hundreds of misdemeanor cases and has extensive jury trial experience with offenses including, but not limited to,  Driving While Intoxicated,  Possession of Marijuana,  Theft and Assault Family Violence.


Having built the White Collar Crime and Civil Division from the ground up, Nicole was then selected for her skill and experience to build the Major Crimes Division.   During her tenure, she was directly involved with narcotics officers in the investigation and prosecution of large-scale narcotics offenses (multi-kilo cocaine, marijuana, meth and heroine cases).  Nicole gained invaluable experience as the Major Crimes Division Chief where prosecuted all major drug cases with first degree felony amounts.  There is no case too big, or too small for Nicole to handle. 

 
As a Chief Prosecutor in two specialized divisions at the Montgomery County District attorney’s Office she learned how the Department of Justice conducts investigations and how the District Attorney’s Office conducts grand jury presentations, jury trials, criminal forfeitures and bond forfeitures.   


No case is too big or or too small for Nicole to handle. She has over ten years of criminal experience in cases, including but not limited to:


Possession of Marijuana

Possession of Controlled Substance

Driving While Intoxicated

Driving While License Invalid

Assault 

Assault Family Violence

Aggravated Robbery






 


civil litigation

Having served as the Chief Prosecutor of the White Collar Crime, Civil Division, Major Crimes and the Asset and Bond Forfeiture Division for the current Montgomery County District Attorney, Nicole has unique insight into how to approach you case.


criminal defense

Nicole's civil litigation experience sets her apart from other attorneys in this area.  She has tried cases to successful verdict and obtained full attorney's fees for her clients.  She not only has the skill set to successfully take your case, if necessary she has a competitive advantage in trial from her trial days in the District Attorney's Office. A trial lawyer and a successful litigator are two skill sets you need on your side.  

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