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Prior to joining Maples Law Firm, Nicole was an Associate with The Cheek Law Firm. In that position, she used her expertise to represent both Plaintiffs and Defendants in employment matters as well as insurance law. Until 2006, Nicole was an associate with the law firm of Hammons & Gowens, one of the premier Plaintiff's employment law firms in Oklahoma. She spent more than five years specializing in Plaintiff's employment law, including Age, Gender, Racial and Religious discrimination as well as many FMLA and ADA cases.


Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Nicole graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1996 with a degree in Political Science. She received her Juris Doctor from the Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1999. While in Law School, Nicole interned with Legal Aid of Western Oklahoma as well as the Oklahoma District Attorneys Council. She also worked as an editor for the project run by the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Immediately after law school, while working for the Oklahoma City firm of Phillips, McFall, McVay, McCaffrey & Murrah, Nicole focused on the products liability cases dealing with Phen-Fen diet drug. She has also been an instructor teaching substantive law courses for paralegal programs. Nicole is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Okahoma, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Colorado, the Western District Court of Oklahoma, the Eastern District Court of Oklahoma, the Northern District Court of Oklahoma, the US Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Oklahoma and the US District Court for the Western District of Texas.


Areas of Practice:

  • Nursing Home Neglect

  • Personal Injury

  • Catastrophic Injuries

  • Defective Products

  • Trucking Accidents

  • Medical Malpractice

  • Employment Law (Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, etc)


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 20%
  2. Employment & Labor: 20%
  3. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 20%
  4. Medical Malpractice: 20%
  5. Defective and Dangerous Products: 20%

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OKAuthorized to practice law199906/14/2010
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateMaples Law Firm2007 - Present
AssociateThe Cheek Law Firm2006 - 2007
AssociateHammons, Gowens & Associates2000 - 2006
AssociatePhillips, McFall, McVay, McCaffrey & Murrah1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oklahoma Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
Oklahoma Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
United States Court of Appeals, 10th CircuitMemberN/A
United States District Court for the Western District of TexasMemberN/A
United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of OklahomaMemberN/A
United States District Court for the Northern District of OklahomaMemberN/A
United States District Court for the Western District of OklahomaMemberN/A
United States District Court for the Eastern District of OklahomaMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Associated Content from Yahoo!Are Transgendered and Transsexual Individuals Protected by Employment Discrimination Laws?2006
Associated Content from Yahoo!Same-sex Harassment - it is Really the Same!2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Oklahoma City University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Miami University of OhioPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Employment Law 2005: The Cutting EdgeSame Sex Harassment, Sexual Stereotypes and Transgender Discrimination: The New Frontier. The Plaintiff’s perspective2005