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Nicole Li

Nicole Li

Practice areas:

Administrative Law, Business, Health Care

About Me

Nicole started The Li Law Firm to assist health care providers interact with regulators and insurance companies.  Along with providing compliance and business advice, Nicole has successfully defended the licenses of dozens of providers against allegations of unprofessional conduct before the Washington State Department of Health.  She has also helped many health care providers and practice groups either reduce or eliminate post-audit repayment demands from insurance companies.  She is experienced with helping providers establish, maintain, and defend their credentials with payers.


The Li Law Firm launched a separate practice group, Northern Lights Legal Services, to assist with the legal and regulatory compliance needs of Washington's marijuana and industrial hemp businesses.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Administrative Law: 34%
    8 years
  2. Health Care: 33%
    8 years
  3. Business: 33%
    8 years



Hourly ($300-350/hour), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Stefanie Marie Dorn

    Nicole is an exceptional advocate and a strong fighter on behalf of her clients. Her compassionate and warm nature puts clients at ease, and she fights tirelessly for their best interest. She is a go-to resource for health care law and cannabis law issues and serves as a mentor for many attorneys, myself included. She is very involved in the legal community and is a strong advocate for women’s rights.


    Stefanie Dorn Expungement Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Pezhman Pakneshan

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Pezhman Pakneshan DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Li Law Firm / Northern Lights Legal Services

1001 Fourth Avenue
Suite 3200
Seattle, WA, 98154



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Edward V. Sparer FellowshipUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School2003
Equal Justice Foundation grantUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School2003
Equal Justice Foundation grantUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School2002
travel/research grantUniversity of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics2002
Teaching AssistantshipUniversity of Washington Dept of Philosophy1999
Teaching AssistantshipUniversity of Washington Dept of Philosophy1998
Teaching AssistantshipUniversity of Washington Dept of Philosophy1997
Research AssistantshipUniversity of Washington Dept of Philosophy1996
Departmental Honors (Philosophy)Brown University1995

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Cooperating AttorneyACLU Of Washington2014 - Present
Legal CounselWashington State Hemp Industries Association2014 - Present
US Legal AdvisorHemp Technologies Global, New Zealand2014 - Present
AttorneyNorthern Lights Legal Services2014 - Present
AttorneyThe Li Law Firm, PS2013 - Present
AttorneyThe Zielke Law Firm, PS2012 - 2013
AttorneyCoopersmith Health Law Group2007 - 2009
Public Policy AnalystInternational Community Health Services2007 - 2007
Legal AdvisorNew Zealand Health and Disability Commissioner's Office2005 - 2006

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Coalition for Cannabis Standards & Ethicsmember2015 - Present
Americans for Safe Accessmember2015 - Present
ACLU of Washingtonmember2014 - Present
MJBA Women's Alliancemember2014 - Present
Marijuana Business Associationmember2014 - Present
National Cannabis Industry Associationmember2014 - Present
WSBA Business Law SectionAttorney Member2014 - Present
NORML Women of WashingtonMember2013 - Present
Washington Women Lawyers (King County chapter)Member2013 - Present
Asian Bar Association of WashingtonMember2013 - Present
Professional Licensing Subsection (WSBA Health Law Section)Attorney Member2013 - Present
King County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
International Community Health Services Foundation BoardVice President2007 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2006 - Present
Biomedical IRB - University of WashingtonMember1997 - Present

Publication NameTitleDate
King County Medical Society BulletinMedical Spa Directors2015
King County Bar BulletinCan Giving Up the Keys Be Empowering?2014
King County Medical Society BulletinStepping Back from the Brink: Involuntary Commitment2014
King County Medical SocietyDiagnosing Domestic Violence2014
King County Medical Society BulletinCan Giving Up the Keys be Empowering?2013
King County Medical Society BulletinMind the Gap: Negotiating Your Way to Better Pay2011
King County Medical Society BulletinWhen is it Time to Retire?2011
King County Medical Society BulletinConfidentiality & Kids2011
King County Medical Society BulletinHow Social Media Can Affect Your Practice2011
King County Medical Society BulletinMaking Meaningful Use of 'Meaningful Use'2011
King County Medical Society BulletinThe Virtues of Patient-Center Communication2010
King County Medical Society BulletinHow to Become an Effective Negotiator2010
The New Zealand Journal of Bioethical InquiryOut of the Armchair: One Bioethics Student's Search for Practical Knowledge in Kenya2004
National Judicial Education ProgramGender, Justice & Law: From Asylum to Zygotes: Issues and Resources for Judicial, Legal and Continuing Education (Bioethics Section)2003

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
The University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolLawJD2004
The University of Pennsylvania Medical SchoolBioethicsMaster of Bioethics2004
The University of WashingtonPhilosophyMA1999
Brown UniversityPhilosophyBA1995

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
WABA Seattle ConferenceApplied Behavior Analysis: Legal Issues2014
University of Otago, New ZealandMedical Research Ethics in Nairobi, Kenya2004
New Zealand Bioethics ConferenceMedical Research Ethics in Nairobi, Kenya2004