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Nicole C. Armstrong

Family Attorney at Lowell, MA

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    New Hampshire - NH 11 years
    Massachusetts - MA 20 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NH
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Nicole

Learn Nicole’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Family
    We focus our practice on all aspects of domestic relations litigation. Our representation can be caring and contemplative when it needs to be, assertive and aggressive when the situation warrants. - Divorce - Custody - Support/Alimony - Modification/Contempt - Paternity - Restraining Orders - Guardian Ad Litem Investigations - Parent Coordinator Services - Limited Assistance Representation

    21 years

I focus my practice on all aspects of family law litigation representing clients in divorces, paternity actions, support issues, and child custody matters in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  Prior to opening Armstrong Law, P.C., I practiced family law at a boutique law firm just north of Boston where I represented clients in numerous courts throughout the state of Massachusetts including Probate and Family Court, Civil Court and Criminal Court.

I am a trained Limited Assistance Representation Attorney, Guardian Ad Litem, Mediator, Conciliator and Collaborative Law Attorney.

I have been selected by Super Lawyers®, a rating service of lawyers, for inclusion in the 2012 New England Rising Stars, a list to which only 2.5% of eligible attorneys are selected.  The selection process is similar to that of Super Lawyers and based on peer nominations, peer evaluations and independent research. I was also recognized as an Outstanding Young Lawyer in the Top Women Attorneys section as published in Boston Magazine in April, 2013.

I have served as a faculty member for the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Family Law Trial Advocacy Workshop and is a volunteer Lawyer of the Day for the Middlesex Probate and Family Court.

I am a Dean's List graduate of Suffolk University Law School. During my time at Suffolk, I received the Oral Advocacy Award in the First Year Moot Court Section Competition and was a Member of the National Trial Team as well as the National Women's Law Student's Association (NWLSA). I was also the Co-Director of NWLSA Sojourner Truth National Moot Court Trial Competition and participated in the Moot Court Honor Board Interscholastic Mock Trial Competition. In addition, I was a Legal Intern in the criminal division of the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office as well as a Student Prosecutor (Rule 3.03 Certified) for the Massachusetts Middlesex County District Attorney's Office (Lowell).

I achieved my Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology in 2000 from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and was a member of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology.

I am a brother of the Alpha Phi Omega, Kappa Omicron Chapter – A national co-ed fraternity dedicated to community service, where I have held many board positions including Academic Chair, Rush Coordinator and Nominations Committee. 

I am also a proud alumna of the University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band (UMMB) under the direction of the nationally acclaimed late George N. Parks.

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Armstrong Law, P.C.
287 Appleton Street, Suite 208
Lowell, MA, 01852


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  5 customer reviews
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Posted by Leo | February 7, 2014
****A++++++++, Highly recommended!!!, best family Attorney!!Thanks so much for your help****
Nicole was very knowledgeable with my child support case, she knew all the proper motions to file. She got me in and out of court each time we went and was right on what she said during her free consultation. I highly recommend her and if needed I would 100% hire her again. Thanks so much for your help! Leo
Posted by Calvin | August 21, 2013
Great Attorney
Attorney Armstrong is very pointed, prompt, diligent, and well versed in the subject matter. She quickly understands the relative task at hand, seeks and achieves a very favorable result successfully. I would recommend her any day, without hesitation. She’s one of the best!
Posted by Tom | August 21, 2013
client review
Overall a very competent and effective lawyer for my situation who helped me through the process and worked out a deal that was all that I could hope for. I felt that Ms. Armstrong was effective in negotiations and knew what was a fair end result and was able to drive to that end. She was able to educate me on areas where I was inexperienced in a way that was easy to accept - for example division of $ that was not to my expectations. She was able to convey to me that my view was not the standard way that $ was divided and gently made me realize that my initial view was flawed. Ms. Armstrong was responsive during the lengthy process. Over many months, I always received a phone or email response in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Ms. Armstrong to other potential clients.
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Posted by Alex | August 15, 2013
Great Attorney
I highly recommend Attorney Nicole Armstrong to any person going through a divorce. When I hired Nicole I was 9 months into my case with another attorney and facing some major obstacles. I was at risk of losing custody of my kids, paying an extreme child support and loosing over 25k in credit card debt my ex-wife had racked up post separation. I was desperate and scared as I am sure anyone going through this would be. In short Nicole Armstrong ensured the law applied correctly to my case and she got me shared custody of my children, a reduced fair support and I recovered the 25k in credit card debt. I strongly suggest to anyone going through a divorce to ensure they hire the right attorney. The outcome is not based on logic its 100% dependent on the representation you have. Nicole is extremely knowledgeable about family law; she is responsive, fair and transparent. Nicole came highly recommend to me and I in turn highly recommend you to at least vet her before hiring an attorney.
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Posted by Jack | August 14, 2013
Who is your favorite attorney
I titled this as Who is your favorite attorney because of a phone call I received a few months ago and those were the first words I heard. That was the day Nicole called me to tell me that we won round 1. Chuckling my ass off really. Do I feel comfortable recommending Nicole? That would be without hesitation. From the first minute in her office I knew I had chosen the right person for the job even though I had to go through the other door every visit. You will too, there is no other way. I came to her for a divorce. Then less than a week later I placed a tough 3 state Non Biological Father custody case on her lap and within what seemed like minutes she had a plan in place and I felt secure for my family. She got us into court on an emergency hearing for temporary custody and my wonderful daughter would remain safe in our house. Now came the objections from the biological parents and I did not worry. Laughing a bit here as I am sure Nicole was very happy that I did not have to speak in court. She relayed my words with accuracy in my twisted language proper enough and legal enough to say what I wanted without having to include a few choice phrases. I know I tried to convince her that I don't give a rats ass was proper. She kept me completely informed every step of the way. No paper got filed without the changes I wanted. What did she do for me? is one of them questions She kept me at ease.. she walked me through and kept me calm and when I say this was a complicated case believe me I think covering 3 states and some other messes is kind of a complication. Especially that one of those states has some sort of we hold jurisdiction clause and worse that was the state that the biological father resided and he was the main fight. She made me not worry. She is full of hope and happiness so that even when you are worried the most, you instantly smile and remain calm. Although she did not tell me how to sleep on the night of the first court date . As each new obstacle got placed in front of her she found a way to accomplish it and make it work. She cares about her clients, she is not just an attorney, she is a person who wants only the best for her clients and she will stay up late to make sure it gets done right. In two days I will be signing the final custody paperwork and my daughter will not have to ever worry about leaving her home again. We are forever grateful to you Nicole.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Davis & Davis, P.C.
  • 2004 - 2011


  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Relocation
  • Mother allowed to relocate across country with the parties' two children.
  • Custody of Child Born Out of Wedlock
  • Custody to Father
  • Custody of 3 Young Children in Divorce
  • Custody Awarded to Father
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  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • 2017 - Present
  • Greater Boston Family Law American Inn of Court
  • 2015 - Present
  • Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation
  • 2014 - Present
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Massachusetts Association of Guardians ad Litem
  • 2012 - Present
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Greater Lowell Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Boston’s Top Rated Lawyers of 2015
  • Boston's Legal Leaders/The Boston Globe
  • 2015
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer, Top Women Attorneys
  • Boston Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Oral Advocacy Award
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • 30 Questions & 30 Answers: Solving Your Most Common Family Law Problems
  • Faculty
  • 2015
  • Starting & Maintaining a Thriving Family Law Practice
  • Chair
  • 2014
  • Introducing & Excluding Evidence
  • Faculty
  • 2014
  • Family Law Trial Advocacy Workshop
  • Faculty Critiquer
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (9)
Endorse Nicole
Family Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Nicole is one of the hardest working lawyers I know and knows her stuff. She's very well respected among the family law bar and is a genuinely good person. It's always been a pleasure to see her at court."
Family Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had several cases with Attorney Armstrong on the other side. She is a zealous advocate while also attempting to resolve the matter by agreement, to the benefit of all parties involved. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Armstrong is a knowledgeable and well respected lawyer in the community. She is a zealous advocate for her clients ensuring they get the result they deserve. I would highly recommend her any domestic relations matter."
Family Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Attorney Armstrong for over ten years. I have always found her to be smart, detail oriented and client focused with the unique ability to be aggressive where necessary while effectuating fair settlements. I highly recommend her!"
Family Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Armstrong is a strong advocate and very conscientious in her efforts to obtain sustainable outcomes for her clients. She is fiercely intelligent in the choices she helps her clients make and always looks out for her clients' best interests."
Family Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Armstrong is a knowledgable and passionate advocate for her clients and is well respected within the legal community. I have worked with Attorney Armstrong in the past and endorse Nicole with confidence."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole is exceptionally knowledgeable in the area of family law. She is an incredible advocate for her clients and really listens and fights for them. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Armstrong is always well prepared and will zealously advocate for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She provides detailed and insightful analysis to questions posed by AVVO subscribers. The detailed responses and thorough explanations provided here display a vast knowledge of the law. She is an asset to the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Nicole is a credit to the legal community. We had a particularly contentious case together, and she handled it zealously on behalf of her client, but she was reasonable, and we were able to come to a settlement which was in the best interests of both of our clients. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Armstrong. Her answers to legal questions on Avvo are always clear, well thought out, and helpful."
Family Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Armstrong is a very professional and knowledgeable advocate whose articulate answers make her an strong asset to her clients and others in our legal community."
Family Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Attorney Armstrong. She has an excellent reputation in the legal community, is very knowledgeable about any family law matter, and is a tremendous advocate for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.This attorney has a strong reputation, is a zealous advocate for her clients and is a credit to the legal community."
Family Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Nicole C. Armstrong is obviously a very knowledgeable and articulate legal advocate with substantial practical experience, but more importantly she clearly represents her clients with passion, commitment, and judicial efficiency. I endorse attorney Armstrong with enthusiasm.."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Armstrong is an outstanding attorney with an excellent reputation. She is a strong and zealous adovate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly endorse her."
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