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Meredith Sien Nicholson

Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney at Durham, NC

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Durham Divorce & Separation Lawyer, Durham Criminal Defense Lawyer

  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2000
    Active No misconduct found

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About Meredith

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Practice areas
  1. Speeding and traffic ticket
    Traffic tickets can be tricky and NicholsonPham takes the time to do it right. Every motor vehicle violation can have long-term effects on your driving record and on your insurance premiums. We thoroughly review your driving record and negotiate with the assistant district attorney to achieve the best possible result to save you money, insurance surcharges and suspension of your license.

    23 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Divorce and separation

  3. Adoption

  4. Criminal defense
    Have litigated and defended hundreds of felony and misdemeanors for clients in three counties in the Triangle area of North Carolina.

    23 years, 800 cases

  5. Family
    NicholsonPham works with families of all types to achieve a favorable outcome, whether we litigate inside the courtroom or negotiate outside the courthouse doors. We handle child support, divorce, child custody, adoptions and TPR 's (termination of parental rights).

    17 years, 10 cases

Meredith Nicholson is a founding partner of NicholsonPham. Meredith received her Juris Doctor from UNC Chapel Hill School of Law and practices in the areas of family law, litigation, and business law. She focuses her practice on litigation surrounding adoption, surrogacy, and Artificial Reproductive Technology law on behalf of the LGBT community. Meredith is dedicate to providing Latino outreach and frequently engages with the community to provide legal information in Spanish. 


NicholsonPham, PLLC
113 Broadway Street
Durham, NC, 27701

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Posted by Kyle | December 13, 2019
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Divorce/Separation Services
I couldn't be happier with the representation I received from NicholsonPham. I dealt personally with Meredith Nicholson and she handled my divorce/separation. Having come to her after being frustrated with my previous experience, Meredith was a breath of fresh air. She was always ready, willing and able to answer my questions and boy did I have many. I felt valued, cared for and that my case was a priority. It was difficult enough going through this process and dealing with the fact that my spouse had cheated on me with my best firend, Meredith was able to provide me with no-nonsense representation and I am forever grateful for her guidance. I can't recommend NicholsonPham or Meredith, Kristin and Rebecca / their team enough. They actually care and will do whatever they can to make sure you feel like you are in the know throughout the entire process. You really can't ask for much more than that.
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Posted by Zach | May 25, 2016
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Traffic Citation
I retained Ms. Nicholson's services last month after receiving a traffic ticket in Durham. It was the first citation I had received, and so was uncertain as to how to proceed. Ms. Nicholson, her partner, and the rest of her staff were all very professional and answered all of the questions I had. They put me at ease, and I worried much less about the situation after our conversations. Ms. Nicholson was able to get the traffic case dismissed in this specific instance, and I could not have been more happy with the outcome. However, even if the result had been different, I would still recommend her firm due to her professionalism and transparency throughout the process.
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Posted by Elyse | July 6, 2015
DMV (monitech) hearing
I recieved a letter from the DMV in relation to an incident with my monitech device. I got the letter for DMV court on Monday and called Meredith the same day and she made time to have a meeting with me that same day as well as go to the hearing with me that Friday. She was amazing I was so frazzled About goin to a DMV hearing. Meredith sat down with me we talked about the events that lead to the incident and she really made me feel comfortable and gave me the confidence I needed to prove my case and keep my license. I would recommended her to anyone in a similar situation or dealing with the DMV at all!
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Posted by wg | July 3, 2015
Total Satisfaction
Got a speeding ticket recently in Orange county. Me having another ticket within last 12 months, Meredith recommended different options with detailed explanation of plus & minus. Based on that, I was able to decide the best choice for myself easily. She worked hard in my representation and secured my choice of outcome successful with the court. I am very happy with her service and would recommend it to anyone without hesitation.
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Posted by Nicole | September 9, 2013
More than I had hoped for
Meredith helped up with a difficult adoption case. I'm convinced without her knowledge and research the case would have come out differently. Her and her partner, Milan Pham went above and beyond. Her office always kept us up to date on what was going on. The communications were frequent and her fees were more than fair. I can't say enough good things about our experience with NicholsonPham.
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Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2013
Greatest Attorney
Attorney Nicholson is incredibly knowledgeable and responsive. She has done a great job in collecting the evidence, communicating with the DA, and keeping me informed all the time. As a result, I got a great outcome: all charges are dismissed! Thank you so much, Meredith!
Posted by Blanca | June 10, 2013
You're in Great Hands.
In a moment as conflicting and stressful as a divorce, Attorney Nicholson explained my options with ease. She is extremely knowledgeable, dedicated and flexible. I truly recommend Attorney Nicholson and assure you that if you're fortunate enough to have her represent you, you'll be in great hands.
Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2010
incredible result from Meredith
Attorney Nicholson tried very hard on my speeding ticket. She continued the case a few times and eventually managed to reduce it to an IE. In Durham county this is almost impossible. I called many attorneys and they all told me that my best result would be 9 mi over limit in Durham county. Attorney Nicholson did her magic on my case. Thanks!
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Posted by Christopher | November 23, 2009
I am happy to recommend
I met with Meredith and her partner Milan based on a family recommendation. They were the second of four meetings I had scheduled when I researched who I would be using to represent me in the legal matter I had. I contacted them because they were able to represent me both with the criminal charges filed against me and the family and child custody consequences of the criminal charges. I decided to work with Meredith and her partner based solely on that initial interview and the feeling I had of them coming out of it. I felt they were far more personal than the other lawyers I had spoken with and considered their knowledge of their trade to be at least equal to that of the others. My choice served me very well. Through out the process what I appreciated most was their commitment to communicate. I never had any doubt that I was being taken care of or was receiving their best work. Their response to questions that came up for me was quick and complete. The process and my options were talked through each time we spoke making clear what was needed from me and what they would be doing to further the ball along. When the process reached trial the legal points they prepared to argue and their skills with negotiating made the difference. We received an outcome far better than I was prepared for. I have had dealings with lawyers on only one other occasion and can only hope that in the event I have a legal need in the future, I will be taken care of as well as I was by Meredith and her partner Milan. I am happy to recommend Meredith for legal services and when I have Legal needs in business I will be seeking NicholsonPham LLC. for their services in that arena also. Meredith is a fighter you would do well to have on your side as I happily found out. Meredith, Thank you for your time, your efforts, and your great work. Very Sincerely Christopher
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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2009
Traffic Ticket
I was very upset when I got a ticket for speeding in a school zone, specially after I found out how much my insurance would go up. A friend recommended Mrs. Nicholson and she exceeded my expectations. I didn't even have to be in court! Thanks Meredith! MLM
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • NicholsonPham, Attorneys at Law
  • 2009 - Present
  • Associate
  • Kurtz & Blum
  • 2001 - 2009


  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995


  • Family Law Institute of the LGBT Bar
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Latino Affairs Committee
  • President
  • 2005 - 2007

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow
  • Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys
  • 2017


  • Critical Terms in Criminal Proceedings, in Spanish and English
  • Co-author, published by the North Carolina Bar Association
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • A Practical Guide for Understanding & Navigating Traffic Court
  • Program Chair - Traffic Law CLE
  • 2012
  • New Admittee Professionalism CLE
  • Speaker - Organizing Your Law Office
  • 2011
  • Tecnicas de Litigacion Oral - Baja California, Mexico
  • Trial Advocacy Training for Mexican attorneys in the State of Baja California
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Meredith is one of the most thoughtful and intelligent people that I know. She has the required temperament for a lawyer and is absolutely professional at every step. I would not hesitate to work with her or to have her as my own lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Meredith knows her stuff. Anytime someone needs a criminal defense attorney in Durham, she's top of the list."
Business Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Ms. Nicholson is a bright, hardworking, dedicated attorney who is an absolute joy to be around. I recommend her for any area, but especially for criminal law. She cares deeply about getting the best outcome for her client and that passion fuels her work. I don't know anyone who has spent more than a few hours with her who doesn't love her personality and respect her knowledge."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Meredith is almost as great of a people person as she is a lawyer; That is to say she excels in both areas. She is someone you can always count on to find the middle-ground between two opposing positions, and if all that isn't enough she is also fluent in Spanish and French. I recommend her without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Meredith professionally for 5 years now. She is one of the best lawyers I have ever had the privilege to work with."
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Durham Speeding and traffic ticket Lawyer Meredith Sien Nicholson
Meredith Sien Nicholson
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney
Durham, NC
Licensed for 23 years