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Nicole Murphey focuses her practice on U.S. and European corporate and employment issues and has represented a wide variety of multinational companies, national and local businesses, and individuals. She is fluent in German and advises clients in litigation avoidance strategies on a range of human resource issues, including employment policies, handbooks, contracts, offers of employment, terminations, as well as confidentiality and non-competition agreements. 


She also represents employers and management in litigation of contractual claims and corporate defense before federal and state courts. 


As an alumni of the first Sister Cities student exchange between her hometown of Gastonia, NC and Gotha, Germany, she continues to support the successful cultural exchange program, now in its 20th year. While majoring in German at Wake Forest University, she also studied abroad in Vienna, Austria. Her experiences in Germany and Austria throughout her academic career developed her appreciation of cross-cultural differences, and ability to provide solutions for clients' needs in foreign settings. 


Nicole started representing corporate clients in 2007 with the Atlanta-based firm of Byrne, Davis and Hicks PC. In 2011, she joined BridgehouseLaw, an international corporate practice firm with offices in Atlanta, Berlin, Charlotte, Cologne and Munich. She is a member of the State Bar of North Carolina and the South Carolina Bar. 


Languages spoken: German, English

Practice areas


  1. Contracts: 40%
    10 years
  2. Employment: 30%
  3. Corporate: 20%
  4. International Law: 10%
    10 years



Hourly ($250-320/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

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Contact info

BridgehouseLaw Charlotte

112 S. Tryon Street
Tryon Plaza, Suite 1100
Charlotte, NC, 28284


SCGood Standing201203/07/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
German Honor SocietyDelta Phi Alpha2002
Dean's List ('99 -'03)Wake Forest UniversityN/A
Caldwell ScholarshipWake Forest UniversityN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBridgehouseLaw Atlanta Rueckel & Bolthausen, PLLC2011 - Present
AssociateByrne, Davis & Hicks, P.C.2007 - 2011
Foreign Language Contract AttorneyHuron Legal Consulting2006 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
South Carolina Bar, International Law CommitteeMember2012 - Present
Mecklenburg County BarMember2010 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of North CarolinaAdmitted2008 - Present
North Carolina State BarMember2006 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
German American Chamber of CommerceN/A2006 - Present
NC Bar Association - International Law Practice SectionMember2006 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
North Carolina Central University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Duke University School of LawN/A(visiting student)2005
Wake Forest UniversityGermanBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
South Carolina Annual Bar ConventionIssues in International Litigation2015
Invitation Only EventWhen Technology and Employees Collide2015
Charlotte School of Law International Law Society EventDiscovery & Other Issues in International Litigation2015
South Carolina Annual Bar ConventionNotarization Issues in Cross-Border Transactions2014
Pfeiffer University International MBA programProducts Liability and I-9 Concerns for Employers2013
Pfeiffer University International MBA program"Produkthaftung" - Products Liability Law in the USA2012
NCCU School of Law, Durham NCInternational Law Practice in NC2011