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We are lawyers for injured workers. Our belief is that by focusing on one aspect of the law we are better able to serve our clients. Injured workers need a voice. They deserve an advocate. We are your voice. We are your advocate. If you are the victim of any type of workplace injury or illness, we’d like to speak with you. Everything we do starts with a conversation.


Nicole Hessen has focused her professional life on representing injured workers. Since 1991, she has worked to assist workers who have been injured on the job or as a result of the work they do. She is a passionate advocate for her clients and is well known for her compassionate approach to the practice of law. Nicole is a zealous advocate with an aggressive style.


A frequent speaker and interview subject, Nicole is extremely involved in the legal community, as well as her local community in various capacities as a volunteer, member and mentor.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 100%



Contingent (10-20%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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    I endorse this lawyer. Nicole always puts her clients first and finds creative solutions for their problems. She is a hard-working professional, who is very knowledgeable about the law.


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Contact info

Hedler & Hessen, P.A.

Hedler & Hessen, P.A.
2001 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd Ste 204
West Palm Beach, FL, 334096514


FLMember in Good Standing200406/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Kennie Edwards AwardPBC Bar Association Workers Compensation Practice Committee2014
Leader in Law-Employment Attorney of the Year 2014Lifestyle Media Group2014
Family Friendly Firm AwardPBC Chapter of FAWL2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyer2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyRosenthal Levy Simon, PA2008 - 2010
AttorneyWender & Associates, P.A.2004 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationDiversity Committee Events Co-Chair2013 - Present
Florida Workers' AdvocatesMember2008 - Present
Florida Bar, Workers' Compensation Law SectionMember2004 - Present
PBC Chapter of FAWLPresident2014 - 2015
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationMember Workers Compensation Practice Committee2013 - 2015
PBC Chapter of FAWLPresident-Elect2013 - 2014
Palm Beach County Chapter of FAWLBoard of Director - Outreach Director2012 - 2013
Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar AssocationBoard of Director - At Large2011 - 2015
Palm Beach County FAWLCommittee Chair Newsletter2011 - 2012
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationWorkers' Compensation Practice Committee Chair2004 - 2013
Publication nameTitleDate
PBC Bar BulletinWomen in the Law2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. Thomas University School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Workers' Compensation Forum / Board Cert Review CourseEmployment Law2010
Workers' Compensation Convention - OrlandoCase Law Update2010
Palm Beach County Bench Bar ConferenceFraud2010
Case Law UpdateFWCI Workers' Compensation Convention Orlando2009