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Nicole Delane Cooper Merrill

Workers compensation Attorney at Ankeny, IA

5.0   17 reviews

also known as Nicole Merrill

  • Licensed for 15 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2008
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About Nicole

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My name is Nicole and I have been helping Iowans in a variety of areas of the law since graduating from Drake Law School in 2008.  I now practice primarily in the areas of workers' compensation,  personal injury (car, truck and motorcycle accidents), and estate planning.

I grew up in Mitchellville, a small town in eastern Polk County, and graduated from Southeast Polk High School.  I got my first job at 14 years old, and worked my way through college and law school at Drake as a lifeguard and waitress.  I've always had a passion for helping people and saw the law as a way to do that.  I have been able to put that passion into practice throughout my legal career, whether it was providing free legal representation to clients who could not afford it or through my work as a Civil Rights Specialist or Administrative Law Judge with the State of Iowa.  I'm very happy to now be able to help Iowans in other way through my work at Walker, Billingsley & Bair.

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Walker, Billingsley & Bair
2605 SW White Birch
Suite 110
Ankeny, IA, 50023
Walker, Billingsley & Bair
208 N 2nd Ave. W
Newton, IA, 50208
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Posted by Jackie | August 31, 2023
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Estate Planning
Ms. Merrill assisted my husband and I with updating our will and power of attorneys recently. Nicole was professional, thorough and friendly, and put us at ease through this process.
Posted by David | January 21, 2023
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Estate planning
Nicole, you were very easy to talk to, and did a wonderful job thank you so much for your help. Sincerely David
Posted by Sandra | January 20, 2023
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Last Will and Testament
Nicole and her staff help my husband and I with advanced directives. Power of attorney and a trust for our one special needs daughter. She listened, was readily available. She took our ARAG insurance. Was super at simplifying somewhat complicated legal vernacular.
Posted by Fred | January 3, 2023
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My Estate Plan
I want to thank Nicolle for her help in setting up my estate plan. She guided me through the process helpfully & pleasantly. My thank to her & Marie for all their help.
Posted by Don | December 13, 2022
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Trust and Will Update
My wife and I moved from Texas to Iowa and needed revisions to our will and trust. Nicole and her paralegal Marie did a great job for us. It was timely, thorough and very well explained. We would highly recommend them.
Posted by Neal | November 14, 2022
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Family Law
It was a pleasure to work with Nicole Merrill and her staff. Timely, professional and personable.
Posted by Sherrie | October 25, 2022
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So patient and amazing.
Pages and pages of understanding and explaining every thing several times . She was great and kind and very knowledgeable. Hugs to her!
Posted by Cathy | October 24, 2022
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She was great
Nicole was wonderful, she was thorough with her questions, as well as listening to the questions and concerns we had. Everything requested was covered in our documents and the process was painless.
Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2022
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Review for Nicole Merrill
As we both have now retired, we wanted to update our wills. Nicole Merrill greeted us warmly and clearly explained procedures & options. She also informed us about living wills & powers of attorney and we were able to get that done as well. Nicole & her staff were friendly, prompt & professional.
Posted by Sameer | August 19, 2022
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Awesome experience
When we visited to discuss about estate planning we had no idea what is that all about. Nicole was extremely accommodative and patient in explaining every detail. Entire work got completed in just two short visits , quick and easy. Many Thanks for helping us.
Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2022
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Working with Nicole
Nicole was a pleasure to work with while we were working on our Wills and Power of Attorney documents. She was informative and knowledgeable. Nicole was friendly, kind and patient. We enjoyed talking with her and appreciated all of her assistance.
Posted by Marlene | June 17, 2022
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Marlene Deal
Nicole and Beth were great to get us started on the right track to complete our estate planning. Explained and answered all our questions in terms we understood. Highly recommend the Walker Law Firm to family and friends.
Posted by John | May 27, 2022
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Thank you
Thank you Nicole Merrill, for taking care of our legal papers for Carla and John Clement. You made us feel comfortable and took care of us. Thank you, very much!!!!
Posted by james | April 16, 2022
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great experience!
we were pleased with nicole and all the other people that we dealt with at the office. all were knowledgeable and put us at ease about the process. i called nicole a couple of times and she always had time to answer our questions. we would highly recommend this firm.
Posted by Hunter | March 14, 2022
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Highly Recommend
I would highly recommend Nicole. She was great with communicating with me anytime I had a question or just wanted a update. Depending on the importance of the situation Nicole would respond back to me that day or the following day. She is very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions clearly. Her hard work helped me to get the medical care and money I deserved. I will be forever grateful.
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Posted by Pat | February 16, 2022
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Re: Estate Planning
I met Nicole as an internal referral from the WB&B firm to help me with an update to my Will, which had been set up previously by Beth Walker who was out on leave when I called. My estate planning concerns have been rather confusing to me because I have a widely scattered extended family but no children to be considered as immediate beneficiaries. I have known Beth Walker and her family for many years, so was comfortable discussing my situation with her and shy about continuing with a different attorney. However, Nicole was prompt, gracious, and well able to provide information that clarified the legal matters for me. I was very happy to get the new updated version of my Will document.
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Posted by Karen | January 25, 2022
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Excellent, thorough and very timely!
We contacted the office to get power of attorney and living wills completed. Our experience was great from Marie and Nicole! Very professional and answered all questions making the process very easy. She even visited to have papers signed so getting out in the cold wasn't necessary for us! Highly recommend!
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AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Walker, Billingsley & Bair
  • 2021 - Present
  • Administrative Law Judge/Chief Administrative Law Judge
  • Iowa Workforce Development
  • 2015 - 2021
  • Civil Rights Specialist
  • Iowa Civil Rights Commission
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Staff Attorney
  • Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assualt
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Associate Attorney
  • Demichelis Law Firm
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • Drake University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Drake University
  • B.A.,
  • 2004

Associations

  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys
  • Past Secretary
  • 2013 - Present
  • Iowa Association of Administrative Law Judges
  • Member
  • 2019 - 2021

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Unemployment Hearings in the Time of COVID
  • CARES Act Unemployment Benefits
  • 2020
  • Iowa Civil Rights Symposium
  • Sexual Harassment/Discrimination
  • 2015
  • Iowa Civil Rights Symposium
  • Ethics
  • 2014
  • Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Training
  • Working with sexual assault survivors
  • 2012
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Ankeny Workers compensation Lawyer Nicole Delane Cooper Merrill
Nicole Delane Cooper Merrill
Workers compensation Attorney
Ankeny, IA
Licensed for 15 years
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