|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2008||02/26/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Mediation Certificate||Texas State University-San Marcos||2004|
|Magna Cum Laude||Texas State University-San Marcos||2003|
|Attorney||Noelke English Maples St Leger Blair, LLP||2012 - Present|
|Attorney||Hudman & Synan, P.L.L.C.||2008 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Texas Family Law Foundation||Member||2014 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas, LGBT Law Section||Member||2011 - Present|
|Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Austin||Member||2009 - Present|
|Austin Bar Association||Director||2008 - Present|
|Texas Women Lawyers Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Austin Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas, Animal Law Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||2008 - Present|
|Austin Bar Association||Leadership Academy||2014 - 2015|
|Austin Bar Association, Solo/Small Firm Section||Director at Large||2011 - 2012|
|Austin Bar Association, Solo/Small Firm Section||Member||2008 - 2012|
|TexasBarCLE||“To Collaborate or Not? That is the Question”||2013|
|St. Mary's University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|University of Texas||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Family Law Essentials||Social Media||2014|
Posted by RSU
Bonnie Nicole (Nikki) Hudman was exactly what I wanted and needed in a divorce lawyer. So often, we hear about contentious divorces in which the focus seems to be making the opposing party as miserable as possible. I did not want my case to be like that. Sure, making a cheating spouse go through all kinds of hell would be enormously satisfying; but, after all, that approach only serves to make everyone miserable and runs up your legal fees. I wanted a lawyer who is smart, someone who pays extraordinary attention to the details, and a lawyer who is professional and completely ethical. Nikki fulfilled all those requirements. I never doubted her loyalty to me. I know she had plenty of other clients, but she made me feel as though my case was of the utmost importance. I tried to not call or email her unless I really needed to; but when I did, she was very prompt to respond. When my case went to mediation, I was ready to give into demands from the opposing counsel. She looked me square in the face and said she would not let me do that. She said that I deserved more. Now, eight months later, I'm so happy she did that. I suppose we could have gone to trial to fight for an even greater percentage of the marital property, but Nikki clearly explained the possible benefits and the likely added expense. She definitely had my best interest in mind rather than increasing her legal fees. In the end, I'm very pleased with the outcome. My case finished with a property division I'm happy with, legal fees that weren't too painful, and the knowledge that my lawyer did a top-notch job for me. Best of all, I walked away with my dignity. Can't say that for the other side!
Just a note about Nikki's firm: Everyone that worked on my case was professional and courteous, especially Nikki's assistant. Every time I went to their office, I was treated with respect and kindness. I initially consulted with one of the partners. He suggested that I work with Nikki. He must have known she would be the perfect fit for my needs!
Posted by Emma
Nikki was amazing throughout my divorce. She was tough and ready to fight my ex in court if necessary, but was always very empathetic and understanding when I met with her, and respected my wishes. She always kept me informed and made the process as quick and painless as possible. I would recommend her to anyone getting a divorce.
Posted by anonymous
Ms. Hudman is an exceptional child custody attorney. She is patient and she really cared about the situation that she was given to handle. Most importantly, for me, she held her ground when I wanted to back down. She knows the law and what my rights are and encouraged me to accept what I was entitled to. The case is finished and I am still hearing her in my head when situations arise. She has made me a stronger more confident person. I am happy I found her and will definitely recommend her to others.
Kristen Algert, Family Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
Recently, Nikki Hudman and I were opposing counsel in a Collaborative divorce case. Nikki was professional, thorough, and did a good job advocating for her client while helping her client achieve her goal of a mutually satisfying settlement agreement. Since that case, I have referred other people to Nikki when I thought she could be helpful.
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