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Nikki G. Maples

Family Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   10 reviews

About Nikki

Learn Nikki’s areas of practice.

For many years, Nikki G. Maples has been a familiar face in family law in Austin, Texas. She has dedicated her practice exclusively to family law matters dealing with custody disputes, modifications of prior family law court orders, and taking a creative approach when dividing marital assets in cases involving complex property issues.

Nikki is passionate about helping families who are worried and scared about life beyond divorce or the result that divorce may have on their children. Not every family law matter has to be a heartbreaking event. With that in mind, Nikki pursues divorce cases and other family law matters with creativity, compassion and sincerity. It is Nikki’s focus to counsel and guide each client and family with integrity, honesty and empathy.

Nikki has also expanded her professional exposure by actively participating in various legal organizations in the community and surrounding areas. Also noteworthy is Nikki’s commitment to providing legal advice and service to veterans through the Veteran’s Legal Project. Her participation in law-related education, such as the Girls Empowerment Network and the Mentoring a Student program, which provides opportunities to mentor high school students. Nikki’s community involvement is more extensively listed on the community page.

On a more personal note, Nikki enjoys being active with her family and participating in local athletic events. With her passion for health and fitness, Nikki has offered her creativity to the Austin Bar Lawyer Wellness program and authors a monthly article on health and wellness, in addition to her continued work on projects geared to improve the health and physical wellness of Austin’s legal community.

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Licensed for 11 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2011
Updated 10/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Nikki

Maples | Jones, PLLC
3101 Bee Caves Rd
Suite 260
Austin, TX, 78746

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Posted by Ian | May 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Capable, Professional and Ethical Attorney
I came to Nikki with a very difficult case and in a situation where a prior attorney had mishandled my divorce for months. It was an uphill battle from the beginning. She did not mince words about the risks, costs, or the potential outcome of my case. Nor did she shy from the challenge. But Nikki understood my priorities, and she focused on them throughout my case keeping me engaged and informed at each turn. She managed my expectations and when necessary she managed me. It was important to me to fight an ethical battle. My former spouse and her family had done very much the opposite. No divorce is pretty, but I wanted my children to know in the end that their father was a good man who would fight for them under any circumstance. They can now have that comfort. Nikki handled my case with poise, dignity, and skill at all times. She helmed us through a four day trial in which she systematically dismantled every piece of the opposing counsel’s case. Ultimately Nikki accomplished all of my goals and then some. I have joint managerial custody of my children, and even won a few rights that my former spouse was denied by the court. This is no small feat for a father in Texas and I have Nikki to thank for it. There is no substitute for a capable, professional attorney. Nikki is that and much more.
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Posted by Tyffany | August 3, 2018
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Highly Skilled, Compassionate & Dedicated
Nikki Maples is a super hero in my opinion. Like most people who find themselves in need of a family law attorney, I met with her in a time of crisis. She recognized that time was of the essence in my situation and immediately began work on my case. She made my son’s welfare her top priority as she quickly and carefully developed a plan for the best legal approach. She and her amazing team stayed in close communication with me and kept me informed of every step throughout the process. Nikki remained vigilant throughout my case and was dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for my son, which resulted in a peaceful agreement in his best interest – an outcome even better than I thought possible. I will forever be grateful to Nikki Maples and her staff for the integral part they played in saving my son’s life, and I would confidently give her my highest recommendation to anyone who is in need of a family law attorney.
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Posted by julie | April 13, 2018
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Professional & Knowledgeable
I've engaged Nikki on a couple occasions over the years. She & her team have always been extremely responsive to my questions, emails & calls, they have ensured I have a full understanding of my options and have deftly navigated the court system each time to reach a quick (& always favorable!) conclusion. Having Nikki as my counsel means I have a trustworthy, knowledgeable, & tenacious advocate on my side. I'd highly recommend her to anyone looking for a family/divorce attorney.
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Posted by Susan | December 30, 2016
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professional, knowledgeable, and supportive
Nikki guided me through the traumatic divorce process from my cheating husband of 40 years. She listened attentively, made suggestions and proceeded as we decided in a timely manner. I found her support staff to be competent as well and kept me well-informed throughout a difficult situation. I would recommend the office for others in my situation.
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Posted by Richard | December 15, 2016
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Great counsel in a tough situation for me
Nikki and her team were very thorough, kept me informed, super proactive and did a great job of looking out for my best interest.
Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
highly recommend
Nikki Maples was our attorney for a custodial dispute and we were truly pleased with her efforts. Nikki is tenacious but ethical. She believes in her clients and gives them the personal attention they need for sensitive familial matters. We appreciated Nikki's professional approach, but we additionally found ourselves liking her on a personal level. I highly endorse Nikki Maples!
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Posted by Rachel | May 7, 2015
Well represented
Nikki answered every question or concern quickly and thoroughly. She was a great guide in an unfortunate circumstance. I couldn't be happier with the outcome of my case.
Posted by Sunshine | May 7, 2015
Beyond Satisfied
I am a current client of Nikki Maples and could not be more satisfied with the representation I am receiving. Nikki is extremely professional, proficient, and responsive. She is incredibly knowledgeable and yet always explains things in a manner in which I, not knowing much about the legal system, can understand. She continues to be very empathetic in regards to my situation. Nikki's confidence and strength is contagious. It truly has given me the courage to move forward. Due to some unfortunate life circumstances, I have had to use several attorneys in my adult life. Nikki is hands down the best I have ever worked with. I would highly recommend Nikki Maples.
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Posted by Amber | May 7, 2015
Beyond amazing.
When I retained Mrs. Maples I already knew she was a great attorney, but as we've worked together over the last several months, I must say she is an absolutely amazing one. She is communicative, extremely knowledgeable, professional and trustworthy. She has been absolutely invaluable during this litigation over my son. I certainly would not wish anyone to be in this situation, but if you are, Nikki Maples is the absolute best choice for a family law attorney. She puts her best foot forward to get the job done and puts you at ease all while doing it. I cannot recommend Mrs. Maples highly enough.
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Posted by Chuck | May 6, 2015
More than impressed
I met Nikki Maples at the scariest time of my life. My children and being a father are my greatest treasures. In the worst of circumstances Nikki protected my rights and ability to be their father and present in their lives. Nikki's abilities as a lawyer are without a doubt top tier, evidenced and tested throughout her time as my counsel. Her communication during the entire process impressed me and kept me confident in what was happening. Nikki's confidence and ability to see what was going to happen along the way left no doubt that she was the only person I would ever trust with my families well being. I do not wish anyone I know to find themselves in a situation that requires counsel, but if they do I certainly know where to direct them.
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Cost

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  • Hourly Rates $ 1-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Office of Janet McCullar, P.C.
  • 2011 - 2014

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2010

Associations

  • Texas Family Law Foundation
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Travis County Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Travis County Women Lawyers Foundation
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2011 - Present
  • Volunteer Legal Services
  • Fellow
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Outstanding Program Award
  • American Inns of Court
  • 2018

Publications

  • Austin Lawyer
  • “Unregulated Weapons and their Effect on Society and Future Regulation"
  • 2019
  • Robert W. Calvert Inn of Court
  • “Bias? Me? How Biology and Psychology Affect Our Opinions and Actions”
  • 2018
  • Robert W. Calvert Inn of Court
  • “1-800-Ethics”
  • 2017
  • Bench Bar Conference
  • “Cell Phones: The Holy Grail of Family Law”
  • 2017
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • “Lawyers Should Defend Their Health As Much As They Defend Their Clients”
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court
  • “Bias? Me? How Biology and Psychology Affect Our Opinions and Actions”
  • 2018
  • Fourth Friday Free CLE
  • “Family Law Basics for the Non-Family Law Practitioner”
  • 2018
  • Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court
  • “1-800-Ethics”
  • 2017
  • Bench Bar Conference
  • “Cell Phones: The Holy Grail of Family Law”
  • 2017
  • Pro Bono Seminar
  • “Ethical Pitfalls for Family Law Practitioners”
  • 2015
  • Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar
  • “The Ultimate Trial Notebook”
  • 2014
  • Advanced Family Law Drafting Course
  • “iOffice, eOffice, and YourOffice"
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (13)
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Family Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Nikki is an extremely professional advocate for her clients. She is thorough and passionate about protecting her client’s rights and getting results that count."
Family Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nikki is a great family law attorney, and I regularly refer clients to her office. She is incredibly tough in the courtroom while also maintaining a kind and caring attitude towards her clients who are going through difficult times. She is a zealous advocate that truly cares."
Family Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Friend
"Nikki is bright, dedicated, and tenacious. She gives solid advice and shines in the courtroom."
Family Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nikki is highly respected among Austin's family law attorneys for her knowledge of the law and her skills as a litigator and negotiator. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Mrs. Maples. I watched her try a very complex and contentious jury trial, she was well received by the judge, jury and opposing counsel. Professional and a zealous advocate for her client!"
Family Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nikki is a brilliant family law litigator. She has an exceptional ability to think deeply and creatively about complex issues in family law."
Family Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nikki is a very talented lawyer who cares about her client."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She makes herself available to her clients and zealously represents their interests."
Family Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I knew Nikki when she was a paraglegal and didn't hesitate to hire her straight out of law school. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Nikki is a strong advocate for her clients and an excellent family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nikki is a wonderful attorney. She cares deeply for her clients and is a zealous advocate on their behalf. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer!"
Family Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nikki is thorough, precise, and a great advocate for her clients and her clients' needs."
Family Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As opposing counsel in a complex custody case, Nikki was conscientious, punctual and highly professional. Nikki is an excellent oral advocate, and I strongly endorse her for out-of-the-ordinary family law matters."
Family Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Nikki is a skilled litigator and excellent advocate for her clients. I have had the fortune of getting to work with her and am always impressed with her approach to difficult matters."
Family Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Nikki is a fierce advocate and compassionate human being. I'm happy to call her a friend and colleague."
Family Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Nikki is an excellent advocate for her clients in the courtroom, and very highly respected in the legal community. I wouldn't hesitate to hire Nikki for any divorce or custody case."
Family Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Austin Family Lawyer Nikki G. Maples
Nikki G. Maples
Family Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 11 years