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Nicole Michelle Conger

Employment and labor Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   204 reviews
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  • Licensed for 12 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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Nicole M. Conger is an Employee Rights Attorney who represents clients across Texas who are subjected to illegal treatment with their current or former employers. Nicole received her law degree Magna Cum Laude from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2011 where she was an Associate Editor for the St. Mary’s Law Journal, member of the Board of Advocates, as well as, clerking for the Honorable Emilio M. Garza on the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. 

Nicole’s practice focuses on labor disputes against large and small companies in various Texas and Federal jurisdictions. She has successfully represented employees through the EEOC and litigation processes with claims arising out of the Texas Labor Code, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the FLSA, and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. Nicole brings her passion, eagerness, and enthusiasm  by continuing to represent clients with discrimination, retaliation, medical leave interference, work-place harassment, LGBT-Related sexual orientation and gender identity issues, and hostile work environment claims. 

Prior to attending law school, Nicole graduated Summa Cum Laude from The University of Texas at Austin in 2006 in the Top 2% of her class  and earned a Business Management degree from the Red McCombs School of Business. Nicole’s background in business allows her to lead clients in making some of the most challenging economic decisions, while balancing the emotions that clients face in every day realties of their claims.

Nicole is a member of the Texas Bar Foundation, State Bar of Texas, Texas Young Lawyers Association, Austin Bar Association, AYLA, Texas Employment Lawyers Association, Texas Exes, and AYLA Leadership Academy Class of 2015. She is licensed to practice in Texas and is admitted in all Federal Courts, which includes the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts, as well as Texas state courts. 

Nicole founded her law firm with the goal of enabling employees to determine the best course of actions, by transparently advising them on the merits and drawbacks of their cases. She promotes the notion that it is well past time to end discrimination and afford unbiased opportunities to individuals at every state of their lives. Nicole works tirelessly and with energy that is contagious because she cherishes and appreciates clients and her career. Nicole offers generous amounts of time, clarity, and follow-through at each stage of the process. The Diversity Council recognized Nicole as one of the Top 50 Women in Law. Go Magazine named Nicole as 100 Women We Love in 2020. Nicole was featured on the cover of Top 100 Attorneys for the nation issued by The Top 100 Magazine's 2022 Edition. Nicole was named Top Attorney of the Year for 2022 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). She was also named Empowered Woman of the Year for 2023 by the IAOTP. Most recently, Nicole was selected as Super Lawyers Texas Rising Star for 2023. She was also elected as a Fellow in the Texas Bar Foundation. Each year, the Foundation invites the top one-third of 1% of Texas attorneys to become Fellows as one of the highest honors.

Awards

Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015
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Location

The Law Office of Nicole Conger, PLLC
13809 Research Blvd.
Suite 500
Austin, TX, 78750

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by Ebony | April 12, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
10/10!!!
I hired Nicole for a case dealing with pregnancy discrimination with my former employer. Not only is she a great lawyer she’s a great person at that! She was very open & honest and made my family feel as if they were her family! She listened to me and made me feel better because talking about my case just opens up old wounds of a time in my life while pregnant. She didn’t give up on me but actually pushed for me and I will forever be grateful for that! She will forever be an angel to me and my family because without her I don’t think I would have gotten this far with my case. God definitely blessed my family when he sent her our way for help.
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Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2024
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Nicole is amazing
Best lawyer I’ve ever worked with. Nicole is awesome and will get the job done.
Posted by Manny | March 9, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Nicole is absolutely wonderful.
Nicole did an amazing job for me. She walked through every step and was consistent with communication till my issue was resolved. Thank you so much Nicole, very much appreciated.
Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Helped Negotiate A Settlement
Nicole helped me navigate an EEOC charge against a former employer and helped with a settlement negotiation. I definitely recommend using her.
Posted by Atish | February 17, 2024
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| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful and kind
I needed employment advice and contacted various lawyers online in Austin. All were busy, Nicole included but she nevertheless took the time to read my uploaded details, contacted me Friday evening by text (who does that?) and again on Saturday by phone when she discussed the details at length (again, who does that?). The conclusion was that unfortunately nothing could be done even though the situation seemed very unfair. She also refused to charge any fees as she was not able to help me. Her advice enabled me take a major decision and move on.
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Posted by Kolton | January 24, 2024
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THE BEST!!!!
Not just a good lawyer but a good PERSON! Couldn't have asked for a better lawyer OR person to guide me through this process. Her reviews speak for themselves. If you are looking for a lawyer to reach out to, stop. You found the one!
Posted by Katia | January 20, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
You want her on your side
I initially reached out to Nicole for a consultation when I started to suspect discrimination with my previous employer. She couldn’t give me much information at that time but her compassion and sympathy for my situation made me turn to her the moment I was let go. I was shocked and vulnerable and she is the exact person I needed on my side fighting for me. She kept me in the loop at all times and thoroughly explained all my options every step of the way until we arrived to a settlement. I hope to never have to need her legal assistance again, but appreciate I can now consider her a friend in my corner.
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Posted by Eva | January 8, 2024
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Not just an attorney but a light in a dark and uncertain world!
In April 2023 I was wrongfully terminated after years of enduring gender and disability discrimination from my employer. I was devastated, I felt chewed up and spit out. I couldn’t believe that after nearly 4 years of tirelessly working for my employer, making their business profitable, my employer not only terminated me but attempted to blindside me into signing all of my legal rights away in exchange for a severance offer that was not reflective of my years of service and profit my employer gained from my talents. My employer also demanded I sign a non-compete which would ultimately put me in a position of losing all of the connections and contacts I built during my time developing important relationships. I was shocked and appalled. I felt absolutely lost and didn’t know how I was going to pick up the pieces. I searched employment attorneys in my area and found Nicole’s website. I read the reviews and decided to contact her after never hearing back from several large law firms. Without delay, Nicole responded to my questions, she assured me of my legal rights, and she led me through the process of pursuing an EEOC charge of discrimination. She championed the way through the process, was knowledgeable, but also honest and transparent to best manage my expectations. I never would have pursued the legal process had I not had her voice of reason and encouragement throughout the course of 9 months working with her on my case. Nicole was able to orchestrate a mediation with my former employer that awarded me over 4 times what was originally offered to me in their severance agreement. Not only was I financially awarded a better agreement, I didn’t have to sign a non-compete contract and was able to pursue my career within the same field and maintain the valuable relationships I had built over the years. What was once a very scary and uncertain future when my world crashed down around me is now full of purpose and opportunity. Nicole eased my mind and had me trust the process. I had confidence in her knowledge of the law and my rights, and through her work to advocate for my best interest she helped me walk away from this traumatic life event with self confidence and dignity. I’m grateful that she is out there, giving a strong foundation to so many whose voices are often stifled by intimidation and compromised confidence that’s exploited by many employers. I’ll forever hold Nicole dear to me, and know that she is committed to her cause to advocate for those who are often without representation within the work force. You won’t regret working with Nicole. She will prioritize your best interest and she won’t ever give up on you. She is as much a healer as she is a knowledgeable litigator in employment law and your rights in the state of Texas.
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Posted by Bobbye | January 7, 2024
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JOYFUL light in the Dark
Thank you, Nicole. I'm a deeply grateful mom! My disabled daughter was unjustly terminated from her 4yr employment with a small local business. She had a stellar, highly profitable job performance record with the company. Over time, there was necessity for her to request reasonable workplace accommodations due to medical disabilities. In response to her rightful ADA request, she was ostracized and sabotaged by management and coworkers. These toxic workplace behaviors were knowingly encouraged and enabled by the on-site company owner, thus putting my daughter's health and wellbeing at great risk and jeopardy. We immediately began seeking an employment rights attorney to represent her in an ADA disabilities discrimination EEOC complaint. Nicole was the ONLY attorney who bothered to respond, as we learned that many attorneys will not pursue action when it's a small business due to Texas liability laws. We got to know Nicole closely over the course of 9 months. She is cheerful, patient, attentive, caring and encouraged my daughter to stand up for her rights and be heard. Nicole IS a JOYFUL light in the dark. She is positive, available, reassuring and possesses well-respected skills and knowledge. Nicole's professional and personal qualities led my daughter through successful settlement mediation which has restored her self-confidence as she works on finding renewed courage to seek a brighter future. We recommend hiring Nicole. She will not disappoint.
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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2023
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Kind, sharp and simply amazing
I consulted Nicole for a difficult employment transition Case. She was kind enough to understand what I had been through and sharp enough at the same time to note down all possible claims. I would strongly recommend Nicole for any employment related issues. She is simply amazing.
Posted by Hannah | November 28, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Empowering!!
Nicole has always made me feel heard from the start, beginning to end. She goes above and beyond the typical standards of a lawyer, probably because she is truly one of a kind. Before I even hired her I was never pressured into doing something that I didn’t want to do, but with her knowledge and expertise I felt confident Nicole was the right lawyer for me. She is a true girls girl at heart and empowers those to truly take a stand for themselves. She is generous with love and appreciation for each individual client and builds a long-lasting relationship beyond the case. She believes in trusting the process, which means a control freak was hard at first but I knew Nicole had my back and best interest at mind without a doubt. I’ve always thought of lawyers as sneaky and deceptive, but Nicole shares none of that in her huge heart for her clients. She is truly a ray of sunshine!! She is always on call even when not at the office and never makes you feel dumb over any question. She is thorough and makes sure you truly understand the whole process at hand and has made the biggest impression on me since the day I talked to her over the phone. She provides her clients with the right knowledge and mental preparation which is greatly appreciated. It was not a surprise to me that she showed up with her head held high and confident; a true bulldog in your court! She never gave up on me, and I knew from the start that she would win no doubt in mind. But Nicole truly does this for the benefit of her clients, and is one of the most selfless people I’ve ever had the privilege of meeting, working with, and building a life-long friendship with. She is not the case closed type and continues to answer any questions or concerns regardless of how much time goes by. She is a hard working, self empowered woman standing up for all of us women to say the least. She has build a groundbreaking firm and truly is the bees knees. Nicole makes any process as easy as it can be, with only the necessities to be done by the clients, otherwise all is done by her. This has been the most smooth process I have ever witnessed. I would have never made it where I am today without her. She is truly an inspiration to us all, and has left an imprint on my heart forever. Thank you for everything you do Nicole, your the best of the best!
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Posted by Joseph | November 21, 2023
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A Light in the Darkness
When I found myself abroutbly fired from my job and everything came crashing down around me, Nicole was there to be a light in the darkness for me and my family. She took the time to listen to my plea for help and showed geniune care and concern to help me. Throughout the entire process Nicole was very informative and comunicative about each step and what to expect. Nicoles immediate assistance and dedication to my case drove the final outcome. Thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2023
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Best Employment Lawyer
Nicole Conger headshot 5 stars I hired Nicole Conger for my wrongful termination case. Nicole is extremely knowledgeable in employment law. She worked with me and knew exactly how to proceed. She filed the necessary paperwork and helped me through the mediation process. Nicole was a compassionate and strong advocate for me throughtout the entire process. Nicole got a successful outcome with a substantial result. I'm a satisfied client and highly recommend Nicole! She will fight for your rights!
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2023
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Hired!!!
I recently hired Nicole for my termination case- all from one Google search. She was the first lawyer that I clicked on and contacted and I couldn’t be any more thankful that I did. I’m so happy to say that she went above and beyond in her professionalism, and really listening to me and the issues that I was faced with. She made the whole process seamless in getting things settled from gathering information preparing/filing documents, and communicating with me, and the other party from beginning to end and even long after the ending. I never had any feeling of doubt and appreciated her being so knowledgeable when I had questions and also being straight forward and to the point. She definitely has a way of really making you feel like family or a long time friend and that alone puts your mind at ease. The outcome of our case was the best that it could have been and I would recommend Nicole a million times over.
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Posted by Linda Davis | September 10, 2023
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Thankful Mom
Nicole has been nothing short of a miracle worker for my daughter. If you need legal representation, Nicole is a trusted source!
Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2023
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Lawyer rating
Great attorney with awesome attitude, someone who actually cares about you and your family. Always communicated in timely manner, definitely worth it!
Posted by Ashton | August 18, 2023
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More than an Attorney...
Ms. Conger represented me in one of the hardest and darkest times of my life. With little family and friends for support, I didn't know which way was up and which way was down. I had never hired an attorney before and had never been faced with a situation such as the one at hand. Nicole supported me and radiated positivity and kindness like I had never seen before. She walked with me hand-in-hand and step-by-step throughout the entire process. Nicole treated me with respect and was patient with me and believed in me even when I didn't believe in myself. I cannot say enough good things about Ms. Conger. Don't even think twice, hire her immediately! You absolutely will not regret it!
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Posted by E. Jahns | July 7, 2023
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Best lawyer in Texas
I hired Nicole Conger and she is absolutely the best. Her values of integrity, honesty, and loyalty is real. She provides excellent service to her clients. She stands strong with you to fight for the best outcome you deserve.
Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommended
Nicole was very helpful in helping me work through employment-related issues that I was facing and was highly responsive and positive!
Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best Employment Attorney around!!
Nicole really is one of a kind. She is thorough and invested in your case. I felt supported the whole time. If you need someone who will fight for what is right, hire Nicole to be on your side!
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Employment Attorney
  • The Law Office of Nicole Conger, PLLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Ross Law Group
  • 2015 - 2017
  • US Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit Honorable Emilio Garza
  • Judicial Intern
  • 2009 - 2010

Education

  • St. Mary's University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • The University of Texas At Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Thomas v. Wells Fargo Bank (3:16-cv-00004)
  • Settled as a result of ADR (Kaplan, Jeff)

Associations

  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2017 - Present
  • The Human Rights Campaign
  • Major Donor
  • 2017 - Present
  • AYLA Women's Resource Fair
  • Volunteer
  • 2016 - Present
  • Austin Bar Leadership Academy Class of 2015
  • Leader
  • 2015 - Present
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Texas Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Texas Exes
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 1/3 of Texas Attorneys
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2022
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2022
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice 2015-2020
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Law
  • National Diversity Council
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Awarded as Fellow in Top One-Third of 1% of attorneys.
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
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Publications

  • St. Mary's Law Journal
  • Associate Editor for the St. Mary’s Law Journal
  • 2011
  • St. Mary's Law Journal
  • Associate Editor for the St. Mary’s Law Journal
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • "Austin Attorney Ms. Nicole M. Conger Honored by Texas Bar Foundation."
  • PRESS RELEASE:
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (18)
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Wrongful termination Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole is a very talented and empathetic employment lawyer. I highly recommend her."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole is a great choice in employment law and knows what she is doing. As a law school classmate of Nicole's, I've seen her commitment to the practice since the beginning."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Conger represented the opposing party in a difficult employment claim. She was well-prepared and did a great job representing her client. Also, she was good to work with and was interested in taking a collaborative approach in order to seek a resolution. I would recommend her to assist individuals in employment matters."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Nicole is tenacious. She works hard to stay informed of the latest developments in the ever-changing field of employment law. She also actively works at developing trial advocacy skills that keep our communities safer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole's energy is infectious, and the passion she has for her practice is obvious. A fabulous person and attorney to know."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I was opposite Nicole on an age discrimination matter. I found her easy to get along with and reasonable on discovery issues. That said, she was a zealous advocate for her client and maximized her client's recovery. Her client seemed to be very pleased with Nicole's representation. I have also referred matters to Nicole."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Conger is a talented and intelligent lawyer. Her clients are in good hands."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bright, young attorney who works hard for her clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole is a strong advocate for her clients. She regularly goes above and beyond the call of duty to work for the best interests of the people she serves."
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Austin Employment and labor Lawyer Nicole Michelle Conger
Nicole Michelle Conger
Employment and labor Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 12 years
Virtual consultation available