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Justie Nicol is an experienced attorney practicing for years in Colorado and Idaho in many areas of law, but most particularly criminal defense (juvenile, felony, misdemeanor, traffic, DUI/DWAI, etc.), and real estate.  Justie is also a real estate broker, and worked most recently as a Deputy District Attorney in Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln Counties.  Justie's experience ranges from workers' compensation claims to bankruptcy, tax, and class-action lawsuits.  Justie also practices throughout most of Northeastern Colorado, and will travel to clients to help them.  Justie is a modest-means attorney, and has flexible payment arrangements.  Justie has principal offices in Fort Collins and Lakewood, and has an interest in "college student law" since her office in Northern Colorado is across the street from Colorado State University. Justie is a CSU graduate and a University of Denver Law School almna.  Justie is a cost-effective, saavy attorney who will dedicate a full defense to your issue and give you the best advice possible to guide you in unfamiliar arenas. 


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Contact info

Nicol Law Offices LLC

1205 W. Elizabeth Unit K
PO Box 728
Fort Collins, CO, 80522

Practice areas


  1. Landlord & Tenant: 25%
    2 years, 10 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    7 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Speeding Ticket: 15%
    7 years, 250 cases
  4. DUI & DWI: 15%
    7 years, 250 cases
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Hourly ($100-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Robert Gerald Werking

    Justie is an accomplished criminal trial attorney. Although she cut her teeth as a prosecutor, she is a committed criminal defender and she is an asset to the criminal defense community. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone facing criminal or traffic charges.


    Robert Werking Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Jennifer Elizabeth Schneider

    I highly endorse this lawyer! I have known Justie for 10 years now and she fights hard for her clients and gets amazing results. She is passionate and sensitive to clients needs and I would use her anytime I ever need help with anything juvenile, criminal, real estate, or landlord/tenant related. Basically everything!


    Jennifer Schneider Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Law Alumni Merit ScholarshipUniversity of Denver Law2006
Judge James C. Starkweather Memorial ScholarshipUniversity of Denver Law2006
Moye White ScholarshipUniversity of Denver Law2006
Moot Court BoardUniversity of Denver Law2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Deputy District Attorney18th Judicial District District Attorney's Office2011 - 2015
Contract AttorneyACLU of Idaho2010 - 2011
Associate AttorneyMartelle, Bratton, and Associates2010 - 2011
Unemployment Appeals AttorneyIdaho Industrial Commission2010 - 2011
Associate AttorneyRitsema & Lyon, P.C.2007 - 2010
Law ClerkRobinson Waters & O'dorisio, PC2005 - 2007
Law ClerkJenkins & Kennedy, LLP2005 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Colorado Criminal Defense BarN/A2016 - Present
Larimer County Women's Bar AssociationN/A2016 - Present
WOLF Pack (Women Owned Law Firms)N/A2016 - Present
Fort Collins Chamber of CommerceN/A2015 - Present
Rotary Club of Fort CollinsN/A2015 - Present
University of Denver, Institute for Human Animal ConnectionFellow2015 - Present
Idaho Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
ASCSU Takes On U+2Pending
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Colorado State UniversityAccounting/Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Rotary Satellite Club of Fort CollinsSpeaking Engagement-Animal Crime2016
Guest LecturerSpeaking Engagement-Animal Crime2016
CAACO Annual ConferenceHow to Testify in Trial and Motions2016
DU-Sturm College of LawAnimal Law Guest Lecturer2015
DU Graduate School of Social WorkThe LINK2015
Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers Annual ConferenceAnimal Investigation and Laws2015
Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance Annual Conference 2014Animal Cruelty Victims (both human and animal)2014
Colorado District Attorneys Council Annual Conference 2014Animal Cruelty Prosecution2014
Greenwood Village Police Department Officer EducationDomestic Violence Strangulation Investigation and Prosecution2013