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Nicole Lasiter

Family Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

4.4   29 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 25 years
    Louisiana - LA 28 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State LA
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Nicole

Learn Nicole’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    25%

  2. Family
    25%
    Family Law matters including divorce, paternity, child custody, child support, grandparents' rights, custody and child support modifications, support enforcement, spousal maintenance (alimony), child relocation, child kidnapping, family businesses & self-employment in divorce cases, etc.

    24 years

  3. Child custody
    10%

  4. Child support
    10%

  5. Marriage and prenuptials
    10%

  6. Mediation
    10%

    28 years

  7. Uncontested divorce
    10%

I PROVIDE PRACTICAL, AGGRESSIVE AND PROGRESSIVE SOLUTIONS FOR FAMILIES TO HELP YOU MOVE FORWARD.

I have been practicing law for more than 20 years.  My practice is primarily concentrated in the areas of Family Law and Civil Litigation, including Divorce, Legal Separation, Paternity, Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony (Spousal Maintenance), Prenuptial Agreements, Adoptions, Terminations of Rights, Modifications of Custody and Support, Same-Sex Rights, Name Changes, Orders of Protection, Wills & Trusts and Contract Litigation.

Awards

Client's Choice 2016,2012
Client's Choice
2016 2012

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Location

LASITER & JACKSON, PLLC

Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  29 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
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Posted by Eric | March 8, 2012
Excellent Representation
Ms. Lasiter represented me in my divorce and child relocation case. She was prepared, focused, and aggressive while always being compassionate to my situation. Because of her hard work, my two children still live with me in Mesa. While I was mainly concerned with the relocation and custody issue, Ms. Lasiter made sure that the property, credit cards and child support were also handled well. For that, I cannot praise Ms. Lasiter enough.
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Posted by Steve | February 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Divorce
We hired Nicole Lasiter to handle my daughter's divorce and child custody issues. We could not have been more pleased. Ms. Lasiter was extremely thorough in her preparation down to the most minute details. She is a no- nonsense attorney who spoke honestly and directly to us. Divorce proceedings are very stressful and scary. Ms. Lasiter's experience, thoughtfulness and caring brought my daughter's divorce to a successful conclusion. Divorce clients need to have confidence in their attorney. Ms. Lasiter and her staff will alleviate your stress by competently handling every aspect of your case. We were very pleased.
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Posted by Rebecca | February 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Experienced
Nicole is phenomenal! I hired Nicole and her team to help me handle a divorce/custody issue and she was instrumental in helping me finalize my divorce with an uncooperative spouse. Her professionalism, experience, and empathy really showed through when we went to trial and throughout the process leading up to it. Nicole never lead me to have unrealistic expectations of my case and kept my case extremely organized while keeping open communication with me which really kept me level headed going into trial. I definitely attribute having Nicole and her team on my side to my cases success and would recommend her to anyone going through a divorce or similar situation.
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Posted by David | February 27, 2020
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Agressive and Transparent
Retaining Nicole and her team was the best decision I've ever made as a parent. High conflict divorce/child custody is a grueling process and you need someone aggressive and responsive to your case. After 15 difficult months I was finally awarded primary care-giver to my neglected 6 year old. I could not have done this without Nicole Lasiter. It was a difficult relocation case and she made our case strong and just. I will always be grateful to her.
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Posted by Tracey | June 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer for Divorces with Medical Business
I hired Nicole after finding a recommendation for her on a "divorcing a doctor" support group site. She was amazingly knowledgeable about the process of valuing my Husband's medical practice and the commercial building. She gave me great upfront advice and delivered on my expectations. She was tenacious in determining my Husband;s actual income for support purposes. I highly recommend Nicole if your divorce involves a business.
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Posted by Erica | June 4, 2019
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Great Lawyer Experience
I was absolutely pleased with the professional, thorough and personalized service that Nicole and her staff provided throughout my entire divorce process. She was always readily available and responsive to my questions, and provided focused and sound advice. Nicole gave great insight on every step of the process so that I was comfortable knowing what to expect at each stage. All of her recommendations and suggestions ended up being right on target. My end result was essentially what I had sought originally at the beginning of the process. I would unhesitatingly recommend Nicole to anyone forced to go through a similar ordeal.
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Posted by Carol | April 27, 2019
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Complex Child Custody Case
We hired Nicole Lasiter to handle our son's complex child custody case. This case involved two cases with two separate judges and two opposing lawyers. Nicole expertly guided us through the tangled process. We were impressed with her expertise. Nicole is upfront and honest regarding the time and costs. Her knowledge of family law was extensive. We highly recommend her.
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Posted by Margaret | August 10, 2018
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Really Knows Same Sex Law!
I retained Nicole to handle both my same sex custody case and to handle dividing the house I bought with my partner (we were never married). Nicole was extremely knowledgeable about same sex law and civil law dividing the house. She was great in court and very easy to work with. Her staff is also wonderful.
Posted by Wendy | August 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
2018 Divorce
Referred by a friend who Hired Nicole Lasiter in early 2000’s. Grateful for a Experienced Attorney who was looking out for my Best Interest Long Term. It can be Scary when you’ve never had to be involved in a situation like Divorce. Nicole was very Kind and I was able to get in communication with her as needed through her Assitant Dina. As a client we also need to make sure we are on top of our information to provide to the Attorney’s As needed to help with our persoanl situation. My Budget was tight and we were able to settle in a ADR without going to trial. Highly Recommended
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Posted by James | November 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
helped me resolve tough and prolonged divorce and custody
As a father and someone residing out of state, I do not believe I could have found a better lawyer to help me deal with a tough and prolonged divorce and custody matter which had to take place in the Phoenix, AZ area court system. In the court room and outside it, Nicole was realistic, focused and adversarial when necessary. Nicole was aggressive when I made a decision on how to proceed and went all out on follow through. My girls now live with me as primary and I share joint custody with their mother. I truly believe it to be the best situation for our girls and Nicole helped such come to be.
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Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2017
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Great representation
My case was extremely complicated, involving three kids, two dads, and three states. Nicole was always responsive to calls/emails and very effective in court. She limited costs when possible and was always honest and upfront with her advice and recommendations.
Posted by Emile | April 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I have both worked with and been represented by Nicole. She is smart, aggressive but cost-effective at the same time. I am an attorney who refers many of my tough family always cases to Nicole, and the clients always come back happy.
Posted by Bill | March 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Divorce Lawyer
Nicole was my lawyer for my divorce last year. She made sure that my ex wife did not get too much spousal maintenance. My wife wanted a lot of money every month forever. Nicole made sure that she only got a minimal amount and for only 2 years. Nicole is very up front and easy to talk to about personal issues. She did not make me any promises that she could not keep. I am very happy with my experience with Nicole as my lawyer. I have recommended her to several friends who are happy too.
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Posted by Jasmyn | March 10, 2016
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Excellent attorney!
Nicole Lasiter is an excellent attorney! I found her vast knowledge of Family Law to be very helpful. I highly recommend her for any Family Law needs. Her assistant was amazing, which helped to keep the costs down in my particular situation. If I ever have something come up in the future I will DEFINITELY call upon Nicole for her services.
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Posted by Mellisa | February 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Nicole Lasiter did an excellent job with my recent divorce. Her vast knowledge of the law always kept us one step ahead of the next hurdle my husband kept presenting and there were many.
Posted by Yuki | February 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very Good Divorce Lawyer
Nicole handled my divorce in 2015 and all went very well. English is my second language and she worked hard to make sure I understand everything. She made sure I had translator for court. She worked very hard to settle my case and did settle it with very good results. Nicole and her staff also made sure to keep my costs as low as possible. I appreciate Nicole and would tell others to use her as a lawyer for anything.
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Posted by G. | July 4, 2014
Great Divorce Lawyer
I had a very complex divorce case because I own my own business. Nicole did a great job protecting my business assets and making sure that I did not have to pay unfair amounts of alimony. She also told me exactly what to expect and what my chances were on each issue. I would recommend Nicole as an attorney for anyone going thru a difficult divorce.
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Posted by DAD | March 8, 2014
great attorney!
Nicole is fantastic. She fully understands and knows the law. The only time she needed to look something up, was because it was from an out of state case. I have used multiple lawyers in the past, and she ranks above the rest. Nicole handled the "other side's" difficult attorney with professionalism no matter how difficult and irrational they could be. (and trust me, they were!) She is kind, has a no-nonsense approach to the situation, and strives to make her client feel safe and comfortable regardless the situation. Nicole helped me get much more than I was even originally asking for in my custody case. She flawlessly protected me when writing agreements with my ex. I would and will use Nicole again in the future! thank you so much Nicole!
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Posted by Tom | July 10, 2012
EXCELLENT LAWYER
Nicole did an amazing job on my divorce case. I was worried about my business, alimony and not getting to see my kids. Nicole got me 50-50 of my kids and I am not required to pay the alimony that my ex wanted. I would recommend Nicole to anyone with legal problems.
Posted by Jennifer | February 22, 2012
Great Lawyer
Nicole was great in winning my child custody case. She and her office kept me informed at all times and helped me with my stress about the case. I will use Nicole if I ever need a lawyer again.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • LASITER & JACKSON, PLLC
  • 2003 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Arizona Summit School of Law
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Associate Attorney
  • Platt & Westby, PLLC
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Attorney
  • Chandler, Tullar, Udall & Redhair, PC
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Radiofone/Alltel
  • 1996 - 1998
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Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1995
  • Arizona State University
  • B.A.
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • High Asset Divorce
  • Wife was awarded the majority of the properties along with a large attorney fee award and sanctions against Husband.

Associations

  • Arizona Association of Family Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Arizona Asian American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP)
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Family Lawyers Assistance Program
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • St. Francis Neighborhood
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2012
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona
  • Volunteer (BIg Sister)
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - 1999
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney
  • Attorney & Practice Magazine
  • 2021
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2021
  • 10 Best Attorneys in Arizona
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Best Family Lawyers in Phoenix
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Top Ranking Family Law Attorney
  • American Association of Attorney Advocates
  • 2020
  • 10 Best Attorneys in Arizona
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorneys
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2019
  • 40 Hour Mediation Certification
  • Interaction Management Associates
  • 2013
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Publications

  • Manual for Lay Legal Advocates Assisting in Cases of Violence Against Women in Arizona
  • Chapter 7
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Arizona Veterans StandDown Legal Clinic
  • Legal Assistance to Veterans (Family Law)
  • 2020
  • Arizona Veteran's StandDown Legal Clinic
  • Legal Assistance to Veterans
  • 2019
  • LAWS Week Outreach
  • Child Custody and Child Support for Teen Parents
  • 2008
  • DV Shelter Advocates Committee
  • Domestic Violence Workshop for DV Shelter Residents
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (6)
Endorse Nicole
Family Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer as I have worked with her during our prior lawfirm days, referred many happy clients and know first hand about her strong advocacy for her clients."
Family Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked on several cases with Nicole and have always found her to practice with the utmost honesty and professionalism. I highly recommend her and she is an asset to the local legal community."
Family Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Nicole and I have worked together on multiple family law matters recently. She always advocates for her clients and presents herself in a professional manner. Her and I have been able to work together to obtain mutually-beneficial agreements for our clients without unnecessary court intervention. I endorse Nicole."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have known Nicole for many years, and I wouldn't hesitate to refer a client to her. She is a smart, aggressive, and determined family lawyer that works extremely hard for her clients and is an expert litigator."
Family Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Nicole. She has been practicing family law for over two decades in Phoenix. She is extremely knowledgeable in this area of practice, and very competent. I would not hesitate to have her represent me."
Family Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Nicole is an aggressive advocate for her clients while remaining respectful and collaborative with opposing counsel."
Family Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Nicole is very dedicated to her clients and is a pleasure to work with on most occasions. She is extremely knowledgeable in the field and will not back down, she is a very strong advocate."
Family Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked for Nicole as a law student, and learned a lot from her. Nicole is a great attorney and a great person. Nicole is an aggressive advocate for her clients and very compassionate and caring in all aspects of her life. Any client would be lucky to have Nicole as his or her lawyer. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Nicole is an amazing attorney and advocate for her clients. She does everything possible to fulfill the wishes of her clients while keeping costs to a minimum. Nicole's knowledge and experience in family law sets her apart from most attorneys in the field. I enthusiastically recommend Nicole for any family law needs."
Family Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Ms. Lasiter is a tireless advocate for her clients and her profession. Her problem solving skills set her apart as one of the premier attorneys in Maricopa."
Family Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole is a valuable member of our online AVVO community. I endorse this lawyer."
Mediation Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Nicole and I have been business partners for more than 13 years. I have witnessed Nicole as an extremely effective mediator as she is solution oriented and a creative problem solver."
Family Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole is an excellent attorney. She is very knowledgeable, organized and an effective trial attorney. I have known her for years and she is a strong advocate for all of her clients. I have no reservation endorsing this fine attorney."
Family Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole is a wealth of knowledge in the area of Family Law. She is passionate attorney that provides top-notch representation to her clients. I have referred cases to her in the past and will continue to do so."
Family Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Nicole is a knowledgeable attorney, and has always been a pleasure to work with on family law matters."
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Phoenix Family Lawyer Nicole Lasiter
Nicole Lasiter
Family Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 28 years
Virtual consultation available