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Nicole Elaine Bernabe

Family Attorney at Mesa, AZ

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Nicole

Learn Nicole’s areas of practice.

Nicole Bernabe is a highly experienced Arizona divorce and family law attorney. She has the ability to listen to her clients to determine the best strategy to meet their goals ensuring the best possible outcome for their particular situation. She is an aggressive and effective advocate for her clients.

Nicole has extensive experience in:

  • Arizona divorce
  • child support
  • child custody – legal decision-making
  • spousal maintenance
  • post decree modifications
  • property settlements
  • prenuptial agreements
  • adoptions, and many more family based legal situations.

In addition to her Family Law experience, Nicole also handles juvenile matters including dependency and termination of parental rights.

Nicole is an Arizona native growing up in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. In her free time Nicole enjoys spending time with her young daughter and her family. Nicole is also an avid softball player and loves Sun Devil Football.

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Location

Rowley Chapman & Barney
63 E. Main St., Suite 501
Mesa, AZ, 85201

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Reviews

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Posted by James C | April 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child custody
Nicole is beyond the best lawyer I have ever hired I lost costudy and my kids got to move to another state when I contacted Nicole she assured me she would do her best to get me my kids. She got my kids back in the state of Arizona and got me full costudy if it wasn’t for her I would still be with out my kids! I’m grateful for her and her team !
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Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
A Reliable and Trusted Attorney
I have Nicole Bernabe-Rice and her paralegal, Jenna Erikson, as representation for my child support modification. Both have been very professional, knowledgable, responsive and dedicated. Miss Bernabe-Rice does not back down from a fight but also keeps emotions out and knows your rights and the law. It is exactly what is needed in my case. I highly recommend them!
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Posted by Liz | April 21, 2019
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She deserves more than 5 ⭐️
Nicole and her Paralegal Jenna are amazing! I’m going through a very nasty divorce and I believe if I had chosen anyone else I would’ve been screwed. They are 100% dedicated to their clients. She’s so easy to talk to and truly cares about her clients. She’s found things that honestly if I had gone the cheap way as my husband wanted I would’ve been hurting even more financially. She’s very thorough! Don’t let her Paralegal Jenna fool you with her sweetness because that girl is a pit bull too. These ladies are seriously an “A Team”. I’m a serious worrier but I’m very confident with the ladies representing me. Win or lose I know that they have worked hard on my case and are seriously prepared every time we’ve had to go to court. I have to also compliment the front office Joann because she is always my cheerleader especially when I’m down. Thank you for everything you have done for me. Words cannot express how much you ladies mean to me especially being here alone, no support and completely devastated over the end of a 23 yr marriage.
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Posted by Mariama | January 28, 2018
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Very knowledgeable!
Almost a year ago, I hired Nicole for a VERY difficult case in family court. I first thought she was very young and maybe not enough experienced to handle my case, I WAS WRONG! She WON my case, so that I can be with all my children. I can’t never thank her enough for her HARD work in my case. I was surprised how well she knew the story associated to each exhibit. That’s how you know when your lawyer is 100% working for you! When you walk into that beautiful building in Mesa, everyone at Rowley Chapman & Barney is welcoming! I don’t ever want to go back to court again, but if I have to or if I know someone who needs a strong attorney, Nicole is definitely the right attorney to hire. Thank you Nicole! Life is again beautiful for us!
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Posted by Michael | January 20, 2018
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She Won the Toughest Case in Family Law
Due to family issues, I had to leave Arizona to move to Oklahoma. Unfortunately, my wife could not move with me because she and her child's father could not come up with a long distance parenting plan. My wife and I sought out many lawyers, most of whom said they wouldn't take the case, or that the case was too hard to win. After working with another attorney that didn't pan out for us, Nicole took the case. She essentially rolled up her sleeves and dug in! Nicole wasn't only our lawyer, but a support throughout the process. Although she represents many, she honestly made us feel like we were her only client!! As the trial approached, she laid out her strategy to both my wife and me and was open to any ideas we had. I think my wife describes her litigation techniques best when she says, "Nicole was a lion in there." She was relentless!! She executed her plan and WON THE CASE for us!! Should you decide to hire Nicole, my recommendation would be to listen to what she says, because she is listening to what you have to say, and she knows what she is doing!! She's AWESOME!!! SHE'S A LION!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 100-300 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Rowley Chapman & Barney
  • 2017 - Present
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Judd S. Nemiro, PLLC
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Associate Attorney
  • My AZ Lawyers
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Rule 38 Law Clerk
  • Community Legal Services
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Rule 38 Law Clerk
  • American Indian Wills Clinic
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Granville Law, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Rule 38 Law Clerk
  • Veternan's Tax Clinic
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Office of the Yuma County Public Defender
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Malkin & Associates
  • 2011 - 2011
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Education

  • Arizona Summit Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Arizona State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2010

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Petition for Modification of Legal Decision Making, Parenting Time and Child Support
  • My client was awarded joint legal decision making and 50/50 parenting time with a reduction in child support.
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Father's rights were severed at trial.

Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Association for Justice - Arizona Summit Law School
  • Treasurer
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Juvenile Law Society - Arizona Summit Law School
  • Treasurer
  • 2012 - 2013
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Academic Merit Scholarship
  • Arizona Summit Law School
  • 2011
  • Dean's List - Spring
  • Arizona State University
  • 2010
  • Dean's List - Spring
  • Arizona State University
  • 2009
  • Dean's List - Fall
  • Arizona State University
  • 2009
  • Dean's List - Fall
  • Arizona State University
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (13)
Endorse Nicole
Unknown Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Family Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Friend
"Not only is Nicole my friend, but she was also a co-worker, before we both went on to different firms. Nicole passionately advocates for her clients and is a friendly and comforting presence for them while they go through a very stressful process. I would endorse Nicole on all matters involving Family Law, and when I can't take cases I am quick to refer clients to her."
Family Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"Nicole is an excellent lawyer and advocate for her clients. I endorse her for any family law matters."
Family Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
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