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Nicole Elizabeth Boros

Divorce and separation Attorney at Carlsbad, CA

5.0   28 reviews

also known as Nicole Negron

  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Nicole

Learn Nicole’s areas of practice.

CERTIFIED FAMILY LAW SPECIALIST DELIVERING THE RESULTS YOU NEED.

Nicole Boros' practice focuses pimarily on divorce and legal separation but also includes child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, post judgment modifications and domestic violence restraining orders.   

Ms. Boros is a member of the State Bar of California, the San Diego County Bar Association, including the Family Law Section, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Ms. Boros attended California Western School of Law, where she was the President of the Student Bar Association. She also received a Faculty Award and was inducted into the Pro Bono Honors Society.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Boros interned with the San Diego Alternate Public Defenders Office as well as two Family Court commissioners for the Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County.

Awards

Client's Choice 2015,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2015 2012 2011

Photos and videos

Nicole Boros on How to Prepare for Divorce
Nicole Boros on The Big Ticket
Nicole Boros on The Best Possible Experience
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Location

Boros Law Firm, APC

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Steven | April 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Nicole!
Nicole did an exceptionally good job on getting my spousal support payments reduced. She knew all the legal aspects of my case and got me through a very stressful time period. I felt like she really cared about my situation and was not out to try to run up a bill like some attorneys. Thank you again Nicole!
Posted by Ed | November 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the best!
I interviewed three lawyers and by far Nicole was clearly the best. She answered all of my questions and made me feel comfortable as I was confident in her abilities. At our first meeting I told her that my goal was to save my marriage and she helped me accomplish that goal. She is an excellent negotiator who knows the law and she is also a very sincere person. There were two parts to my case and she did not waste my money and time on one of the parts as it was clearly a battle not worth fighting. I was a very needy client and Nicole was always there to talk/communicate with me as she makes herself totally accessible. Nicole is simply the best!
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Posted by Brandon | November 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would Definitely Recommend!
Nicole was great to say the least. I'd consulted with 2 Attorney's over the last few years and did not engage them as I was not confident in my case to either decrease or cease paying child support, but knew I would be paying those Attorney fees regardless. Nicole helped me understand my rights, and as a Father earning a significantly higher income than my ex-wife, I didn't feel like I had any. Her retainer is competitive compared to the others I interviewed and I'm positive she handled the case much better than they would've, resulting in the best possible outcome. I highly recommend Nicole!
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Posted by Jason and Jennie | January 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible!!!
Nicole Boros has been nothing short of INCREDIBLE. She delivered EVERY TIME. An extremely talented, intelligent, articulate and professional family law attorney, she truly made us ALWAYS feel as though our case was her top priority. Reacheable anytime, day or night, there really are no words to express how grateful our family is to have had her representation. Truth is, we have never experienced such professionalism in the legal profession and one of us works among a number of attorney’s regularly. Her sound and rational arguments in court were superb and impressive. We can’t stress enough how talented Nicole is as an attorney. Had the case not moved to another state, we would have continued to retain her services indefinitely and we only wish she could continue to represent us.
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Posted by Jackie | June 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Godsent
When I decided to hire an attorney to assist me during my divorce process all I heard was scary stuff "they all just want your money...they never respond to emails or phone calls...they charge absurd fees for every contact they make with you...all they want is to drag the process in court so they can make the most money". Well...Nicole is nothing like it. First, I really felt like as if she cared. She listened to my concerns and guided me through the process answering every question and responding to all my emails and phone calls within hours. She also advised on a settlement so I wouldn't have to pay my ex more in the long run and to avoid spending more money in attorney and court fees. I wanted to finalize my marriage agreement before I left town so she worked on the paperwork and we exchanged emails until 11pm the night before. And she did it all while she was 6 months pregnant! I was also concerned to see the final invoice but again I could not be happier when saw that I would be getting back more than half of what I paid for the retainer. I highly recommend Nicole Boros to anyone who needs a divorce attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
I called Nicole for a consultation. I had already had two previous attorneys in my case and was looking for someone who would advocate for me and my children. She took her time and answered all my questions thoroughly during the telephone consultation. I was trying to find an attorney through Modest Means but she is no longer under the program otherwise I would've retained her in a heartbeat!
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Posted by Amanda | October 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient. Smart. Ethical.
Nicole Boros is an excellent attorney. She's a fantastic communicator and very detailed. Even when dealing with an unreasonable & uncooperative opposing party, she was assertive in a diplomatic and professional manner. Her work was consistently top quality and always completed efficiently. She treated me with true kindness. I'd prefer not to need an attorney's services, but I'm grateful to have such an awesome lawyer in my corner!
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I hired Nicole Boros because she is smart, ethical, a great attorney, and knows the law.
Nicole Boros is my family law attorney, and I recommend her without reservation. I recommend Nicole because she is a great attorney, she is ethical, and she is a good person. Nicole is a great family law attorney. I went to law school myself, so I can tell good attorneys from bad. An average attorney might know what the law is—this should be the bare minimum (sadly it isn’t). A good attorney knows what the law is, and how it applies it to your situation. A great attorney knows what the law is, how it applies to your situation, and whether or not the issue is worth fighting over. In my opinion, Nicole is a great attorney. Whenever I asked Nicole what I should do, she gave me thoughtful advice that considered all of the strategic aspects of my divorce—even if I did not happen to like her answer. Nicole is candid and straightforward. But more than that, when she gave me advice I could trust that it was accurate and on point. Nicole is ethical. Your divorce or custody issue may be contentious and emotionally draining. Mine certainly was. The last thing I needed was an attorney who was going to tell me I could “win” when I could not, or that I should fight, when I should not. Because my background helped me know what to look for in an attorney, I did not stop searching until I found the right one for my family–which is I why I replaced two law firms before working with Nicole. Nicole continues to be my attorney today. Keep in mind that you are litigating the most important thing in your life—your family. It would not be hard for an unethical attorney to try to convince you how awful your ex-spouse is (you’re probably already thinking this). It would be even easier for a conniving lawyer to persuade you that you should fight because “the law is on your side.” An unethical attorney might even try to convince you that your ex-spouse should never see your children, and that you need a restraining order so that he/she never again sees them. Be wary of firms that do this. Be skeptical of the attorney who constantly advises you to escalate your litigation. Keep in mind that the more you fight—regardless of whether you are “right”—the more your attorney will get paid. In my experience, Nicole only told me to fight when absolutely necessary. She frequently sought to de-escalate my situation—which was 1) the best thing for my family; and 2) directly counter to her financial interests (but kept costs down for me). That is exactly how I could tell she is ethical; she never sought to take advantage of the emotion that occurs in family law. The combination of the above traits makes Nicole an excellent value. You might find an attorney who charges a lower hourly rate than Nicole. But if that’s how you’re judging value, you are doing it all wrong. Searching for the lowest hourly rate is penny-wise and pound-foolish. My opinion is that Nicole knows the law. You might expect that every attorney knows the law, but this is not so. Prior to hiring Nicole I worked with an attorney who charged a lower hourly rate. And nearly every time I asked this attorney a question about my case I received a typical response of “let me research that for you.” Then, one hour (and $200) later, I received the answer. Or worse, I might ask an associate a question who would say “let me ask the partner I work for.” Then, I’d get charged the hourly rate of both the associate and the partner combined! Whereas when I asked Nicole the same question, she told me the answer in five minutes while I was on the phone with her. Nicole is a good person. I know many attorneys. Most of them are as enjoyable to be around as an acute bee sting to your eye. But I believe Nicole is more than just a great attorney, she is also a great person. She always treated me more than fairly, never nickel-and-dimed me, and was always responsive. Nicole never pushed me to fight--but if I had no other choice--then I knew I could trust her to fight, and to win.
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Posted by Richard | June 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Law Champion
Nicole is a true Champion Gladiator when it comes to family law! I was going through a very unpleasant knock-down drag-out divorce. The attorney I had originally retained was allowing the opposing counsel to take advantage of my situation in every way. After doing some extensive research and reading a lot of reviews, I found Nicole. It was very clear from the beginning that she was the right attorney for me. She entered into the arena and took charge of the situation. She took a desperate situation and turned it into a positive one with a very agreeable outcome. I truly believe no matter what situation you're in concerning family law, Nicole is the attorney you want representing you. She is very professional and skilled. Has a wealth of knowledge and knows exactly how to apply that to achieve the desired outcome. I would highly recommend Nicole to anyone going through any situation concerning family law.
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Nicole has assisted me with two matters and did an excellent job on both. She is a good listener and pays close attention to detail. She's also very upfront about your options and possible outcomes. Importantly, she's very efficient! I highly recommend her.
Posted by Brandon | November 19, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nicole Boros is the real deal
I'm so grateful for Nicole and her service. My experience with her as my representation was incredible. I was concerned about being taken advantage of after hearing horror stories from friends and family. I had so many questions and had no idea what to do. Nicole Boros was not only kind and caring but she is the epitome of professionalism. She is extremely responsive to any and all my questions and helped to guide me through the process. When we went to court she was prepared, had her facts in order and perfectly handled all questions thrown at her. I could not be happier with Nicole. I would highly recommend her and have given her card out to my friends that are going through a similar situation. Though divorce is hard, having the right person in your corner is so important, and choosing Nicole was the best decision I could have made.
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Posted by Judy | November 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I had been researching attorneys for my divorce for quite some time and I was fortunate to be referred to Nicole Boros. She was just what I needed. My ex's attorney was a bully and tried to scare me into settling when I was representing myself. I hired Nicole before our big custody hearing (wish I would've found her sooner) and she handled everything with ease. The best part was being in Court with her - she was confident and didn't let my ex's attorney walk all over her. The judge deferred to Nicole a lot because it was clear that she knew what she was doing, while my ex's attorney just sat there - I don't even think he understood what Nicole and the judge were talking about. I walked out of court feeling so happy and relieved, all because of Nicole. Take my advice - hire Nicole before your ex does.
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Posted by nicole | August 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
amazing service!!
my custody and divorce was messy and crazy, but she helped every step of the way I was able to be involved even living out of the county. we were able to get everything done very easily. so happy I had Nicole on my side. I got exactly what I wanted. would recommend her to any and every one!
Posted by June | July 30, 2015
Dedicated & Experienced
I am so glad I found Nicole Boros. She made sure I understood the entire divorce process and that I was protected from day one. I had heard horror stories from my friends about how their divorce attorney overcharged them or never called back - I never experienced that with my attorney. Nicole was a blessing and I am thrilled that I found her. Very experienced and well poised in court too.
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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2015
The Best in Southern California
I been with Nicole for sometime now and I must say she delivers as promised. She is quick on responding to emails and returns phone calls in a timely fashion. I am 100% satisfied with her work. Any legal issues regarding family law I will always hire Nicole Boros to be in my corner.
Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2015
Amazing Advocate
I could not have been more pleased with Nicole's services in my divorce matter. My ex was a nightmare and did everything possible to delay the process. Nicole did not fall for his tricks - she responded to only what was necessary which saved me tremendously. In the end, he ended up paying me for his bad behavior. I recommend Nicole without hesitation.
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Posted by Lorena Sanchez | February 20, 2015
Great Lawyer!
Nicole was attentive and supportive. I was an emotional mess and having such a professional and sharp attorney helped me tremendously. She fought for me and comforted me when I needed it the most. I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for an experienced and caring attorney.
Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2015
My First Pick
Nicole was recommended to me by a close family friend. She helped me with my custody and child support case. When I came to her, I didn't know what I was doing. She was patient and helped me understand what needed to be done and what the court would likely order. I have worked with other attorneys who never get back to you and just want your money - Nicole was the exact opposite. I strongly suggest that you consider her for your case.
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2015
Best Family Law Attorney
Ms. Boros was my attorney for my divorce case and she truly helped me during the most difficult time in my life. My husband controlled everything so I walked into the divorce blind. Ms. Boros knew how to obtain information about his assets and debts and ensured I received a fair settlement. She was always available when I had questions too. I highly recommend her services!
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Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2014
Excellent Attorney
Nicole represented me in my child support case and I am so happy I had her on my side. From day one, she outlined my case so I knew what to expect. She was very prepared and it was clear in court that the judge respected her. I highly recommend her for any family matter!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Certified Family Law Specialist
  • Boros Law Firm, APC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Antonyan Miranda (fka Miranda Law Group, PC)
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Instructor
  • University of San Diego
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Managing Attorney
  • Boyd Law
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Managing Attorney
  • Claery & Green, LLP
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Turley Law Firm
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Legal Intern
  • Upper Deck
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Legal Intern
  • San Diego Alternate Public Defender
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Project Assistant
  • Snell & Wilmer, LLP Law Offices
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Maricopa County Superior Court
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Volunteer Law Clerk
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • 2003 - 2003
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Education

  • California Western Sol
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Arizona St Univ
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Marriage of C
  • Stipulation Reached
  • Move Away for Professional Athlete
  • After proving that it was in the best interest of the minor child to live with Father, regardless of location of residence, Court agreed and granted Father’s move away request. Father now has primary child custody and receives child support.
  • Spousal Support & Attorney Fees
  • Husband ordered to immediately pay Wife $2,000 in spousal support per month and $4,000 in attorney fees forthwith to assist with remainder of litigation costs.
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Associations

  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • California Western School of Law Alumni Board
  • Chair - Promoting Professionalism
  • N/A
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Diego County Bar Association 100% Club
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Service
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Arizona State University Alumni Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Snell & Wilmer, LLP Law Firm Alumni
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Student Bar Association, California Western School of Law
  • President
  • N/A
  • California Western School of Law Alumni Board
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • San Diego Family Law Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • California Western School of Law Alumni Board
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego
  • Member
  • N/A
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • N/A
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Entertainment and Sports Law Society, California Western School of Law
  • President
  • N/A
  • San Diego County Bar Association, New Lawyer Division
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Law Student Division
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • LRIS Attorney
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2015
  • 2014 Best of the Bar Nominee
  • San Diego Business Journal
  • 2014
  • 100% Club
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • 2014
  • LRIS Attorney
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Faculty Award
  • California Western School of Law
  • 2008
  • The Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • The Board of Governors of the State Bar of California
  • 2007
  • Barrister of the Year Award Nominee
  • State Bar of California
  • N/A
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Publications

  • California Western Law Journal
  • Alumni News
  • 2014
  • California Western Law Journal
  • Community News
  • 2013
  • California Western Law Journal
  • Alumni News
  • 2013
  • California Western Law Journal
  • Community News
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • MLG Roundtable
  • CCP 128.7 Sanctions
  • 2015
  • USD
  • Same Sex Marriages
  • 2014
  • USD
  • Domestic Violence
  • 2014
  • USD
  • Paternity
  • 2014
  • USD
  • Attorney Fees
  • 2014
  • USD
  • Family Law Property
  • 2014
  • USD
  • Paralegal Ethics
  • 2014
  • USD
  • Marital Agreements
  • 2014
  • USD
  • Spousal Support
  • 2014
  • USD
  • Child Support
  • 2014
  • USD
  • Termination of Marriage
  • 2014
  • USD
  • Child Custody & Child Visitation
  • 2014
  • MLG Roundtable
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • 2014
  • MLG Roundtable
  • Family Code 271 Sanctions
  • 2014
  • MLG Roundtable
  • Enforcement of Out-of-State Orders
  • 2014
  • MLG Roundtable
  • Setting Aside Family Law Judgments
  • 2014
  • MLG Roundtable
  • Child Support
  • 2014
  • MLG Roundtable
  • Child Custody & Move Away
  • 2014
  • MLG Roundtable
  • Third Party Joinder
  • 2014
  • MLG Roundtable
  • Presentation of Evidence
  • 2014
  • MLG Roundtable
  • FC 3064 Requirements
  • 2014
  • California Western School of Law
  • Introduction to Law School
  • 2008
  • California Western School of Law
  • Introduction to Law School
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (59)
Given (68)
Endorse Nicole
Family Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole is a very intelligent, driven, and passionate advocate. She is very knowledgeable in family law and familiar with the San Diego courts and judges. I highly recommend her for all family law matters."
Family Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Boros consistently shows her tremendous expertise and skills for family law. I would not hesitate to endorse her or refer a client to her."
Family Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the pleasure of knowing Ms. Boros for a handful of years. I am confident that clients in need of a family law attorney are in great hands when I refer them to her office. I endorse this lawyer for family law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole is an asset to her clients and the legal community. Practicing Divorce Law not only requires a keen attention to the law, but compassion to the client. Nicole has my endorsement!"
Child custody Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms.Boros is an extremely skilled attorney. She is a firm negotiator and a great trial attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A sought-after attorney with excellent knowledge and experience."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney. Outstanding reputation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole is a professional in every sense of the word. I went to law school with her, and I have followed her career progress over the years. I highly recommend her for family law matters."
Unknown Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Boros. She is dedicated to providing her clients with superior results and is extremely knowledgeable in her area of law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Ms. Boros as opposing counsel on a matter. Ms. Boros was very knowledgeable, professional and expertly advocated for her client. Ms. Boros is an excellent Family Law attorney and Certified Family Law Specialist. I highly endorse Ms. Boros."
Family Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Talented, sharp and skilled lawyer who zealously represent her clients. I fully endorse Ms. Boros."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Boros is one of the best family law attorneys I have ever worked with. She is extremely knowledgeable in all areas of family law, and she is my go to person any time I have questions. I highly endorse her to anyone in need of a family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mrs. Boros. Very experienced and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact her first."
Family Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Nicole without reservation. She has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and has the skills of a superb litigator."
Family Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"From reviewing Attorney Boros' profile, endorsements, reviews and answers you can see that she is an excellent attorney that cares deeply for her clients."
Child custody Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Intelligent and compassionate with superior communication skills."
Domestic violence Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Quality representation and exceptional attentiveness to clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"What does it mean if I say I endorse this lawyer? Well for me, it means that I would not hesitate to hire her to represent me. Nicole is an outstanding, hard working and dedicated attorney. I have seen some her clients leave her office with smile on their face and a calmness knowing they are in good hands. She is confident and successful in her family practice. I haven't figured out the ranking of AVVO, but I can say she is a 10 and darn good at what she does."
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Carlsbad Divorce and separation Lawyer Nicole Elizabeth Boros
Nicole Elizabeth Boros
Divorce and separation Attorney
Carlsbad, CA
Licensed for 15 years