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Nicole Hankins

Criminal defense Attorney at Wenatchee, WA

5.0   31 reviews

also known as Nicole Hankins

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  • Licensed for 13 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
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EXPERIENCED. AGGRESSIVE. EFFECTIVE.

The Hankins Tibbits Law Firm stands ready to handle any misdemeanor or felony criminal offense in North Central Washington you face. We have over 40 years of experience in criminal defense and major crimes prosecution handling some of the toughest cases seen in our area. Our unmatched experience and passionate advocacy has generated proven results for countless individuals on both sides of the criminal justice system.

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Hankins Tibbits Law Firm PLLC

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Posted by Cris | October 13, 2014
The Best Attorney I could Ask for...
Nicole has been a great Attorney. I have been litigating my case for One year, and she has been very diligent and dedicated to my cause. At first I was a bit reserved, however as time went on and she has turned a very bad situation into one with so much HOPE, I could not be happier with my choice. I would definately recommend her to any one in need of Legal help. As a matter of fact I have full intentions of keeping her on retainer because she is also very vesatile, from Criminal to Family Law to Traffic Violations. Although I dont plan on any more criminal cases, one never knows when you will be pulled over unfairly... which in some cases (as my own) can lead to other serious matters coming up. Nicole is the one that has proven to be very resourceful and resiliant in being my champion. She has not stopped or slowed down in 12 months to get me the BEST results possible and another opportunity at Life. If you want a dedicated and untiring Attorney in your corner that inspires peace of mind and Hope, Nicole Hankin is my choice. Give her a chance and she will make sure you get yours.
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Posted by CB | August 12, 2014
A skilled lawyer
I hired Ms. Hankins as my lawyer when I was stopped for a DUI. Nicole is an amazing lawyer. She got my BAC test dismissed and I was eventually found not guilty of the charges. Her level of experience and intellect was obvious in the courtroom. The prosecutors seem to be outmatched in every aspect of our case. I highly recommend Nicole if you find yourselves in a similar situation.
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grateful Client
Nicole took on a complicated and serious case for me. Nicole helped me do everything I could do to show the courts I was taking responsibility. I would recommend Nicole to anyone. The court case Dismissed!
Posted by Michael | May 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nicole was amazing!
I hired Nicole for Estate Planning/Power of Attorney needs and she made sure we had our needs include in her services, and was full service in hiring the notary to sign outside the office due to a family medical issue. One of the best in the Valley!!!
Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Work and More
You're definitely in good hands with Nicole. She commands respect in the courtroom and will take your case very seriously. She has far exceeded the expectations I had for this experience and went above and beyond to make sure all sides honored any and all agreements. In short, you definitely want Nicole on your side, because it's incredible what I've seen her do.
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Posted by Tianna | July 22, 2022
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Amazing!
Nicole was so amazing and through this whole process, super helpful with a great outcome. Any time I had any questions she was available and willing to answer any questions and very quickly. I really appreciated everything she did. Would definitely hire her again. But hopefully I won’t need to!
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Nicole Hankins helped me out when my world got turned upside down. As much as I feared and stressed, she told me I was going to be okay. She was right. She is not after your money, she cut me a deal on costs because she is a kind and compassionate person. She was able to get my case dropped BEFORE the first set Pretrial court date. Anyone can tell that she is a well respected force to be reckoned with in the court room. She’s strong and intimidating and well spoken. I felt I was represented really well. I would strongly encourage anyone to go to Nicole for criminal defense. After my case was dropped Nicole was so sweet and returned a portion of the money I had paid to her. I am a single mom of 2 scraping by. A felony would ruin my life and my future. I would’ve lost my job and my home. She wrote me a check and told me to take care of my kids. That’s the kind of person she is. She is a top notch attorney and you will greatly benefit from having her on your side.
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Posted by Scotty. | July 20, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Catch me if you can.
Well ya they did. After some bad alcohol fueled choices I ran from the cops. Charged with a felony allude. And a bunch other stuff. I did 30 days jail before coming up with the bail money. My court appointed attorney said I can get you four more months jail and two months house arrest. So I hired Nicole and just went on with my life I didn’t stress out about bugging her and wondering what she’s doing I just let her do her job and I got no more jail time no house arrest just 30 days community service which sucks but whatever. She’s good and I didn’t have to keep paying and paying. Just what we discussed for the initial payment was it.
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Posted by Roger | July 20, 2022
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The best
Nicole did an amazing job with my DUI, Nicole is honest and up front, I was very pleased with the deal she got me, and with my past history I didn't think a deal could be made but Nicole made it happen. I'm great full to Nicole and her law firm.
Posted by Daniel | March 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nicole Hankins Criminal Defense
My lawyer defended me and gave me thee best tips on how to deal with my case and cope around my issues. She fought for me mentally and intelligently. Nicole was the perfect lawyer for me because she went above and beyond for my case and I would recommend her to fight for me again.
Posted by Ashley | November 23, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Lucky to have her!
She made me feel comfortable. She is confident. She explains things well. She works very hard. Felt so lucky to have her!
Posted by Taylor | November 19, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
DUI Attorney
Nicole gave me the best possible representation and outcome I could have received from anyone. I would hope no one would repeat the same mistake as me but if they did I would not recommend anyone but her as their attorney. She is extremely reputable and her entire staff helped to ease my concerns and deliver a great result. I truly thank her for all she did.
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2021
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Successfully Reduced My DUI Charge!
After getting a DUI and doing research on local attorneys, I stumbled upon Nicole Hankins, and after reading about her professional experience as a Chelan County prosecutor, I decided to hire her. Throughout the legal process, Nicole was professional, responsive, and attentive to everything related to my case. Nicole went above and beyond in advocating for me and eventually secured a great deal. I’m eternally grateful to Nicole for her advocacy and support and strongly believe she has the perfect background to assist others with their legal issues. Thank you, Nicole!
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Posted by Josh | May 10, 2021
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The future really is female!
I was really stressed out about what I was going to do while being tried for a DUI. The whole process was overwhelming, especially for my first time being in trouble. I was appointed Mrs.Hankins by the grace of god and really felt like I had someone who cared about my specific case, even though she had been through the process numerous times. I appreciated her willing to stand and fight for my case until it was right. She took the time to explain everything that was going to happen and recommended me to the best places for my next steps. I hope to stay out of any trouble in the future but if I do ever need a lawyer, I’ll be shooting her a call. 10/10 would recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Exlentent work and helpful
Nicole did a good job I had no problem with communicating,or asking questions she perused the best options she gave me really good advice I was charged with two reckless driving tickets and one DUI she was able to get both lowered down to a minor DUI and a negligent.
Posted by Angie | March 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire Nicole!
Nicole is a great lawyer. She’s professional, but still relatable and treats you fairly. From day one of calling her, it felt that she was working hard for me. I was extremely nervous going into my situation but having Nicole representing me put me at ease. She responds timely and always answers questions clearly. I would definitely recommend her. Thank you Nicole!
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2021
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Straightforward, empathetic, supportive
I was charged with a DUI and a Domestic Violence assault charge even though I was the one knocked out I went to jail. There was a new prosecutor that moved to the area that was not willing to budge or work with us but because Nicole didn't give up and didn't talk me into the first deal that came along my charges ultimately were down graded and I didn't receive convictions on those specific charges. I have never been in trouble before so often times I was hysterical and very emotional and don't come from a background with a support system. She pleaded my case and wouldn't stop fighting and was willing to go all the way to trial however, she was very realistic about my situation and did not give any false Hope whatsoever. She was very sympathetic to what my daughter and I had been thru and was willing to drag it out as long as necessary because she truly believes in justice.
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
I was taken to jail overnight and within hours of calling Nicole was at court getting the prosecutor to drop the charges. She was amazing!
Posted by Evan | October 8, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
The best money can buy
Nicole helped my daughter in a driving case. She was tenacious and never gave up. She went above and beyond and was able to get us a deferred finding that other attorneys said was not possible. She kept at it until she was certain it was the best offer we could get. Nicole’s experience shines in the courtroom and she can help you with anything from a criminal charge, to a traffic infraction, to family law. As the old saying goes “You get what you pay for” and I guarantee you will get the best if you retain Nicole Hankins as your counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2020
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Very professional, and very reasonable
Nicole represented me very professionally in court. I was very pleased with the outcome of the cases involved and would highly recommend her to anyone seeking defense. She is friendly, courteous, and can make the confusing process of court very easy. On top of all that, she is paperless which makes keeping track of progress in this day and age a breeze! Pick Nicole, you will not be disappointed.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Pro Tem Judge
  • Douglas County District Court
  • 2021 - Present
  • Pro Tem Judge
  • Chelan County District
  • 2020 - Present
  • Owner/Principal
  • Hankins Law Firm PLLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Sexual Assault/Child Abuse/General Felony Prosecuting Attorney
  • Chelan County Prosecuting Attorney
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Principal Attorney
  • Hankins Law
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Senior Associate
  • Durflinger, Oliver & Associates
  • 2011 - 2013
  • In-House Counsel
  • Washington Harvest Incorporated
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney/Rule 9
  • Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DUI reduced to Traffic Infraction
  • Traffic Ticket
  • Buckley v. Defendant
  • 2nd DUI over .15 reduced to Reckless Driving
  • State v. Client
  • DUI completely dismissed
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Associations

  • Chelan-Douglas County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Order of the Barristers
  • Member/Inductee
  • 2010 - Present
  • Chelan County Sheriff's Office
  • Civil Service Examiner
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Chelan Douglas County Multi-Disciplinary Team
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Chelan-Douglas County Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Section
  • 2015 - 2018
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Seattle University School of Law Moot Court Board
  • Former Member
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • 30 Under 35
  • Wenatchee World
  • 2019
  • Guardian of SAGE
  • SAGE
  • 2019
  • Pro Bono Public Service Commendation
  • WSBA
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Firm of the Year
  • NALS
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Public Service Commendation
  • WSBA
  • 2012
  • Firm of the Year
  • NALS
  • 2011
  • Regional Trial Competitor
  • AAJ
  • 2010
  • Order of the Barristers Inductee
  • National Order of the Barristers
  • 2010
  • Academic Resource Center Scholar
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2009
  • Spring Trial Competition Semi-Finalist
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2009
  • Fall Trial Competition Semi-Finalist
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2009
  • Academic Resource Center Scholar
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2008
  • Academic Resource Center Scholar
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Wenatchee SANE Conference
  • SANE Nurses and Prosecution
  • 2019
  • Oral Arguments - Washington State Court of Appeals Division III State v. Hart
  • Washington State Court of Appeals Division III
  • 2018
  • Forensic Interview Training
  • Child Forensic Interviews: "Verification and Corroboration"
  • 2018
  • Wenatchee SANE Conference
  • SANE Nurses and Prosecution
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (25)
Endorse Nicole
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Nicole is experienced, knowledgeable, and a highly effective trial attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have litigated against Nicole when she was a prosecutor, and have also seen her in action and with clients when she was in private practice. I fully endorse both her legal skills, and her compassion for and dedication to her clients -- whether the client is a private citizen, or the community as a whole."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole is a well-spoken, knowledgable, and professional attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Hankins is an exceptional trial attorney that I do not hesitate in recommending."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I can easily endorse Nicole as an outstanding attorney. Nicole is a competent, professional, and experienced practitioner with a solid reputation in the community. She is also charismatic and caring, and will work relentlessly on behalf of her clients. I would definitely recommend Nicole."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole is a dedicated and compassionate attorney who works diligently to achieve the best results for her clients. She is an effective communicator and is extremely knowledgeable. Her dedication to professionalism and civility is second to none. I endorse Nicole with the highest recommendation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole is an excellent attorney! She is very knowledgeable on the law and is not scarred to fight for her clients. She is very well respected within the community and I endorse this lawyer!"
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole is amazing! I went to law school with her, and refer my own family members to her for traffic tickets, she has always done an excellent job and is very pleasant to work with. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for representation for DUI or traffic tickets."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Hankins is an exceptional lawyer"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked briefly with Nicole at the prosecutor's office where she proved herself early on as a sharp and dedicated prosecutor. In the years since I've observed her skills and experience develop. She demonstrates an ease and expertise in the courtroom and clearly has the confidence of her clients. I endorse Nicole Hankins without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Nicole is an experienced and well respected attorney who works hard for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"We're going to be hearing about Hankins for decades."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It has been rewarding to see Nicole represent her clients. Young lawyers today often miss the subtleties that separate the few from the rest. Nicole's professionalism is earning her a reputation as a colleague who brings great credit to our profession. She is always well prepared, knowledgeable and effective. It is great to have Nicole as part of the bar."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. During my time as a deputy prosecuting attorney, I was always impressed by Nicole's passionate advocacy for her clients. She has a sound legal mind and delivers top-notch results. Now, as a criminal defense attorney, I admire Nicole for these same qualities."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Hankins is an effective and zealous advocate for her clients. She has a comprehensive understanding of the system and always finds a way achieve the best outcome for her clients. She is a terrific choice for anyone charged with a crime."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole is a dedicated criminal defense attorney and is well respected by the legal community. Her charm and legal knowledge makes her a fierce negotiator that any client would be lucky to have represent them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Nicole Hankins is a great advocate for her clients and a warrior in the courtroom. - Cristine Beckwith, Attorney at Law"
Unknown Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Other
"Just a tremendously great lawyer!"
Unknown Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I feel fortunate to have worked with Nicole at the prosecutor's office and currently at Durflinger Oliver and Associates. She is a talented attorney who is decisive, knowledeable, and thinks quickly on her feet. Nicole has the ability to expose issues and successfully argue motions. She is a competent and caring advocate; clients appreciate her dedication and expertise."
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Wenatchee Criminal defense Lawyer Nicole Hankins
Nicole Hankins
Criminal defense Attorney
Wenatchee, WA
Licensed for 13 years
Virtual consultation available