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Nicole is a trial attorney who defends clients in high-stakes product liability suits.

Nicole represents Fortune 500 and other large companies in a variety of complex litigation matters, including asbestos, cosmetic talc, medical device, pharmaceutical, automotive, and toxic tort cases. With a broad background in mass tort and product liability actions, Nicole has represented clients in both state and federal courts.

Nicole began serving on trial teams very early in her career, taking multiple cosmetic talc cases to trial for a major multinational corporation. She’s extensively familiar with preparing and arguing a wide range of motions, deposing critical witnesses, and assisting trial teams in achieving favorable outcomes for clients at trial.

Originally trained as a broadcast journalist, Nicole realized that her skillset was a perfect fit for litigation: she knew how to conduct in-depth interviews, even with reluctant witnesses; she was a gifted writer and communicator; and she’d been extensively schooled in synthesizing complex information into a digestible narrative. True to form, her first love in litigation is the investigation stage, and she excels at uncovering facts and evidence that lay the groundwork for key defenses.

In addition to the investigative skills she honed as a journalism student, Nicole has extensive experience working closely with expert witnesses on novel scientific issues and developing strategies that highlight the strengths of clients’ defenses.




  • 2020 Pathfinder, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity


  • J.D., Emory University School of Law
    • with honors
    • Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review, Editor-in-Chief
  • B.A., University of Southern California
    • magna cum laude


  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • California Lawyer’s Association
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Orange County Asian American Bar Association
  • State Bar of California

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  • Represented clients in all aspects of civil litigation, both in state and federal court, in asbestos, cosmetic talc, medical device, pharmaceutical, automotive, toxic tort and other product liability cases. Prepared and argued a wide range of motions, including discovery motions, motions for summary judgment, motions in limine, and post-trial motions.
  • Deposed critical fact and expert witnesses in wide array of product liability actions.
  • Served as a member of multiple trial teams, with responsibilities including preparing opening statements and closing arguments, drafting direct- and cross-examination outlines, preparing corporate representatives and expert witnesses for direct-and-cross-examination, arguing for and against the admission of exhibits into evidence, and preparing post-trial pleadings and appellate briefs.
  • Member of trial team that obtained defense verdict in product liability action involving allegations that plaintiff developed mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos. Crudge, et al. v. Armcord Inc., et al. (Los Angeles Superior Court)
  • Member of trial team that obtained unanimous defense verdict in favor of client following a four-week trial in product liability action involving allegations of asbestos exposure from use of cosmetic talcum powder products. Blinkinsop, et al. v. Albertsons Companies, Inc., et al. (Los Angeles Superior Court)
  • Drafted motion for summary judgment which was granted in cosmetic talcum powder case. Gibbons, et al. v. Axia Acquisition Corporation, et al. (Los Angeles Superior Court)
Outside the Office

Nicole enjoys staying active and spending time outdoors. When not at work, she can often be found exploring California’s natural beauty with her two small dogs, hiking along scenic trails, or sometimes even on horseback. A former competitive show jumper, Nicole has recently rediscovered her love for the sport, making it a priority to get back in the saddle as often as possible.