Nicole has been a passionate advocate for young people in Maryland since 2004. She represents children with disabilities in the special education process from identification and IEP development through administrative hearings, as well as youth who are involved with the juvenile justice system. Nicole often represents students with learning disabilities, autism, ADHD, and emotional disabilities. Clients appreciate that Nicole values the relationships that families have with their schools and strives to facilitate respectful dialogue while ensuring the best outcome for the child.
She also advocates for people with disabilities in the process of obtaining and maintaining services through Maryland Medicaid, Medicaid Waivers and other State programs. Nicole was named a "Rising Star" in Schools and Education by Super Lawyers in 2012.
Nicole is a member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates.
Nicole discussing the School to Prison pipeline on WYPR:
Press release on Nicole's work with the Maryland Coalition to Reform School Discpline to curb the suspension of 4, 5, and 6 year olds: