Associate Trial Consultant
As an associate trial consultant, Nicola supports the trial team from the beginning planning stages of a case until completion of the trial. She reviews and organizes legal documents, helps develop sketches and storyboards, and collaborates with internal graphics teams to enable production of courtroom visual displays. She plays an integral role in the development of case themes and persuasion strategies.
Nicola’s interest in trial consulting developed during college when a jury consultant came to visit her forensic psychology class. Nicola was intrigued by the fact that the trial strategy process involved a blend of law, psychology, and media. She decided to become a trial consultant.
Nicola recently graduated cum laude from Pomona College with a BA in politics. During school, she honed her research, writing, and marketing skills by performing several internships. As legislative intern for United States Senator Dianne Feinstein in Washington, D.C., she wrote position papers. One of them involved researching healthcare access in California under the Affordable Care Act and writing about how proposed legislative changes under the Trump administration would impact access. As entertainment intern for Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire magazines, she was involved in public relations campaigns and conceptualization of articles and covers.
Nicola has put her skills to work for her community. She volunteered as an after-school tutor for students needing assistance with reading and writing and as a counselor for a student who needed help with the college application process. In addition, she served as a student liaison for Claremont Pomona Locally Grown Power, a nonprofit organization dedicated to stimulating clean energy technology and jobs.
Well-traveled, Nicola has been to many places throughout Europe, Southeast Asia, Oceania, and South America. When traveling, she particularly delights in dining on authentic regional cuisines. She is content to stay close to home in Northern California as well and can often be found picnicking with friends and family at the area’s beautiful beaches.
“When they go low, we go high”
– Michelle Obama