Nicole M. Cotton
Nicole M. Cotton has devoted her career to fighting for the rights of people facing criminal allegations. She earned her bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from Florida Atlantic University, and her juris doctor from Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center.
Nicole was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1976. After moving to West Palm Beach as a child, she went to local schools and graduated from Lake Worth Community High School. She started her career as a paralegal working for Richard G. Lubin, P.A. in 1999. In 2003, she enrolled in law school, continued her work at the Firm through her schooling, and graduated in December of 2006. After graduation, Nicole stayed on staff as an associate and managed her own caseload while working with other lawyers in the firm on their cases. While with Richard G. Lubin, P.A., Nicole was involved in a wide variety of casework, from DUI to white collar and violent crimes. Nicole has several years of experience in hiring experts and investigators to assist in cases and has extensive knowledge of organizing and utilizing focus groups.
Nicole and her family relocated to Sebastian, Florida to allow their daughter an opportunity to grow up in a close knit community. She looks forward to serving the local and surrounding communities.
Nicole has been admitted to practice in the State of Florida and in the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida. She is a member of The Florida Bar, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Palm Beach County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Palm Beach County Bar Association.
· 2014 – 2015: Elected to Board of Directors for Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Chair of Judicial Committee.
· 2013 – 2014: Member of Judicial Relations Committee for Palm Beach County Bar Association.
Outside of work, Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband Chad, and their 2-year-old daughter.