Nicole believes her role as an attorney is to help her clients quickly, efficiently, and effectively resolve their disputes. As part of that, Nicole is committed to keeping her clients informed, making sure they understand the process, the options available, and the potential risks and benefits of each option. Because most people are involved in very few lawsuits during their lifetime, Nicole makes sure each client is given the necessary guidance along the way. Nicole firmly believes in the value of resolving matters by agreement rather than through litigation. This allows the parties to craft more creative agreements, potentially maintain an amicable relationship even after the case is resolved, and typically costs far less than litigation. On the other hand, when necessary, Nicole is fully prepared to advocate for her clients in court to protect their interests. Nicole has experience handling family law cases, real estate matters, contract disputes, business and employment issues, and many others. Since 2004, Nicole has helped her clients reach successful resolution in these areas, through negotiation, litigation, and appellate work. Nicole also acts as a mediator to help parties reach an agreed resolution.
- U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
- Seattle University, School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2004
J.D., Honors: Magna Cum Laude
- Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, 2001
Major: Political Science
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Washington State Bar Association – Member
- Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association – Member
- Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyer Section – Member
- WSBA Family Law Section, 2008 – Present – Member
- International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2008 – Present – Member
- Collaborative Professionals of Washington, 2008 – Present – Member
- Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County, 2008 – Present – Executive Committee Member
Areas of Practice
- Business & Commercial Law
- Construction Law
- Family Law
- Collaborative Law
- Employment Law
- Real Estate Law
- Wills and Estate Planning
- Landlord/Tenant Law
Nicole Bolan is a superb lawyer with a professional grasp of the client’s situation. Her communication skills enhance not only the client-lawyer relationship, but expedites the process of negotiation. Ms Bolan exhibits a willingness to expedite the process, without hampering the client’s interests. She not only communicated effectively with opposing personnel, she did so without delay. I would recommend her talents to anyone I know who wants to work with an efficient, intelligent and hard-working lawyer who also is an expert in her field.
Nicole has been my lawyer on several different occasions. Each time I found her to be very professional, attentive to detail, thorough. She kept me posted as to what was happening and where we were in the procedure. I had complete confidence in her abilities and was completely satisfied with the results. She helped with my estate planning and probates on two occasions.
My experience with Nicole was good. I find people who get divorced regret their choice in lawyer, but I can say with confidence that I do not feel that way. She kept me informed about my options and helped me keep a level head. She did not tell me what to do or say or tell me there was only one way to accomplish my goals. She did give me options with warnings about each avenue. She answered all my calls and emails quickly, and she was sympathetic to my needs. She seemed knowledgeable, and when she didn’t know she researched the information. I felt she was always looking out for my best interest which is very hard to come by during a divorce.
I want to thank each of you for the outstanding professional legal services that you have provided me in my marriage dissolution case. At no time did I worry about what my attorneys were doing. Your manner gave me complete confidence that my best interests were always important to you. I want to also give a special shout-out to Nicole for her brilliant stewardship of the matter.
“From the moment I met with Nicole she made me feel comfortable and that she would handle everything. Even though I was going through a long drawn out custody battle, she helped me every step of the way. I would strongly recommend Nicole as she is great person as well as a lawyer.”
“I feel that Nicole Bolan is an excellent lawyer. She is efficient and always makes sure that her clients needs are being met. In the court room she is always prepared, on-time, and thinks quickly in response to the other attorney and/or the judge. I feel very comfortable when speaking with Mrs. Bolan, she is patient and understanding as well as honest about what she feels should be done and listens to any ideas that her client may have and gives great feedback. I have been very happy with Mrs. Bolan’s services.”