Law is the family business for Nicole Davis. Her dad is a real estate attorney in Taylorsville, and her mom is his office manager. So growing up, people always asked Nicole if she planned to follow in her father’s footsteps. The older she got, the more she became interested in the law, but Nicole also felt a strong calling to be in ministry.
In college, weighing the choice of seminary or law school, Nicole realized she could pursue both of her callings – becoming an attorney professionally and staying involved in the ministry through church and volunteer work.
Nicole earned a Bachelor of Arts in public policy and economics from UNC. She earned her juris doctorate from the UNC School of Law.
Though her dad practices real estate law, Nicole found herself drawn to plaintiff’s work that allows her to use her legal expertise to advocate for people in need of help and justice.
While studying to become an attorney, Nicole worked for the Southern Environmental Law Center and also interned with the Law Offices of F. Bryan Brice, Jr. in Raleigh. These opportunities provided her with experience in environmental law and personal injury law, specifically toxic torts involving clients who suffered injuries because of environmental contamination.
In law school, Nicole was a Note Editor for the First Amendment Law Review and a teaching assistant for an undergraduate class on environmental law and policy. She was treasurer of the law school’s chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. She worked as professor’s research assistant at the UNC School of Law Immigration Clinic and clerked for Investors Title Insurance Company in Chapel Hill.
Throughout her time in Chapel Hill, Nicole was active with the UNC Wesley Campus Ministry, serving in a variety of leadership positions. In law school, she worked for the campus ministry, serving as a liaison between staff and students. She remains a board member for the organization, which is affiliated with the Methodist church.
Nicole, who is engaged to be married in October 2018, recently moved to Burlington. She hopes to become involved in a local church and would love to sing with the praise band, as she did during her time at Carolina.
Music has been a big part of Nicole’s life. She was a dancer for 15 years and has performed in musical theater, something she also hopes to continue to do.