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Nicole Hull has a wide range of experience representing and litigating on behalf of families in domestic, special education, and child abuse and neglect cases.  Ms. Hull graduated cum laude from Mercer University with a dual degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice and also the Walter F. George School of Law.  Prior to opening The Hull Firm LLC in 2014, Ms. Hull garnered a broad range of child and family advocacy experience while clerking for the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government where her research and policy analysis reports were later used in the revisions for the Georgia Juvenile Code.  She then further enhanced those skills while serving as a fellow for the Emory University School of Law Summer Child Advocacy Program and clerking for both the Honorable John Beam, Jr. in Chatham County, and the Honorable Robin Shearer in Athens-Clarke County.

In addition to having extensive litigation experience, Ms. Hull also has a broad range of experience working the alternative dispute resolution field.  Because of her vast experience, Ms. Hull was appointed by the Georgia Supreme Court to serve on the Commission on Dispute Resolution to oversee the development of court-connected ADR programs in Georgia. Because of her expertise in dispute resolution and her litigation experience, Ms. Hull is frequently retained by the Georgia Department of Education to facilitate contentious an Individualized Education Plan meetings between families and school districts, the Department of Human Services to mediate disputes between families and the providers for federal assistance programs, and several Juvenile Courts to mediate both delinquency and dependency cases.

Ms. Hull is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia, Western Circuit Bar, and the Parent Attorney Advisory Committee, and the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates.  Ms. Hull also serves as a Regional Vice President for the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and is a board member for the Athens Revolving Loan Fund.  Ms. Hull also mentors several undergraduate and law students and is on the adjunct faculty of Brenau University’s Legal Studies and Conflict Resolution Program.

Education

Nicole is graduate of Mercer University's Walter F. George School of  Law.  She received dual undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Mercer University.

Memberships & Associations

  • Parent Attorney Advocacy Committe
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Western Circuit Bar Association
  • Conflict Resolution Advisory Committee, Brenau University

Recognition & Awards

  • Designation of Expert Trainer, 
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Designation of Advanced Family Law Practitioner, Association for Conflict Resolution

Publications & Presentations

  • "How Georgia Could Save Millions with Victim Offender Mediation in Juvenile Courts."
  • Using Conflict Resolution to Combat Unemployment in Athens, Georgia." 
  • "When Professionalism & Ethics Collide."