Nicole is a licensed attorney in the State of California. She received the Super Lawyers Rising Star award in 2018-2021 for being in the top 2.5% of attorneys in the state.
Nicole has worked with several prestigious boutique family law firms where she participated in all aspects of the practice, including representing individuals in litigation, Mediation, and Collaborative Law cases.
Nicole has volunteered with the Domestic Violence Project located in Department 8 of the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Downtown LA and is passionate about child custody issues.
Nicole graduated from Southwestern Law School in 2011 and was the recipient of the Dean’s Scholar and Dean’s Merit Scholarships. She received awards for having the highest grades in Sales Law and Legal Writing. Nicole externed for the Honorable Scott M. Gordon, the former Presiding Judge of Los Angeles County Superior Court – Family Law Division, and obtained valuable knowledge and insight regarding court proceedings and strategies.
Nicole studied English at California State University, Long Beach as a President’s Scholar (with a full scholarship) and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Minor in Sociology in 2006. She is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
In her free time, Nicole is an avid reader and loves spending time with her daughter and husband.
Nicole Cheri Oden has a settlement-minded family law practice. As a mediator, collaborative law, and consulting attorney assisting families through legal separation and divorce, paternity, and post-judgment modification proceedings, Nicole believes that alternatives to the traditional court divorce process are both beneficial to families and less costly.