Nicole Garson(707)986-8087

Nicole is an associate in the litigation practice group and advisory group of CHW’s Sonoma office. Her current projects include matters related to land use, inverse condemnation, CEQA compliance, the California Public Records Act, the Brown Act, conflicts of interest, and general public entity defense.

Before joining CHW, Nicole interned for the California Environmental Protection Agency, assisting in the development of electric vehicle regulations.

Nicole received her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School in May 2022 where she worked as a student attorney in the Environmental Law and Sustainability Clinic. In that role, she provided litigation support for environmental organizations and drafted an amicus brief supporting a challenge to a Rio Grande Forest land management plan. While in law school, she was also the Managing Article Editor for the Michigan Journal of Gender and Law.

Prior to law school, Nicole worked as a paralegal in the areas of housing, family, and personal injury law.

Nicole received her Bachelor of Arts, with Honors, from the University of California Berkeley, majoring in history. As a junior in college, she spent a semester abroad at the Sorbonne University in Paris, studying French language and culture.