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Nicole Yap


Hailing from the bustling city of Cebu, Philippines, Nicole’s Filipino-Chinese heritage adds an extra layer of richness to her story. With an unconventional path, Nicole started her professional journey as a pharmacist, drawn by her passion for healthcare and making a positive difference. As a part of her evolution, she made the leap into law, attracted by the challenges and opportunities to utilize her analytical skills and dedication. She earned her J.D. at the University of Cebu's law school and passed the bar in the Philippines before finding O’Connor Family Law where she joined as a paralegal to expand her knowledge and experience. Nicole’s flair for fashion and penchant for dressing up not only reflects her personal style but also her meticulous attention to detail – a trait that serves her well in both her previous profession and her current legal pursuits.

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Awards & Accolades
  • Best Child Support Lawyers Best Child Support Lawyers
  • Top 40 Under 40
    Top 40 Under 40
  • Lawyers of Distinction
    Lawyers of Distinction
  • Avvo Clients' Choice
    Avvo Clients' Choice
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
    Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
    Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2023 Best Law Firms
    2023 Best Law Firms
  • America's Top 50 Nominee
    America's Top 50 Nominee

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