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Shelly Nicholls

Junior Associate Attorney

Attorney Nicholls is a passionate attorney who finds fuel for her practice in the way that she has seen people treated by the legal system throughout her life. She knows that a consultation only scratches the surface of everything a client has been through and takes special care to truly understand what clients are going through in order to be their greatest asset in the courtroom.

An artist at heart, Shelly is no stranger to the creative world, having spent years studying long-form film production, writing, and poetry. Her bachelor's concentration in writing at Emerson allowed her to fully explore the human condition through written words. It is this deep yearning for understanding that allows her to convey client histories with striking empathy before opposing parties and judges alike.

On the weekends, you might find her continuing that love of art as an avid reader of poetry and fiction, sometimes even writing her own. Shelly worked her way through law school on a full scholarship and joyfully spent her free time as a nanny in the Greater Boston community. Attorney Nicholls brings her love of caring for children to the courtroom as a fierce protector of children's rights and advocate who places proactive consideration of their long-term best interests at the forefront of negotiations.

Attorney Nicholls is also a self-proclaimed Grey's Anatomy addict and loves watching episodes with her pugglepoo Callie, appropriately named after Shelly's favorite character from the show.

Recognized For Excellence

Awards & Accolades
  • Expertise.com Best Child Support Lawyers
    Expertise.com 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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