Nikki O’Toole is an associate attorney and recent graduate of the University of Idaho’s College of Law, where she received her J.D in May 2020. While in school, Nikki was a managing editor of the Idaho Critical Legal Studies Journal and a student attorney for University of Idaho’s Federal Low-Income Tax Clinic, where she worked closely with clients in their disputes with the IRS.
Nikki enjoys volunteering her legal skills, and has volunteered as an intermediary with Idaho Trial Lawyer’s Association, as well as the Intermountain Fair Housing Council where she assisted with legal research and drafting memoranda. She is also involved with the special needs community as a support broker and advocate for children in Medicaid’s developmental disability program.
Before joining Hawley Troxell, Nikki worked as a legal intern for a local company’s in-house counsel in the healthcare field. Prior to law school, Nikki spent over six years as an independent consultant in the retail industry training talent, developing market trends, and implementing client vision with completeness and accuracy, successfully developing over 30 high profile client relationships. Further, Nikki has experience as the owner of a small, e-commerce business, with expertise in international product sourcing, design, packaging, and marketing.
When she is not litigating, Nikki has a passion for the outdoors, skiing, hiking, and downhill mountain biking with her family. Additionally, Nikki is a classically trained operatic vocalist and singer/songwriter. She is a present member of Opera Idaho, and has performed throughout the United States, the Caribbean, and Europe.
LAW SCHOOL University of Idaho, College of Law, 2020
Idaho Critical Legal Studies Journal, Managing Editor
UNDERGRADUATE Azusa Pacific University, B.A., Business Administration
Idaho State Bar, Workers’ Compensation Section, Chair, 2023
Giraffe Laugh, Board of Directors, Member
Idaho Women Lawyers, Member
Idaho Trial Lawyer’s Association, Pro-Bono volunteer
Intermountain Fair Housing Council, Pro-Bono volunteer
University of Idaho College of Law, Federal Low-Income Tax Clinic, Student Attorney