Nicole Prefontaine

Associate

   

nprefontaine@jshfirm.com
TEL: 602.263.7347
FAX: 602.200.7816
Legal Assistant: Rachel Barajas
602.263.7347
rbarajas@jshfirm.com

Nicole focuses her practice in the defense of civil and tort claims, including bad faith and extra-contractual liability, insurance coverage and third-party liability, dram shop and premises liability, professional liability, and wrongful death and personal injury.

While in law school, she gained valuable experience working as a summer associate at JSH, as a law clerk at Oxford Life Insurance, as a legal extern for the Honorable Danielle Viola, and as a student attorney working on trademark cases at the Lisa Foundation Patent Clinic. Active in the ASU law school community, Nicole helped establish the Corporate and Business Law Journal, and served as a Senior Note and Comment Editor of Jurimetrics, Vice President of the Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Chapter at ASU, and Secretary of the Corporate and Business Law Society. She also completed the Trial Advocacy Program, and upon graduation, was named a Trial Advocacy Fellow.

Prior to law school, Nicole worked as a case manager and legal assistant with a Chicago-based personal injury firm, and as an intern with U.S. Probation & Pretrial Services.  Originally from Wisconsin, Nicole earned her undergraduate degree in Legal Studies from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

In her free time, Nicole enjoys traveling, horseback riding, snowboarding, and hiking Arizona with her dog Hudson.

Presentations & Publications

  • “Talcum Powder and Expert Power: Admissibility Standards of Scientific Testimony,” Jurimetrics, The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology, Volume 59, Number 3 – Spring 2019

Education

Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, J.D., 2019
                    William H. Pedrick Scholar
                    CALI Award for Excellence, Animal Law
                    Trial Advocacy Program – Certificate
                    Dean’s Award for Outstanding Performance
                    Outstanding 3L Mentor Award – Jurimetrics
                    Alan Matheson Client Counseling Competition – 4thPlace

University of Wisconsin – Madison, B.S., Legal Studies, 2015
                    Dean’s List; Certificate in Criminal Justice

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 2019
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2019