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Nicole Hull, Esq.
Nicole Hull has a wide range of experience representing and litigating on behalf of families in domestic, special education, and child abuse and neglect cases. Ms. Hull graduated cum laude from Mercer University with a dual degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice and also the Walter F. George School of Law. Prior to opening The Hull Firm LLC in 2014, Ms. Hull garnered a broad range of child and family advocacy experience while clerking for the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government where her research and policy analysis reports were later used in the revisions for the Georgia Juvenile Code. She then further enhanced those skills while serving as a fellow for the Emory University School of Law Summer Child Advocacy Program and clerking for both the Honorable John Beam, Jr. in Chatham County, and the Honorable Robin Shearer in Athens-Clarke County.
In addition to having extensive litigation experience, Ms. Hull also has a broad range of experience working in the alternative dispute resolution field. Because of her vast experience, Ms. Hull was appointed by the Georgia Supreme Court to serve on the Commission on Dispute Resolution to oversee the development of court-connected ADR programs in Georgia. Ms. Hull currently serves on the Commission on Dispute Resolution's Training and Credentialing Committee and the Probate Court Sub-Committee. Ms. Hull previously served on the Commission on Dispute Resolution's Juvenile Court Sub-Committee.
Prior to serving as the Executive Director for ADR, Ms. Hull was the Director of Operations for the 9th Judicial District's Office of Dispute Resolution where she directed the mediation programs for the Superior, Magistrate, State, Probate, and Juvenile courts for Cherokee, Dawson, Fannin, Forsyth, Gilmer, Habersham, Hall, Lumpkin, Pickens, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union and White counties. Since her time as the Director of Operations for the 9th Judicial District, Ms. Hull has consulted with and created training programs for several courts including the Augusta Judicial Circuit ADR Program (Georgia), Cobb County Juvenile Court ADR Program (Georgia), Gwinnett County Magistrate Court ADR Program (Georgia), Western Circuit Juvenile Court ADR Program (Georgia), the City of Atlanta's AgLanta Urban Agriculture Program (Georgia), and the Circuit Court for Charles County ADR Program (Maryland).
Because of her expertise in dispute resolution and her litigation experience, Ms. Hull is frequently retained by the Georgia Department of Education to facilitate contentious an Individualized Education Plan meetings between families and school districts, the Department of Human Services to mediate disputes between families and the providers for federal assistance programs, and several Juvenile Courts to mediate both delinquency and dependency cases.
In addition to training at ADR, Ms. Hull serves as the ADR Intro Week Coordinator for the Walter F. George School of Law, an Adjunct Professor of Brenau University’s Legal Studies and Conflict Resolution Program, and has served as a guest lecturer and mediation coach for the University of Georgia's School of Law and University of Georgia's Fanning Institute of Government. She has also been invited to train with several dispute resolution trainers across the state of Georgia.
Nicole is a graduate of Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law.
She received dual undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Mercer University.
Memberships & Associations
Georgia Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution, Member
Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution Training & Credentials Committee, Co-Chair
Clarke County Board of Education, District 8 Representative
Association for Conflict Resolution
Western Circuit Bar Association
Recognition & Awards
Designation of Expert Trainer, Kennesaw State University
Designation of Advanced Family Law Practitioner, Association for Conflict Resolution
Publications & Presentations
"How Georgia Could Save Millions with Victim-Offender Mediation in Juvenile Courts."
"Using Conflict Resolution to Combat Unemployment in Athens, Georgia."
"When Professionalism & Ethics Collide."