Founding Partner Nicole Crites began her legal career all the way back in high school when she participated in Volusia County's Teen Court Program. This program is designed as a diversionary program for juvenile defendants with minor criminal charges. Nicole volunteered as a teen prosecutor and went on to win Prosecutor of the Year in her county. In many ways, Nicole was destined for the inside of a courtroom since she was a child and her skillset, both inside and outside of court, has been honed well before law school.

Nicole's commitment to service continued into adulthood, when she became a volunteer Guardian ad Litem for for Florida's Eighth Judicial Circuit, in and for Alachua County. Having not even started law school yet, Nicole had plenty of experience making court appearances, speaking to judges, and confronting uncomfortable truths in pursuit of the best interests of the children she served. It was through these experiences that Nicole solidified her desire to help families going through tough times, and more specifically, help the children of families going through tough times.

Nicole received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in 2011 and went on to receive her Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law. While in law school, Nicole participated in the prosecution clinic and worked in the Domestic Violence Unit of the State Attorney's Office in the Eighth Judicial Circuit, seeking justice and, most importantly, safety for the victims of domestic violence. It was through this clinic, as well as working for a private firm, that it became clear that the several years Nicole spent inside of a courtroom before attending law school had their advantages, as Nicole's ease and comfort addressing the court and advocating was well advanced for her years. Unlike her peers who stumbled through objections, Nicole was calm, determined, never wavering, and a force to be reckoned with fresh out of law school.

After being admitted to the Florida bar and working in domestic relations in Florida, Nicole decided to move closer to her family in Atlanta. Nicole continued to work in domestic relations law after her move and has frequently litigated complex matters, involving trusts, closely held businesses, complicated child custody matters, and equitable division of assets whose value is difficult to ascertain. Nicole fervently believes that it is best for children if their parents can resolve issues through a collaborative and non-adversarial approach. However, Nicole recognizes this approach is not always feasible for certain litigants and has developed an assertive and confident style of litigation in the courtroom. Nicole understands that there is wisdom in the Art of War, and that a long-term strategy, not short-term tactics, leads to the best results for clients. Nicole doesn't engage in foolishness which only serves to drive up costs and instead focuses her calm demeanor and patience to formulate a strategy designed to get her clients to the end of their litigation with favorable results.

Nicole worked as a professional chef while in undergraduate school and law school, and has brought those skills home. When she is not being a lawyer, she enjoys cooking five-star meals, and being home with her dog, two cats, two kids, and loving spouse.

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  • I cannot recommend the Crites Firm enough

    I recently had the pleasure of engaging the services of the esteemed Crites Firm, and I must say, the experience was nothing short of exceptional. From the moment I reached out to them with my family law concerns, I was met with professionalism, empathy, and a level of expertise that left me feel...
  • I highly recommend Nicole!

    I was recommended to Nicole by another attorney who spoke very highly of her. After our initial consultation, I knew she would be the perfect attorney to handle my divorce. She & her staff had been very helpful & responsive during the process. I very thankful to have chosen Nicole to represent me...
  • I’m glad that I chose Crites firm.

    I'm glad that I chose Crites firm. They were very informative and gave me what I asked for. Thank you all!!