Nicole has been an assistant prosecutor with the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office for the past eleven years. As an assistant prosecutor, she represents the State of New Jersey in indictable criminal cases originating in Somerset County. She has appeared on jury trials for a variety of crimes, including aggravated assault, eluding, theft, shoplifting, burglary, and drug offenses. At any given time, she is assigned approximately 100 criminal files that include a variety of crimes, ranging from attempted murder, robbery, theft, identity crimes, computer crimes and drug-related offenses. (In New Jersey, the County Prosecutor's Office is responsible for handling all "Indictable Crimes" that arise within the given county. An "Indictable Crime" includes all 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Degree Offenses. Disorderly Persons, Petty Disorderly Persons, and Motor Vehicle Offenses are handled at the municipal level).
Nicole is presently assigned to the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Computer Crimes Unit, where she is responsible for obtaining search warrants, communications data warrants and grand jury subpoenas for cases involving computer identity theft, cyber harassment, and child pornography. She is also the legal advisor to the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Animal Cruelty Task Force that handles all animal cruelty cases for the county. Lastly, she is the legal advisor to the Insurance Fraud Task Force.
Prior to handling adult criminal cases for her office, Nicole was involved in juvenile prosecutions, domestic violence contempt court and taught at the Somerset County Police Academy. She also served as the assistant prosecutor for the County in Drug Court — an intensive five-year probationary program that drug-dependent individuals that commit crimes because of their addiction to drugs, and who clinically qualify, can enter into to try to overcome their addiction. Those qualifying defendants that are successful in completing the program can move to have their record expunged of criminal convictions at the conclusion of their probationary sentence.
Nicole graduated from Kent Place in 1998 and went on to study at James Madison University, with a major in political science and minor in criminal justice in 2002. In 2005, she graduated cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law. In 2006, she was a clerk for the Honorable Lawrence Smith, J.S.C. (since retired) in the Bergen County Superior Court, and immediately thereafter, she became employed at the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office.
Nicole is also a former member of the KPS Alumnae Association Board (2010-11, 2011-12), 2011 Alumnae Mentoring Program co-chair, 2011 panelist and 2012 moderator for Young Alumnae Career Planning & Networking Event.