Nichole Oblinger

Nichole Oblinger


Associate attorney Jennifer Nichole Oblinger (“Nichole”) is a 5th generation native Arizonan. Nichole was raised in Gila County, in the city of Miami, home of the Inspiration Mine. At 17, she graduated from Miami High School (Go Vandals!) and headed to ASU.

Very proud of her Arizona heritage, Nichole’s ancestors carved out a Territorial life for themselves in the 1880s. When copper was king, these tough-minded prospectors followed the mining towns and experienced boom-and-bust cycles firsthand. Silver strikes were another draw.

“My great great great grandpa, Merritt Jackson McAlister, is buried in Tombstone’s Boothill,” says Nichole. “It was a rugged existence.” (A Boothill Graveyard database lists “McAllister, M., d. 1882, Row 6, Also known as Happy Jack, died of complications stemming from a shot in the lung.”)

Nichole has also served the bench as judge pro tem and is an experienced litigator. She views herself primarily as counselor, always striving to help clients build successful, happy, independent lives. Nichole is committed to guiding her clients through what may be the most stressful experience they have ever encountered.

Early in her legal career, Nichole practiced business transactional law and litigation, as well as consumer bankruptcy. When she was Special Counsel to the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, Child and Family Protection Division, she focused on child welfare law, termination of parental rights, guardianship, and adoption.

Active in the community, Nichole assisted the Anthem Rotary and Daisy Mountain Veterans in Anthem and is involved in area recovery groups.

Nichole’s earned her bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice from ASU West, Summa Cum Laude (1995). Her juris doctorate is from St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas. Second in her law school class of 243, she graduated 2nd in her class, Summa Cum Laude (2007).

Nichole was active in the Employment and Labor Law Association and was an honor society member of the John Marshall Harlan Honor Society and Phi Delta Phi. She served as Comment Editor of the St. Mary’s Law Journal Editorial Board (2006).

Experience, Awards & Associations

Nichole is licensed to practice law in the State of Arizona (2008)


  • Best Brief Award for First Year Moot Court Competition
  • State Bar of Arizona (2008 to Present)
  • Massachusetts Bar Association (Inactive)
  • Maricopa County Bar Association (2008 to Present)

Personal Life

Nichole and husband Justin have been happily married for 27 years. “We met at Denny’s on Scottsdale and Osborn back in 1990,” laughs Nichole. “We still celebrate our meet-a-versery at that Denny’s!” They have two children in their early 20s. “Both IT system administrators. We’re a family of computer nerds.” Adding with confidence, “I can build a computer if put to it.”

Nichole enjoys computer gaming, crocheting, and gardening while hanging out with her three dogs. She has a list of favorites, too.

Favorite books? “Anything historical fiction or non-fiction.” Favorite vacation? “It was 2018. We took the kids on a two-week vacation to Paris, Rome, and London.” Favorite TV show? “Band of Brothers.” Favorite movie? “The Lord of the Rings series.” Favorite cuisine? “Globe-Miami Mexican!” Spoken like a true Arizona native.