Nicole M. Swift

Nicole M. Swift



Practice Areas


Vanderbilt University, B.A., 2005, summa cum laude

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., 2010,
cum laude

- Ohio State Law Journal

- Ernest Karam Book Award for Achievement in Legal Research and Writing

- Greg Travilio Clinic Award for Excellence and Service to the Community

Admitted to Practice

Oregon State Courts

Washington State Courts

Illinois State Courts

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court, District of Oregon

U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan


Nikki's peers have selected her for inclusion in Oregon Super Lawyers as a Rising Star.

Professional Experience

Nikki assists the firm's litigation, energy, and public utility groups, including matters involving commercial disputes, the defense of religious institutions, land use disputes, and the federal Clean Water Act. 

Prior Experience

Prior to joining Cable Huston in 2013, Nikki worked as a Business and Torts Litigation associate at Jones Day in Chicago.  While at Jones Day, Nikki focused her practice on complex commercial disputes and labor and employment cases in both state and federal courts.  Prior to working at Jones Day, Nikki served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Jeffrey S. Sutton, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Professional Activities

Nikki is a member of the American Bar Association, the Oregon Federal Bar Association, and the Washington State Bar Association.

Nikki maintains an active pro bono practice.  While practicing in Illinois, Nikki successfully represented several clients seeking asylum in the United States and also worked on a number of civil rights cases brought under the federal statute, 42 U.S.C. 1983.  Nikki is currently representing pro bono clients in an appeal before the Ninth Circuit.

Nikki also actively volunteers in the community.  Last year, Nikki served as an attorney judge for the 2013 Metro Mini Mock Trial Event, organized by Classroom Law Project, and will serve as a volunteer judge again for the 2014 event.

In addition, Nikki is a member of the Gus J. Solomon Inn of Court, a local non-profit association comprised of judges, lawyers, legal educators, and law students promoting excellence in legal advocacy and community service.

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