Nicole Watson Abercrombie

Nicole Watson Abercrombie



Practice Areas


Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 2014, cum laude

   - Executive Notes Editor, Journal of College and University Law

Staff, Journal of International, Comparative, and Human Rights Law

   - Summer Concannon Program of International Law, London, England

The College of Idaho, B.A., 2011, summa cum laude

Admitted to Practice

Oregon State Courts

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court, District of Oregon

Washington State Courts



Professional Experience

Nikki Abercrombie assists the firm's litigation, energy and public utility, business, and land use practice groups.  Prior to joining Cable Huston LLP as an associate in 2014, Nikki was a summer associate with the firm.  Nikki is admitted to practice in Oregon state and federal courts, Washington state courts, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Nikki is an active participant in the Ninth Circuit's Pro Bono Program.

Nikki graduated cum laude from Notre Dame Law School in May 2014.  While in law school, Nikki served as Executive Notes Editor for the Journal of College and University Law and was published in that journal in 2014.  She also served as a staff member for the Journal of International and Comparative Law in 2011-2012.  She spent the summer of 2012 in London, UK studying in the Notre Dame Concannon Programme of International Law.  On campus, Nikki was involved in the Women's Legal Forum and Honor Council.  In addition, Nikki volunteered with the Notre Dame Law Admissions Department and worked as an Assistant Rector in Lewis Hall for the Office of Student Affairs.

Professional Activities

Nikki is a member of the Litigation and Constitutional Law sections of the Oregon State Bar.  She is also a member of the Litigation section of the Washington State Bar Association and the Litigation section of the American Bar Association.

Nikki is involved in the Multnomah Bar Association and serves as Chair of the CLE Committee for the MBA Young Lawyers Section.  Prior to her appointment as Chair, Nikki served two years as a committee member, working with experienced attorneys to provide continuing legal education on substantive law topics for young and novice practitioners in the Portland area. 

Nikki is also an active member of Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) and serves on the OWLS Working Parents Committee.  She also participated in the 2015 Oregon Trial Advocacy College, sponsored by the Oregon State Bar and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Nikki is involved in the Portland area alumni associations for both The College of Idaho and the University of Notre Dame.


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