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Nicole M. Hawks - Associate

Education & Experience


Nicole Hawks in an associate with the firm’s Estate Planning and Elder Law practices. She has extensive experience working with seniors and their families to address the myriad concerns of older Americans. Nicole assists clients in estate and retirement planning, powers of attorney, Medicaid planning strategies, as well as working with Veterans in navigating VA pension benefit programs. 

Nicole is a frequent speaker on elder law issues and presents informative seminars regularly to local organizations that represent the concerns of seniors, as well as to retirement and senior communities across Northeast and Central Ohio.


  • Capital University Law School, J.D. (2014)
  • Ohio University, B.A. (2011)
    • cum laude


  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ashland County Bar Association

Publications & Lectures

Speaking Engagements:

  • Frequent speaker on elder law issues (Veteran’s Benefits, Medicaid Benefits, Long-Term Care Counsel and Application Support)


Blog Posts:

Community Involvement

  • Leadership Ashland, Class of 2020
  • Ashland Area YMCA, Board of Trustees (2020)
  • Ashland Pro Bono work assisting Veterans in obtaining VA Improved Pension Benefits
  • Past lay Guardian ad Litem for CASA of Franklin County
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