Nicole M. Krueger
Nicole practices in Davis Brown’s business division, assisting clients with entity formation, contract drafting, and various business transactions. She also works in the areas of health law, employee benefits, and estate planning.
Prior to Davis Brown and becoming a lawyer, Nicole worked for Wells Fargo for seven years. She worked in the Real Estate Tax Division for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, researching mortgage closing documents and property tax records to resolve tax delinquencies and redeem tax liens. She also worked in Wells Fargo’s legal department, reviewing and editing consumer credit card marketing content for regulatory compliance and drafting contracts for the company’s private label credit card programs.
During law school, Nicole worked as a law clerk for West Bank where she provided legal analysis related to federal and state level banking laws and regulations and drafted various documents for corporate formation and dissolution. She was also a Davis Brown summer and school-year associate during her second and third years of law school.
Nicole studied journalism and mass communications at Drake University. She participated in mock trial and was a member of the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity.
After working for a few years, Nicole returned to Drake to pursue her J.D. Nicole graduated with highest honors from Drake Law School in May 2019, and was inducted in the Order of the Coif, a national scholastic honor society that recognizes law students for their excellence in scholarship. Nicole also earned a certificate in Business Law.
While at Drake, Nicole served as Editor in Chief of the Drake Law Review and Vice President of Drake Law Women. Nicole also participated on the moot court negotiations team.
She was recognized for her service and leadership, winning the 2018–2019 Student Bar Association Outstanding Student Leader Award, the 2018–2019 Morris A. Haft Law Review Award for Service and Leadership, and the ALI CLE 2019 Scholarship & Leadership Award. Nicole also earned awards for academic excellence in civil procedure, criminal law, torts, constitutional law, mergers & acquisitions, consumer protection, and secured transactions, and she was an Opperman Scholar.