Attorney Julia Nickerson is a second generation estate planning attorney and has been practicing law since 1997. Ms. Nickerson’s father, Richard Hart, who also collaborates with the firm, has represented some of the wealthiest families in the country in planning their estates. Ms. Nickerson is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Before forming Nickerson Law Group, Ms. Nickerson practiced law for ten years at a large law firm where she learned creative ways to legally save wealthy clients large amounts of money in taxes. She represented clients in multi-million dollar litigation before the United States District Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. She also taught law as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Indiana School of Law.
When Ms. Nickerson gave birth to her first child, she almost died. This life-changing event made her realize as a mother and attorney how important it is for every family to have a legal plan.
Ms. Nickerson has also been deeply affected witnessing the struggles her brother and sister-in-law go through raising their autistic son. Julia is passionate about helping families with special needs loved ones plan ahead legally.
Many of Nickerson Law Group’s clients have taxable estates, are business owners and real estate owners. Ms. Nickerson uses the Laureate process for Wealth Strategies and is skilled in techniques which allow clients to envision and realize their estate planning potential of securing assets for their families, creating legacies and reducing tax exposure.
Ms. Nickerson is a member of the State Bar of Texas, State Bar of California, the State Bar of Minnesota,College of the State Bar of Texas and the Estate Planning and Probate Section of the Austin Bar Association. She has served on numerous nonprofit boards in Central Texas and is a frequent speaker to her peers and the community on issues relating to estate planning, estate tax planning, probate,guardianship and special needs planning.
Ms. Nickerson has three children, two of which attend schools in the Leander Independent School District and one who attends high school at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. Ms. Nickerson is active with her children’s events and schools.