Nicole M. Conger | Employment Law Attorney
I base my legal practice on building relationships. From my first meeting with someone who is looking for legal help, I listen before I talk. The biggest compliment I can get from a client is that I earned his or her trust. The best part of being a lawyer is being able to make a profound difference in a client’s life.
I started my legal career as a defense attorney, but soon realized that protecting the interests of insurance companies wasn’t the right fit for me. Part of the value of that experience is that it has given me a strong basis for relating to the attorneys working for the other side on my cases. I believe that building those relationships helps me obtain the best results I can for our clients.
I believe in treating people with empathy and compassion, while adding humor during stressful times. At the same time, I don’t sugarcoat the tough truths that we sometimes have to deal with. Our clients know that I don’t just say what they want to hear, because my ultimate job is to look out for their best interests.
I grew up in Oklahoma, the only child of a special education teacher and an oil & gas consultant. I got my confidence and optimism from my parents. My mother inspired me to take education seriously, and my dad nurtured my outgoing nature and sense of humor. Despite our closeness as a family, they both encouraged me to leave for Austin when I was accepted to business school at UT. I decided to stay in Texas for law school and now it is home.
My mother passed away while I was in college, and that taught me how important it is to treasure each day. I try to never let a day go by without letting others know how much I appreciate them. I give my all to whatever I do, whether it’s spending time with family or friends, working with clients, volunteering with the Austin Young Lawyers’ Association, jogging around Town Lake, or just listening to music and enjoying a sunny day.
St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, TX Juris Doctorate, 2011 Rank: 28/261 (Top 11%)
Honors & Activities:
- Designated as Dean’s Scholar, Dean’s List, Phi Delta Phi
- St. Mary’s Law Journal Associate Editor, Board of Advocates
The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business, Austin, Texas Bachelor of Business Management, 2006 Overall GPA: 3.8 Rank: (Top 2%)
Honors & Activities:
- Summa Cum Laude, Dean’s List, Distinguished Scholar
- Only recipient of James Scranton Peevey, CLU Endowed Three Year Scholarship
- Texas, 2011
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
Pro Bono Service:
- Wills Clinic – Bexar County Women’s Bar Association and San Antonio Bar Foundation
- Provided legal will services, durable, and medical power of attorneys for eligible low-income persons.
- Ask-A-Lawyer –Catholic Charities of San Antonio and St. Mary’s School of Law
- Offered legal information about various issues including divorce, immigration, bankruptcy, employment, etc.
- Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) – IRS and the City of San Antonio
- Assisted eligible taxpayers to receive all income tax credits to which they are entitled.