Attorney Nicole Gehringer embarked on her legal career as a Judicial Staff Attorney in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida prior to joining Harris, Hunt & Derr, P.A. She worked closely with the judges of the Thirteenth Circuit, conducting legal research, advising the judges on a variety of largely complex or unusual legal issues, and drafting proposed orders and judgments. During her time as a Judicial Staff Attorney, she developed a sophisticated understanding of the family law system, which equips her to make impactful legal arguments on behalf of the firm’s clients and to develop creative solutions to nuanced legal issues. Nicole also has experience handling juvenile delinquency and dependency issues.
Nicole received her J.D., magna cum laude, from WMU Cooley Law School, with a concentration in litigation. She earned the Certificate of Merit in eleven courses and was presented with the Outstanding Scholar Award by Phi Delta Phi, a legal honor society. Prior to law school, Nicole graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Florida with her B.A. in Criminology.
Nicole is currently a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the St. Petersburg Bar Association, the Stann Givens Family Law American Inn of Court of Tampa and the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers. She is also heavily involved with the Young Lawyers Division of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, serving on the member services committee for several years, and was recently selected as a member of the HCBA Leadership Institute Class of 2017-18.
Nicole was born and raised in the Tampa Bay Area and currently resides in St. Petersburg with her husband, Kenny, and young daughter, Avery. She enjoys being outdoors, boating, and spending time with her family.