Nicole Thacker, Esq.


Nicole Thacker joined Sandoval and James Law Firm upon obtaining her Texas law license in 2022.  Nicole works as an associate attorney in the personal injury litigation department. She developed a strong interest in personal injury trial work through her internship with Sandoval and James Law Firm when she was a 3L at St. Mary’s University School of Law. Nicole is an industrious advocate who is dedicated to achieving the best outcome for clients, and she welcomes all challenges to arrive at that same goal.

Notably, Nicole won her first verdict for a client when she was a student attorney at St. Mary’s Center for Legal and Social Justice in a consumer law matter. 

Nicole has a master’s degree in linguistics, speaks fluent Mandarin, and previously taught freshman English as a lecturer at a university in China. She moved to Texas from China and attended St. Mary’s University School of law, where she graduated cum laude. During her law school career, Nicole served as Senior Associate Editor for St. Mary’s Law Journal. Additionally, she was a member of the National Moot Court Team and competed in both state and national tournaments. 

In her free time, Nicole is an avid traveler and has left her footprint at the foot of Himalaya Mountains and in the savanna of Maasai Mara. She also loves hiking with her husband, Steve, and her puppy, Noodles, on weekends.