Nicholl Wade

Nicholl Wade Partner

Nicholl has practiced construction law since becoming licensed in 2015. She has represented public and private owners, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and design professionals. Her comprehensive understanding of the construction industry allows her to find efficient strategies to resolve disputes.

As a litigator, Nicholl is effective and tenacious. Additionally, she has extensive experience with risk assessment, lien and bond claims, project closeouts, and pre-litigation negotiations. Regardless of the type of dispute, project, or client, her end goal is the same—achieve the best result possible. Nicholl’s clients value her availability, commitment, innovation, and results-driven attitude.

Nicholl is an active member in the Austin community. She served on the Board of Adjustment for the City of Austin, hearing property owners’ requests for variances from local ordinances. She was also the Chair of the Austin Construction Law Section from 2022 to 2023.

In her personal time, Nicholl enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs. Nicholl is an avid reader and art enthusiast. She loves traveling and visiting her hometown in South Texas.


  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, 2015
  • Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi, Master of Arts in Psychology, 2012
  • Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2009
  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court: Northern, Southern, Western, and Easton Districts of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America
    • Construction Law and Litigation – Construction (2024)
  • Super Lawyers by Thompson Reuters
    • Rising Stars – Texas Construction Litigation (2019-2023)
  • 360 Best Lawyers by BL Rankings
    • Ones to Watch: Construction Law – Austin, Texas (2022-2023)
    • Ones to Watch: Litigation, Construction – Austin, Texas (2022-2023)
  • 360 West Magazine
    • “Top Attorney” – Commercial Litigation (2018)
  • Texas Engineering Law & Ethics, Half Moon Education Inc. (February 2021)
  • Theories of Liability against Architects and Engineers, Basics Course in Texas Construction Law (March 2020)
  • “A Love Letter to Your GC,” Construction Section of the Austin Bar Association, February 2024
  • “Handling Your First Residential Construction Liability Act Case,” Travis County Womens’ Lawyers Association, March 2024
  • American Subcontractors Association, Austin Chapter | Member (2023-Present)
  • Austin Bar Association, Austin Young Lawyers Association | Member (2019-Present)
  • Austin Bar Association, Construction Law Section | Chair (2022-2023); Chair-Elect (2021-2022); Board Member (2020-2021); Member (2019-Present)
  • City of Austin, Board of Adjustment | Board Member (2021-2023)
  • Fellowship of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA) | Member (2023-present)
  • State Bar of Texas, Construction Law Section | Member (2015-Present)
  • Travis County Women Lawyers Association | Member (2019-Present)