Managing Partner of our Legal Services Practice Group

Nicole Stanton

Nicole Stanton is a Managing Partner within our Legal Services Practice Group where she specializes in placing attorneys at all levels within law firms and corporate legal departments.  Nicole is a former litigation partner and office managing partner of an AmLaw 200 law firm where she was highly successful in recruiting partner-level candidates and groups of lawyers to the firm during her tenure.  She managed the Phoenix office of a national law firm where she was responsible for leading over 100 lawyers and another 75 support staff.  Currently, Nicole serves as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of a publicly traded company where she leads an in-house legal team composed of eight attorneys.  In both roles, Nicole has successfully combined her vast network of contacts as well as her legal experience to identify the right legal professional for the right position.  She has an extraordinary knowledge of the Phoenix community.

In her professional life Nicole has earned a reputation for her integrity, professionalism and discreet handling of sensitive matters.  For over 10 years she served as the assistant general counsel for an AmLaw 200 law firm where she dealt with malpractice claims and bar complaints against the firm’s lawyers.

Nicole lives in Phoenix with her husband, Congressman Greg Stanton (AZ-09), her children Trevor & Violet, and the family’s two cats, Tony and Francois, their dog Fozzie and leopard gecko Wonder Gemini.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, trying new local restaurants, and is an avid Phoenix Mercury fan.


Nicole began her legal career as a law clerk for the Arizona Supreme Court and has gone on to win numerous honors for her legal work including:

  • Named a 2018 Arizona Business Leader — Law Firm Leader by AZ Big Media
  • Honoree, InBusiness Magazine’s Women of Achievement (October 2018)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2012–present: Commercial Litigation; Legal
  • Malpractice Law – Defendants)
  •  Selected as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona by AZ Business Magazine (2016, 2017)
  • Named a 2016 Arizona Business Leader – Law Firm Leader by AZ Big Media
  • Named a Southwest Super Lawyers® Top 25 Female Attorney (2015–2016)
  • Named a Southwest Super Lawyers® Top 50 Attorney (2016)
  • Elected to the American Law Institute (2015) – one of only 66 lawyers in Arizona
  • Listed in Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona list by AZ Business Magazine (2015)
  • Finalist, Business Leader of the Year, Phoenix Business Journal (2014)
  • Named a 2014 Arizona Business Leader – Law Firm Leader by AZ Big Media
  • Named in “Women Worth Watching” by 2014 Profiles in Diversity Journal
  • Listed among the Phoenix Business Journal’s Most Admired Leaders (2014)
  • Listed as one of the “50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business” by AZ Business Magazine for 2013
  • Judge Learned Hand Emerging Leader Award Recipient from the American Jewish Committee, Arizona Chapter (2013)
  • Named a Dynamic Woman in Business by the Phoenix Business Journal (2013)
  • Named, with her husband, as “Man and Woman of the Year” for 2012 by Echo Magazine
  • YWCA of Maricopa County’s Tribute to Women Honoree, Business Leader Category (2011)
  • Award Recipient, The Business Journal’s Class of 2005 “Forty Under 40

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