Nicole Whyte

Nicole Whyte

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Newport Beach, CA

Bremer, Whyte, Brown & O'Meara, LLP
 | 20320 SW Birch Street, Second Floor
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: 949-221-1000
Fax: 949-221-1001
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005, 2012 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (50%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Nicole Whyte, Founding and Managing Partner of Bremer, Whyte, Brown & O'Meara, LLP

    Admitted to the California State Bar in 1991 and the Nevada State Bar in

    2000, Ms. Whyte has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation, with

    a focus in the areas of family law, complex civil litigation, trucking law

    and insurance defense. Ms. Whyte has successfully handled hundreds of

    complex, multi-million dollar lawsuits and has been awarded the highest

    accolade in Martindale-Hubbell: an AV rating. This was as a result of an

    extensive, confidential review conducted among the legal profession in

    her community. The AV rating signifies Ms. Whyte’s legal abilities are

    of the very highest standard and her professional ethics are unquestioned.

    Additionally, in a survey conducted by Los Angeles Magazine and Super

    Lawyer Magazine, Ms. Whyte also has the honor of being named California

    “Super Lawyer” by Los Angeles Magazine.


    Even more pertinent than her awards and ratings, Ms. Whyte strives to keep

    her client’s interests at heart, and reach timely resolutions of challenging

    situations with the least amount of confrontation possible. Within the

    family law field, she handles a multitude of issues such as divorce,

    custody, visitation, modifications, child support, parentage/paternity,

    property division, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements and

    contempt/enforcement. Ms. Whyte provides individualized counseling and

    representation in all areas of family law, and listens carefully to her client’s

    problems to provide representation that is both thoughtful and competent.

    Ms. Whyte has written extensively in the field of Family Law, with many

    published articles in this area of specialty. Ms. Whyte has also lectured

    to various organizations on her other areas of specialty, including West

    Coast Casualty Seminar 1998: Care, Feeding and Handling of Experts;

    West Coast Casualty Seminar 2000: The Effects of the Aas decision -

    A Subcontractor’s Perspective; Lorman’s Construction Defect Claims

    in California: The Subcontractor’s Perspective: Defending the Trades;

    Mealey’s Construction Defect Litigation Conference 2001: The Art of

    the Release: From Standing to Structured Settlements; and West Coast

    Casualty Seminar 2002: The Nuts and Bolts of Handling a Construction

    Defect Lawsuit. Ms Whyte also has the honor of co-authoring a book,

    ‘Strategies for Family Law in California” 2010 edition, wherein Ms Whyte

    addresses the topic of ‘Streamlining Strategies and Costs in today’s Family

    Law Cases’.


    In addition to speaking for many organizations, Ms. Whyte is a member

    of the Family, Construction and Insurance sections of the Orange County

    Bar Association, the Clark County Bar Association (Nevada) and ABA

    (American Bar Association). She is also a member of the Civil Procedure

    and Evidence panels of the Orange County Bar Association’s Resolutions

    Committee, responsible for invoking constructive changes in the

    legislation. She graduated from the National Institute For Trial Advocacy

    (NITA) program in trial advocacy in January 1994, and is Master Bencher

    of the Robert A. Banyard Inn of Court, where she also holds the office of

    secretary. Ms. Whyte also serves as Judge Pro Tem to the Orange County

    Superior Court. In addition, Ms. Whyte serves as a mediator and settlement

    officer for the local Superior Courts.


    A native of Johannesburg, Ms. Whyte

    received her Bachelor of Arts and her LLB from the University of the

    Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa in 1985 and 1987, respectively.

    After graduating from law school, she served as state prosecutor at the

    Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court, handling criminal trials. Following

    her tenure as state prosecutor, she gained civil litigation experience at a

    general practice, civil law firm in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ms. Whyte

    immigrated to the United States in 1991.


    Ms Whyte and her husband, Steven Nataupsky, managing partner of the

    Intellectual Property law firm Knobbe Martens, live with their 4

    children in Newport Beach, California. When not practicing law, Ms Whyte enjoys

    spending time with her family, exercise and dance, travel, and reading.


    About Nicole Whyte

    Admitted: 1991, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • Award for maintaining the profession's highest tradition and excellence in professionalism, civility and legal practice., The Angelo Palmieri Professionalism and Civility Award, The Robert Banyard Inn of Court, 2012
    • Certified Family Law Specialist, The State Bar if California, 2011

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Family Law Specialist, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, 2010

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Hosted the Sonenshine Pro Bono Reception for pro bono opportunities for young lawyers in Orange County, 2014
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    Office Location for Nicole Whyte

    20320 SW Birch Street
    Second Floor
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

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