Nicole Whyte

Top rated Family Law attorney in Newport Beach, California

Bremer Whyte Brown & O'Meara, LLP
Nicole Whyte
Bremer Whyte Brown & O'Meara, LLP

Practice Areas: Family Law, Civil Litigation

Licensed in California since: 1991

Education: University of the Witwatersrand School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005, 2012 - 2024

Bremer Whyte Brown & O'Meara, LLP

20320 SW Birch Street
Second Floor
Newport Beach, CA 92660 Phone: 949-221-1000 Email: Nicole Whyte Visit website


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.


First Admitted: 1990

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Member of the Sonenshine Pro Bono executive committee, dedicated to providing pro bono opportunities for young lawyers in Orange County
  • Member of the Executive Board for the Public Law Center, dedicated to providing pro bono legal services to the needy and indigent. , 2021
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Family Law Specialist, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, 2010
  • 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

Office location for Nicole Whyte

20320 SW Birch Street
Second Floor
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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