Nicole Ziegler

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Appellate Attorney in St. Petersburg, FL

Emerson Straw, PL
 | 1101 Dr. MLK Jr. Street N., St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: 727-369-8276
Fax: 727-821-1511
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Appellate (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Nicole Ziegler is an attorney at the law firm of Emerson Straw in St. Petersburg, Florida. Ms. Ziegler focuses her practice on personal injury law, representing clients in the St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Tampa areas injured due to negligence.

Ms. Ziegler has several years of experience at the trial and appellate levels. Taking a unique approach to each individual case to ensure that her clients receive fair and adequate compensation for their injuries, she takes on a variety of personal injury matters involving motor vehicle and other types of accidents.

Before joining Emerson Straw in 2018, Ms. Ziegler was a partner at another law firm in Florida. While serving in this role, she represented clients in a variety of areas of law, including those involving automobile accidents, business, catastrophic injury, child abuse, commercial matters and wrongful death.

An active member of her legal community, Ms. Ziegler belongs to The Florida Bar and is a member of the bar association’s Appellate Court Rules Committee. She enjoys staying involved in the Tampa Bay area, as well, coaching youth soccer and participating in Leadership St. Peter and the St. Petersburg Police Athletic League.

Ms. Ziegler earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Saint Francis and graduated as valedictorian. She received her law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law and obtained her license to practice law in 2010. In addition to pursuing her law degree, she worked as a judicial intern and served as business editor of the Florida Coastal Law Review.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Appellate (40%): Appeals

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (30%)

Personal Injury - General (20%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products (10%)

Focus Areas

Appeals, Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019

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About Nicole Ziegler

Admitted: 2009, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://emersonstraw.com/nicole-ziegler/

Honors/Awards:

  • Honorable Mention, University of Saint Francis, All-American Women’s Soccer Player
  • Captain, University of Saint Francis Women’s Soccer Team
  • ESPN The Magazine All-American team
  • Raking Among The Two Percent of Her Class, Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Honorable Mention All-American women’s soccer player
  • Rising Star - Appellate Law, Super Lawyers, 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of the Barney Masterson Inn of Court, 2010
  • Was appointed to and served on the Florida Bar's Student Education and Admissions to the Bar Committee, 2012
  • Member of the St. Petersburg Bar Association, 2010
  • Was appointed to and serves on the Florida Bar's Appellate Court Rules Committee. Chair of the Worker's Compensation Subcommittee from 2017-Present
  • Member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar, 2009
  • Appointed to and served on the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court's Professionalism Committee, 2011
  • Selected for the Leadership St. Pete class of 2013 and is a member of the Leadership St. Pete Alumni Association, 2013

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Appeared at the Clearwater Bar Association's Legal Fair as a personal injury attorney as a legal fair in which members of the community could seek free legal advice and assistance, 2018
  • Served on the Board of Directors of the St. Petersbug Police Athletic League, 2012

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Business Editor, Florida Coastal School of Law, Florida Coastal Law Review

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Obtained a per curiam affirmance of a summary judgment entered in favor of my client in a negligence action brought against my client in the action styled: In the District Court of Appeal, First District, State of Florida; Carmen Forsyth, as Co-Personal Representative of the Estate of Haley Forsyth, Deceased v. Amber Sweat and Kenneth Plemons, 2016
  • Obtained a per curiam affirmance of an order denying a motion for new trial alleging a change in witness testimony and a motion to alter and/or amend the final judgment seeking to enforce the statutory caps on wrongful death non-economic damages in a medical malpractice case in the matter styled: In the Second District Court of Appeal for the State of Florida; Douglas Turnbull, M.D. and Diagnostic Clinic Medical Group, P.A., d/b/a Diagnostic Clinic v. Marie Gabrielli, as Personal Representative of the Estate of David Gabrielli, 2015
  • Obtained a per curiam affirmance of a verdict and judgment entered in favor of my client in a suit brought against him related to a legal funding agreement in the matter styled: In the Second District Court of Appeal, State of Florida; 1.0 LLC v. PEO Depot et al, 2018
  • Obtained a per curiam affirmance of a judgment entered in favor of my client requiring the removal of a trustee and the appointment of a replacement, requiring a trust accounting, and finding the misappropriation of the property rights of others with felonious intent in the matter styled: In the Second District Court of Appeal, State of Florida; Annabelle Larson and Marjorie Ann Douglass v. Kathleen Schmahl, 2017
  • Defense verdict in a lawsuit brought against my client for allegedly breaching a litigation funding agreement, 2016
  • Obtained an affirmance with a written opinion in an interlocutory appeal of a temporary injunction entered in favor of my client in a breach of a non-compete agreement case styled: In the District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District; Matthew Galloway, M.D. and Galloway Orthopedics v. Orthopedic Specialists, 2017
  • Obtained an affirmance with written opinion of the trial court's final judgment and orders denying a motion to vacate and confirming an arbitration award in the matter styled: In the District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District; Robert Nucci, M.D. v. Storm Football Partners a/k/a collectively Thomas Begley, individually; Jay Mize, individually; Doug Graber, individually; and Eric Snow, individually, 2012

Educational Background:

  • Ms. Ziegler graduated from the University of St. Francis with a bachelor's degree in English. Ms. Clausing graduated as the 2006 Valedictorian and received numerous Outstanding Achievement in English Awards, 2006
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Office Location for Nicole Ziegler

1101 Dr. MLK Jr. Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727-369-8276

Fax: 727-821-1511

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Last Updated: 10/2/2019

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