Tori NickolOffice: Missoula
Tori is an associate in the Missoula office. She practices with the Commercial Litigation and Appellate practice groups.
Tori was born and raised in Helena, where she also attended Carroll College as a 400 meter hurdler and served as a track team captain. She graduated summa cum laude through the Honors Scholars Program with a major in Political Science and minors in English Writing and Constitutional Studies. Tori received an Apgar Foundation constitutional studies fellowship grant and the Bishop Gilmore Award for highest undergraduate GPA.
Tori attended law school at the University of Montana and served as a Junior Partner in the school’s Law Firm Program and as the Torts Teaching Assistant in the Academic Success Program. She also served as a staff member and co-Editor-in-Chief for the Montana Law Review and completed her clinic requirement in the United States District Court for the District of Montana. She graduated with High Honors.
Following law school, Tori clerked for then-Chief Judge Sidney Thomas on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She subsequently clerked for Judge Donald Molloy in the United States District Court for the District of Montana. Outside the office, Tori spends her time hiking, reading, and coaching high school track.
- Commercial Litigation
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2020
2019 – J.D., High Honors, Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana
2016 – B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Carroll College
Prior Experience (Employment)
August 2019 – August 2020 – Law Clerk for then-Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
August 2020 – August 2022 – Law Clerk for Judge Donald W. Molloy; United States District Court, District of Montana
Loyola Sacred Heart High School, Hurdles Coach
Mountain West Youth Track Club, Hurdles Coach