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Anne Nicholson

Annie Nicholson

Annie Nicholson is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group in Haynes Boone’s Orange County office. Her practice focuses on a wide range of business and civil litigation matters.

Annie previously worked as a Litigation Associate and Summer Associate at two different national law firms where she assisted in representing major constructions companies, technology companies, real estate developers, resorts, and other business interests. She gained further court room experience by externing for the United States Attorney’s Office in Montana, the Veterans Legal Institute, and the United States Air Force, Office of the Judge Advocate General.

Committed to serving her community, while a student at UCI Annie founded a fully school funded pro bono Spring Break Trip to Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Reservation in Poplar, Montana to assist the tribal community with legal needs. Annie is the recipient of the UCI Law Pro Bono Independent Spirit Award as she was the founder of numerous pro bono projects and has contributed hundreds of hours to pro bono work in immigration law, tribal law, employment law, and others.

As a regents scholar (awarded to the top 1.5% of UCLA undergraduates) at UCLA Annie majored in Political Science. During her time at UCLA, Annie worked as a legal extern for the Inner-City Law Center, a volunteer for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, and a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County.

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  • OCBA Young Lawyer Division, Business Development Chair
  • Project Youth, Board Member
  • UCI Law Alumni Association, Governing Counsel Member
  • Public Law Center Advocate
  • Federal Bar Association, Young Lawyer Division
  • Orange County Women Lawyers Association, Board Member


J.D., University of California Irvine School of Law, 2021

B.A., Political Science, University of California Los Angeles, 2018, cum laude


Judicial Extern to the Honorable John A. Kronstadt, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 2020;

Intern to Scott C. Clarkson, U.S Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, 2019



Press Release
Annie Nicholson Elected to Orange County Women Lawyers Board
December 07, 2022

Haynes and Boone, LLP Litigation Associate Annie Nicholson was recently elected to the Orange County Women Lawyers Board. She is the only first-year attorney to be elected to the board this year. Orange County Women Lawyers was founded in 1975 as the Women and Individual Rights section of the Orange County Bar Association. According to their website, “The original goal was to focus on the rights [...]