Nicole Stanton

Nicole Stanton



Nicole is a veteran litigation and legal ethics counsel with over 20 years of experience.

Nicole’s success as defense counsel has garnered her an established and credible reputation across business practices including several notable awards.

Most recently, Nicole served as the Vice President and General Counsel for a publicly traded company operating in 9 states with $1.2 Billion in annual revenue. She oversaw the development and execution of legal, corporate compliance and governance, safety and risk management programs.  She was a trusted advisor for the company and member of the Executive Leadership Team.

Through her in-house experience Nicole has skillfully overseen all legal aspects of a business including regulatory compliance, labor and employment, business transactions, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and contracts. Nicole is a dedicated leader with excellent communication skills and a proven track record of success in identifying methods to remove legal barriers and maximize revenue. 

Education & Admissions

University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law (J.D., 2000), magna cum laude; Order of the Coif

University of Utah (B.S., Mass Communication/Media Studies, 1995)


  • Arizona


  • Arizona Supreme Court, Justice Charles E. Jones, 2000-2000

News & Resources

Industries & Practices

  • Cannabis
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Government Contracts Counseling & Litigation
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Higher Education & Academic Research Institutions
  • Real Estate Litigation

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Member, American Law Institute (2015-Present)
  • President, Charter 100 (2020-2021)
  • Board Member, Charter 100 (2016-2022)
  • Member, Charter 100 (2008-Present)

Community Involvement

  • Founder, Stop Bullying AZ/The Dion Initiative (2012-2022)


  • Public AZ Company General Counsel of the Year Issued by Arizona Association of Corporate Counsel (2021)
  • Honorary In Business Magazine, “Women of Achievement” (2018)
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona from AZ Business Magazine (2016 and 2017)
  • Horace Steele Child Advocacy Award Recipient, Children’s Action Alliance (2016)
  • Honorary Law Firm Leader by Arizona Business Magazine (2014, 2016, and 2018)
  • Phoenix Business Journal's Most Admired Leaders (2014)
  • Named “A Woman Worth Watching” Diversity Journal (2014)
Nicole Stanton