Nicole D. Faut

Attorney at Hoover Penrod
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Nicole handles a diverse practice of civil matters, focused on employment, personal injury, and family law.
Nicole D. Faut

Education

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  • Spotswood High School (2008, Governor’s Seal)
  • Virginia Tech (B.A., Religion and Culture; History, Medieval and Early Modern Studies minors, magna cum laude 2012)
  • Fulbright Research Fellow, India (2012-2013)
  • City University of New York School of Law (J.D. 2018, Peggy Browning Fellow)

Law Practice

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Nicole began her legal career in nationally-recognized, competitive clinical programs at CUNY Law: the Economic Justice Project and the Community & Economic Development clinics. She represented residents of New York City in welfare and benefits law, as well as victims of wage theft in federal litigation. She also clerked for the Communications Workers of America as a Peggy Browning Fellow, where she worked on arbitrations and a variety of labor matters in Washington, D.C. and New York City. After graduating, she joined the National Women’s Law Center in Washington, D.C. as a Fellow for the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund. While there, she helped design national programming for attorneys centered on gender equality, worked on federal anti-discrimination litigation, and assisted with legislative advocacy campaigns. When her fellowship ended, she joined a well-respected, plaintiff-side labor firm in Washington, D.C., where she represented unions and public sector workers in federal litigation and labor and employment matters.

Nicole has been trained in trauma-informed representation, which inspires her practice with compassion, empathy, and patience. Though her legal skills were developed and sharpened in large cities, her upbringing in the Shenandoah Valley in McGaheysville, Virginia, has always guided her to handle every case with warmth and approachability. Clients can count on these qualities and rely on her skills to attain the best resolution for their legal matter.

Nicole is admitted to practice in New York; Washington, D.C.; Virginia; and the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia.

Alternate Dispute Resolution Experience

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Personal Associations

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  • Harrisonburg-Rockingham Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar
  • D.C. Bar
  • New York State Bar Association

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Personal Information

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Nicole and her partner, Jack, live in Elkton, Virginia, where they are restoring a 1780s property on the Shenandoah River. Nicole enjoys oil painting and cooking elaborate meals in her spare time.