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Nicole M. Barnard


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Nicole M. Barnard, a principal with Neuberger, Quinn, Gielen, Rubin & Gibber, P.A., is a member of the Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group.  She focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and regularly represents individuals and corporate clients in disputes primarily involving business torts, contract interpretation, real estate, construction claims and consumer claims.  

  • University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., Magna Cum Laude)

    Editor-in-Chief, Maryland Law Review
    Member, Order of the Coif
    Fellow, Women, Leadership & Equality Program

  • University of Connecticut (B.A., Political Science, with Honors, Magna Cum Laude)

    Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
Honors and Awards
  • National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Student Award 

  • Roger Howell Achievement Award 

  • Department of the Army Commander’s Award for Public Service – Kaiserslautern, Germany

  • Department of the Army Patriotic Civilian Service Award – Ft. McClellan, Alabama

  • Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch in America, Commercial Litigation

  • Super Lawyers – 2024 Maryland Rising Stars, Business Litigation

Professional Organizations
  • Maryland State Bar Association

  • Women’s Bar Association of Maryland

  • Baltimore City Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

Professional Background
  • Associate, Nemphos Braue, LLC

  • Associate, Crowell & Moring, LLP

  • Associate, Neuberger, Quinn, Gielen, Rubin & Gibber, P.A.

  • Law Clerk, Neuberger, Quinn, Gielen, Rubin & Gibber, P.A.

Legal Publications
  • "Astrue v. Capato: Relegating Posthumously Conceived Children to Second Class Citizens," 72 MD. L. REV. 1039 (2013)