Nichola “Nickie” Krebsbach joins our office as an associate attorney after working with a premier boutique law firm in the Central Valley. She not only brings a superior academic record and outstanding legal credentials, but also a wealth of experience as a small business owner, agricultural broker, and mother.
Ms. Krebsbach earned her Juris Doctorate Degree, with Distinction, from San Joaquin College of Law, and was admitted to practice in 2016. While completing her law degree, Nickie was published in Volume 23 of the San Joaquin Agricultural Law Review, and was a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Anthony W. Ishii, United States District Judge, Eastern District of California.
Ms. Krebsbach has over ten years’ experience in private sector business prior to attending law school, and studied Managerial Economics at the University of California at Davis. Nickie practices primarily special education law, advocating for the civil rights of children with special needs to ensure an appropriate education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Nickie is passionate about special education and is committed to life-long learning. She has completed nearly one-hundred hours of formal educational training in the area of special education law, and is a student of the Harvard Business School.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Real Property Transaction and Litigation
Business and Corporate Litigation
HONORS AND AWARDS
John Loomis Legacy Award, San Joaquin College of Law, 2016
George A. Hopper Moot Court Competition, Best Brief Finalist, Best Oral Advocate Semi-Finalist, 2012
Witkin Award for Academic Excellence: Family Law, Real Property, Remedies, Legal Research and Writing, Real Property
ADMISSIONS AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Nickie is admitted to practice in California and the United States District Court, Eastern District of California. She is a member of the State Bar of California, the Tulare County Bar Association, and the Family Law Section of the State Bar. While completing her law degree, Nickie served as the Student Liaison to the Federal Bar Association, San Joaquin Valley Chapter.
Ms. Krebsbach is a Charter Member of the Tulare Sunrise Rotary Club, having served as its Vocational Chairperson, later becoming a member of the Downtown Visalia Rotary Club. Nickie currently serves on the boards of the San Joaquin College of Law Alumni Association and the local PTSA. From 2012 through 2015, Nickie served as an Advisory Board Member to the non-profit Crime Victim’s Advocacy Center of Tulare County. Nickie has served in various other capacities including as Executive Board Member for the St. Paul’s School Parents Guild and Regional Board Member for the American Youth Soccer Organization.
Protecting National Security: How the United States Government Put Our Nation at Risk by Approving the Acquisition of Smithfield Foods by Shuanghui International, 23 San Joaquin Agric. L. Rev. 125 (2013-14).