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Law Offices of Nicole M. Bluefort
Nicole Bluefort

Nicole M. Bluefort – Attorney

Attorney Nicole Bluefort is known for her aggressive representation. She is an experienced trial attorney who leads a general practice law firm with offices in Lynn and Boston. Attorney Bluefort focuses on family law, criminal defense, probate, and general litigation. She served as an Adjunct Professor at North Shore Community College’s ABA Approved Paralegal Program where she taught Civil Litigation, Legal Research, and Field Placement.

Her education is extensive and impressive: a graduate of Boston College with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Hispanic Studies, Northeastern University School of Law with a Juris Doctor, and Tufts University School of Medicine with a Master’s degree in Public Health. After graduating from law school, Nicole completed a two-year term as a judicial clerk for the first African American to be appointed to the Massachusetts Appeals Court, Judge Frederick Brown.

Nicole is featured on billboards throughout the North Shore and Boston, has appeared on major networks such as CNN, ESPN, and FOX, and has commented on various legal issues in the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

Her list of achievements include: being named to the North Shore Community College’s Board of Trustees by Governor Charlie Baker, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Top Women of Law 2018, National Bar Association’s Top 40 Under 40 – Nation’s Best Advocates, The Network Journal’s “40 Under Forty Achievers” Award, President’s Marathon Challenge Award for Community-Based Research, Denise Carty-Bennia Memorial Bar Award, Woman of the Week for 97.7 FM and she was awarded the 2019 Business Woman of the Year Award from the Greater Lynn Chamber of Commerce.

Nicole is a national and international speaker who frequently tours with the Black CEO Institute sharing her lecture The 5 Strategies for Building a Profitable Business.

Nicole serves on the board of the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, volunteers as an expert guest speaker at Northeastern University’s Business School, Boston Bar Association, Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association and Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys. She is a member of the Boston Bar Association, National Bar Association, Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys and the Boston Business Women Network.

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Jasmine Wells – Senior Associate Attorney

Jasmine Wells is a Senior Associate Attorney who specializes in family law, employment law, and estate planning. Before joining The Law Offices of Nicole M. Bluefort, Jasmine was an Adjunct Professor at Eastern Nazarene College, teaching adult education law courses including Employment Law, Negotiation and Conflict Dispute Resolution, and Business Law.

Jasmine holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Spelman College and a Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School (VLS). During her time at VLS, Jasmine was a VLS Merit Scholar and Honors Law Clerk at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar.

Jasmine is known for her personalized approach, responsiveness, and her ability to resolve difficult disputes.

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Kevin McMahon – Senior Associate Attorney

Kevin McMahon has been an attorney and member of the Massachusetts Bar since 1995,
specializing in civil litigation and real estate law with considerable experience in bankruptcy,
wills, estates and trusts, and contract law.

After graduating Cum Laude from The University of Massachusetts at Boston with majors in
Political Science and English and a concentration in communications, Kevin attended Law
School at New England School of Law in Boston from which he graduated in 1995.
Kevin is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, United States District Court of Massachusetts,
1st Circuit Court of Appeals and Bankruptcy court.

Kevin was an active duty member of the United States Air Force specializing in Satellite
Communication and the Massachusetts Air National Guard.

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Claudia Augustin – Senior Associate Attorney

Claudia Augustin is a Senior Associate Attorney with a strong academic background and extensive experience in various areas of law. She graduated from Tufts University where she earned her undergraduate degree, and went on to pursue her Juris Doctorate from Suffolk Law School.

Driven by her passion for advocacy and conflict resolution, Claudia pursued a post-doctoral program at the prestigious Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. This unique opportunity allowed her to gain a comprehensive understanding of the intersection between law and policy,
further enhancing her legal expertise.

A member of the Massachusetts Bar since 2011, Claudia has practiced in diverse areas of law,
including family law, corporate law, intellectual property, civil litigation, and real estate, to name
a few. She has actively engaged in pro bono work, providing legal assistance to underserved
communities. Most recently she oversaw the New England Legal Foundation’s Pro Bono Bank,
matching donated legal services with minority-owned businesses that would otherwise be
unable to obtain legal services.

Claudia’s broad experience has equipped her with a well-rounded perspective and a versatile
skill set, enabling her to provide comprehensive legal solutions to her clients.

Steve Ballard

Steven R. Ballard – Senior Associate Attorney

Steven R. Ballard handles trial matters and appeals for the Law Offices of Nicole M. Bluefort. Over the past 22 years, he has zealously represented individual litigants in many different legal arenas, and developed special expertise in divorce and family law.

Steven has appeared as faculty presenter and speaker at local, regional and international conferences on shared parenting, child support, and mediation. He has loved to volunteer, including as pro bono lawyer, court-connected conciliator and mediator.

Steven earned his bachelors, as a Jacoby Presidential Scholar, from Columbia College in New York, his masters, as a New England Conservatory Scholar and Instructor, from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was a member of the Criminal Justice Clinic and recipient of
Chicago’s Public Interest Law Initiative Fellowship.

Steven is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, the United States District Court of
Massachusetts, and the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston.

Greg Mistikawi

Greg Mistikawi – Associate Attorney

Greg Mistikawi is an Associate Attorney at our firm who practices within a variety of different areas of law including landlord/tenant, property disputes, family law, and other civil matters. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of South Carolina and went on to graduate from the Charleston School of Law, where he achieved Presidential Honors.

Greg is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar and has prior experience in criminal law as well as mass tort litigation. Greg’s favorite part about being an attorney at the Law Offices of Nicole M. Bluefort is being able to provide a resolution to clients who are going through a difficult time in their lives. He strives to provide strong and dependable legal representation to each client.

Rafaela G. Serrano – Of Counsel Attorney

Rafaela G. Serrano calls it “powerful” to have a means to support clients in resolving their legal matters. As an independent attorney, she handles immigration cases for the Law Offices of Nicole M. Bluefort.

Rafaela began practicing law in her home country of Brazil, where she earned her law degree from Estácio De Sá University in Rio de Janeiro. She holds a Master of Laws degree from Northeastern University School of Law and is pursuing a Master of Management degree with a focus on non-profit and public management from Cambridge College, both in Boston.

Practicing as an independent attorney allows Rafaela to maintain her commitments to community organizations. She volunteers weekly at the Brazilian Worker Center in Boston, which fights for the social, economic, and safety rights of domestic and non-domestic workers. And she sits on the board of directors for the non-profit Community Dispute Settlement Center in Cambridge.

Rafaela also specializes in international business law, counseling companies looking to establish their businesses in Brazil. She speaks fluent English and Portuguese and is proficient in Spanish.

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Tabitha Bolden – Of Counsel Attorney

Tabitha A. Bolden works of counsel assisting the Law Offices of Nicole M. Bluefort with criminal cases. Tabitha has worked almost exclusively on criminal cases throughout her career, first for the Committee for Public Counsel Services and now as a private attorney with the Law Offices of Tabitha A. Bolden.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree from The University of North Carolina and a Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law with a concentration in litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

Tabitha’s focus is showing each client the kindness, compassion, and honesty that they deserve as they navigate this difficult time in their lives.

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Crystal Cameron – Senior Paralegal & Office Manager

Crystal Cameron is a Senior Paralegal who has specializes in all aspects of litigation. Before joining the Law Offices of Nicole M. Bluefort, Crystal was civil litigation paralegal and a foreclosure paralegal.

Crystal attended Texas Tech University and has taken numerous classes throughout the years to future her education.

Crystal is a compassionate person who is always willing to go above and beyond to help a client understand the process of litigation. Her experience is in civil, estate planning, criminal, probate, family, and personal injury.

Jessica Faircloth

Jessica Faircloth – Paralegal

Jessica Faircloth is a Paralegal with our firm. She graduated from Northshore Community College with her Associates in Paralegal Studies and went on to graduate from Suffolk University in 2023 with her Bachelors in Undergrad Law. Jessica is proud member of the National Paralegal Association (NALA) and the Massachusetts Paralegal Association (MPA).

Building relationships with clients is very important to her and she believes that it allows for a better understanding of what the clients needs are.

Jessica is an empathetic person who always puts the needs of others first and foremost because that is something that is needed to form a professional relationship between clients.

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Chinma Nnadozie-Okananwa – Legal Secretary

Chinma Nnadozie-Okananwa is a Legal Secretary with our firm. She graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s in English.
As the daughter of two healthcare workers, Chinma prioritizes hospitality and assisting everyday people through everyday problems.

Emily Gomez

Emily Gomez – Legal Secretary

Emily Gomez is a highly skilled Legal Secretary with over 25 years of experience in Real Estate, and Litigation. Emily graduated from Lynn High School and also graduated from Miami International University with a degree in Fashion Merchandising.

Emily is a compassionate person who always is willing to assist her team and clients to ensure the best possible experience.

Our Approach

Our approach Is simple – we strive to provide you The Best Legal Solution.

It does not matter what kind of legal issues you are facing.

Get in touch with the Law Offices of Nicole M. Bluefort and we will help find a solution to your problem quickly and effectively.

Be it property conflicts, accident law, divorce settlements or business contracting – we have all the resources available to provide you exceptional and personalized legal services..

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Top 5 Reasons to Choose
the Law Offices of Nicole M. Bluefort

Our aim is to provide you the best legal services with a committed and friendly attitude.

Comprehensive Services for Every Legal Matter

Our legal services are not limited to just one area but we deal with a variety of diverse cases. Be it accident law and personal injury, family law or business law, criminal law or real estate services – we cover it all.

So, whether you want to draft your will, are going through a painful divorce or need help setting up a new business, just Contact the Law Offices of Nicole M. Bluefort and we will find a feasible solution for you.

Unmatched Dedication and Sincerity

Dedication and complete attention to your case is one thing that sets us apart in the industry.

At the Law Offices of Nicole M. Bluefort, every member of the staff is committed to provide exceptional service and dedicated support from the very first meeting so you can attain complete peace of mind.

Attorney Nicole M. Bluefort personally stresses upon the importance of one-on-one communication and makes sure every client receives personal attention and above average service. This is the main reason for the law firm’s credible reputation in the area. Most of the firm’s clients are also referred by former clients because of our unmatched level of dedication and professionalism.

Exceptional Legal Skills and Talent

Attorney Nicole M. Bluefort's impressive resume is another reason that makes our firm the best choice for a variety of legal issues.

Aside from a degree in law, Attorney Nicole M. Bluefort also holds a Masters degree in Public Health from the Tufts University School of Medicine.

This dual background in Law and Public Health works in her advantage as she has a deeper understanding of health-related legal issues such as health law, disability law, elderly law, environmental and energy law, family law, food and drug law, genetics law, and medical malpractice.

She also has a vast experience of working with some of the best legal names in the country and has served in both public and private Law.

She holds work experience at the Massachusetts Appeals Court, United States District Court, United States Attorney's Office, and was an Adjunct Professor of Litigation (Civil Trial and Appellate Practice) and Field Placement Seminar in an ABA-Approved Paralegal Program.

Born and raised in North shore, she not only has a keen insight over the local issues but is also actively involved in social services and community work.

Responsive and Friendly Attitude

Personal attention from your legal attorney when you are already facing issues can be extremely helpful. To make sure that all our clients stay stress free, we are available both during business hours and upon appointment.

Attorney Nicole M. Bluefort is readily available to listen to all your queries and suggestions and we strive to create a long term relationship based on mutual understanding with every client that we serve.

Complete Satisfaction

At the Law Offices of Nicole M. Bluefort, our motto is to provide personalized services to ensure client satisfaction. We don’t rush with a case – instead, we will listen carefully to your concerns, duly explain all the available options and legal processes pertaining to your situation and then advice you on the best direction to move in. Contact us for a free consultation today and discover the best legal solution to ease your worries.