Nicole Witt

Nicole S. Witt


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Public Agency
Public Agency
San Francisco

Nicole's practice focuses on government and public agency law. She assists the firm's public agency clients with various legal issues including public contracts, procurements, and governance laws. Nicole drafts and advises clients on contracts in areas including public works and the purchase of goods and services. Nicole is engaged in the rapidly developing legal and regulatory landscape of unmanned aircraft systems (drones) for commercial use and writes for the blog Nicole assists public and private clients in navigating the legal landscape of drone use.

While in law school, Nicole worked as a law clerk and research assistant at the Center for WorkLife Law where she prepared research for law review articles and analyzed cases relevant to the Center's focus. Nicole also worked as a teaching assistant for legal research and writing providing students with guidance on research and writing techniques.



"Chapter 7: Public Contracting," reviewer, Municipal Law Handbook (2016)

"California Legislature Sends Six Drone Bills to the Governor’s Desk," co-author, HB Drone Law Blog (September 2016)

"The Wild West of Commercial Drones–Why 2015 Could Be a Pivotal Year in California," co-author, Public Law Journal (May 2015)

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"Cities and Drones: What City Leaders Need to Know about Unmanned Aerial Vehicles," National League of Cities City Summit (November 2016)

"Federal and State Law: Use and Regulation of Drones by Counties," Rural Counties Representatives of California Annual Meeting (September 2016)

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Academic Distinction

CALI Award, Legal Writing and Research, Constitutional Law II

Witkin Award, Constitutional Law II

Moot Court Class, Best Oral Advocate

Tony Patiño Fellow


J.D., cum laude, University of California, Hastings College of the Law (2015)

B.A., magna cum laude, Loyola University Chicago (2007)



San Francisco

415-995-6454 Direct Phone
415-541-9366 Fax

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