Nicole Heringer


Nicole Heringer is a committed advocate for individuals who have suffered life-altering harm from medical malpractice. Nicole approaches every case with compassion, tenacity, and a holistic approach to achieving client goals. She is committed to ensuring that people from all backgrounds are treated with dignity and respect when navigating complex, emotional situations.

Before joining Matonich Law, Nicole clerked for Judge Tracy M. Smith and Judge Theodora K. Gaïtas at the Minnesota Court of Appeals, where she gained valuable insight into judicial decision making. This experience helps her craft strong legal arguments and present the facts of any case in a clear and compelling way.

Nicole graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota Law School. She also served as a student director of the Child Advocacy and Juvenile Justice Clinic, where she acquired litigation experience representing families and caretakers in child custody cases and teenagers in juvenile-delinquency proceedings.

Nicole was a student articles editor of Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice. Her commitment to ensuring that all individuals can access legal assistance extended to volunteer positions with Second Chance Saturday Expungement Clinic, Asylum Law Project, and HOME Line tenant hotline. She currently serves as a Research Supervisor for the non-profit Children of Incarcerated Caregivers.


  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, magna cum laude, 2019
  • B.A., University of North Dakota, summa cum laude, 2016


  • State of Minnesota


  • Member, Minnesota Association for Justice
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association


  • Research Supervisor, Families Together, Children of Incarcerated Caregivers
  • MSBA High School Mock Trial Program, Volunteer Judge