Nickoli X. Miguel

Staff Attorney

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Protecting clients in a court of law is nowhere near as challenging as defending one's country on a battlefield. However, the leaderships qualities that made Nickoli Miguel excel as a soldier, also strengthen his developing litigation practice. A member of the team representing Trustee Irving H. Picard for the SIPA liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, Nick's calm and analytical demeanor come in handy when reviewing documents related to the complex, high-profile Ponzi scheme. Additionally, Nick has hands-on experience handling depositions, motion hearings and more in state and federal courts.


  • Handled administrative workers compensation hearings and wrongful death claims as a litigation associate for employers.
  • Drafted memos, motions, briefs, complaints, discovery responses and all other pleadings.
  • Handled depositions, pre-trial conferences and motion hearings in state and federal courts.

Recognitions and Memberships


  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan State Bar Association

Pro Bono

Cuyahoga County Veterans Court (2015 to present)

Prior Positions

  • Cuyahoga County Veterans Court: Law Clerk (2016)
  • Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office: Certified Law Clerk (2015 to 2016)

Military Service

  • Ohio Army National Guard (2013 to present)
    • Captain (Jan. 2018 to present)
    • Battalion Intelligence Officer (2013 to 2018)
  • United States Army Task Force Griffin
    • Base Intelligence Officer (2011 to 2012)
    • Deployed to Shindand, Afghanistan
    • Awarded a Bronze Star
  • Ohio National Guard
    • Fire Direction Officer (2011)


  • Ohio


  • J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 2016
  • B.A., Mount Union College, 2010


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