Nicole Anderson, J.D, LL.M, founding attorney of Anderson Law Group, Inc., practices exclusively in the area of estate planning and business law.
She specializes in advanced estate and business planning, asset protection, business transactions, probate, trust administration, charitable and income tax planning. She received her Bachelor of Arts in International Political Economy from The Colorado College with a minor in German. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Nicole attended the London School of Economics for one year studying economics and international law. Following her undergraduate education, Nicole received her J.D. from Wayne State University Law School in Michigan. In order to better serve her clients with estate and tax planning, Nicole received her L.L.M. (Masters of Law) with an emphasis in taxation from Chapman University School of Law. Nicole utilizes her experience and background to help families design and implement their estate and tax planning.
Before founding Anderson Law Group, Nicole clerked for the United States Attorney in Detroit, Michigan. She gained further experience as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Gadola, Federal Judge of the Sixth Circuit, and as a law clerk for Cline, Cline & Griffin in Michigan. After obtaining her law license in California, Nicole served as a partner at the Law Offices of Anderson & Le in Orange County before founding Anderson Law Group in Laguna Beach, California.
Nicole’s professional affiliations include: WealthCounsel, the nation’s premier association of estate planning attorneys; Orange County Bar Association, State Bar of California; National Association of Women Business Owners; Laguna Beach Business Club (President 2013, 2014, Vice President 2011, 2012); Laguna Beach Community Foundation Professional Alliance (Co-Chair) and the Laguna Beach Professional Alliance (Co-Founder).
Nicole is passionate about giving back to the community and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Laguna Beach Community Foundation (2013-present), Endowment committee for the Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach School Power Endowment Board (2015-present), and Laguna Beach NextGen. She also was a Trustees for the Laguna College of Art and Design from 2009-2014.
Nicole and her husband, Peter, are the proud parents of William and Barrett and spend as much time as they can with their boys. They enjoy spending time the beach, hiking, visiting family in Michigan and Wyoming and spending time with friends and family. As a fluent German speaker, Nicole especially enjoys traveling the world and learning about new cultures and languages. Nicole is a frequent speaker to professionals, charities and business organizations in the areas of Advanced Estate Planning and Business Law.
Nicole was awarded as a Rising Star Super Lawyer in California for 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Carey Shyres | Legal Accountant
Carey Shyres takes care of our office accounts. She lives here in Laguna and enjoys spending time with her family and friends and on the beach
Rachel Vetter | Legal Assistant
Rachel Vetter is our legal office assistant and Client Care Director. She comes to us with a background in English from Northeastern University. Rachel is married and enjoys cooking and traveling with her husband, as well as spending time on the beach with family and friends.