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Nicole D’Ambrogi

Nicole D’Ambrogi

Adjunct Professor

Nicole D’Ambrogi is a distinguished attorney based in San Diego. A “Rising Star” with just over six years of experience, Professor D’Ambrogi has already built a name for herself in estate planning and probate law and has garnered a reputation as a staunch advocate for veterans. A former member of the U.S. Navy, her private practice focuses on comprehensive estate planning, veteran benefits, and estate administration. Among numerous other honors, Professor D’Ambrogi has received the California State Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award in 2015, Women Resiliency Award by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs in 2015 and the Trailblazer Award from the California Department of Veteran Affairs in 2016.

Professor D’Ambrogi joined the Thomas Jefferson School of Law adjunct faculty in Fall 2019. She is the supervising attorney and professor of the Veterans Legal Clinic. Professor D’Ambrogi has a long history of participation within the clinic. She began working in the veteran’s clinic in 2012 as a student. After graduation, Professor D’Ambrogi continued participating in the self-help clinic as a volunteer attorney and provided pro-bono legal representation to veterans throughout the state of California through her own private practice.

Education and Certificates:

  • LL.M, International Taxation, Financial Services and Wealth Management, Magna Cum Laude (2016) – Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Juris Doctor (2013) – Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Bachelor of Science in Management (2010) – University of Phoenix
  • FINRA Series 7 and NASAA Series 66
  • Chartered Trust and Estate Planner (CTEP) - GAFM Global Academy of Finance & Management
  • Chartered Wealth Manager (CWM) – GAFM Global Academy of Finance & Management
  • State Bar #295028

Awards and Honors

  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers
  • Chartered Trust and Estate Planner, GAFM
  • Chartered Wealth Manager, GAFM
  • Women Resiliency Award, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (2015)
  • Trailblazer Award, California Department of Veteran Affairs (2016)
  • President Pro Bono Service Award, California State Bar (2015)
  • San Diego Military Hero Award, Channel 10 and Coleman University (2014)
  • Powerhouse Patriot Award (2014)
  • VIP Women of the Year, National Association of Professional Women
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges (2013)
  • Veterans Clinic Alumni Scholarship (2012)
  • Superb 10.0 Avvo Rating, Top Attorney in Estate Planning
  • Veteran of the Year, American Combat Veterans of War (2014)