Nicole Woods is an associate at Ice Miller where she focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, including contract disputes, business torts, construction disputes, and financial services litigation. She has also assisted in significant environmental litigation. In her role as a litigation associate, she is involved in every aspect of litigation, at both the trial and appellate level, and appeared and argued before both state and federal judges.  She was also integral in the drafting of a petition for Writ of Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.

Nicole served as e-discovery and litigation technology coordinator for the Columbus office. Her knowledge of computers and technology allows her to effectively counsel clients on best practices in searching, preserving, collecting, and producing electronically stored information. She is also a part of the Data Security and Privacy Practice, where she has written and presented on a variety of topics, including the Internet of Things.
Internet of Things Resource Center
Nicole began her legal career as an administrative assistant. While working fulltime, she obtained her paralegal certificate from Capital University Law School in 2005. Then, while continuing to work fulltime as a paralegal, she obtained her juris doctor, summa cum laude, from Capital University Law School in 2009 where she was a member of the Order of the Barristers and Order of the Curia. She was also a member of the National Moot Court Team and was awarded CALI excellence book awards for top performance in eight different classes.
Reported and Representative Cases
  • Obtained summary judgment for large corporate client that resulted in dismissal of the complaint prior to certification of potential multi-state wage and hour collective action lawsuit
Firm Publications
Ice Miller News
Ice Miller Blog
Published In
  • “A fix for the discovery nightmare: Hand-holding or handcuffs?,” Verdict: The Journal of the Trial Practice Committee, February 25, 2011
  • "Ohio's Regulation of Demolition or Renovation of Buildings Containing Asbestos," Fine Print: A Quarterly Publication of The Ohio State Bar Association and Our Members, Summer 2013
Speaking Engagements
  • "Trending Cybercrime Issues," BKD 2016 Financial Services Symposium, Columbus, Ohio (November 2016)
  • “Electronic Discovery Update and Practice Pointers,” Ice Miller CLE Forum for In-House Counsel, Columbus, Ohio (December 2014)
  • "Fairfield County v. Ohio EPA: Uncovering the Dark Secrets of TMDLs, WQS, and Effluent Limitations," Ohio Water Environment Association (September 2013)
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