Nicole L. Simmons

Of Counsel

Nicole Simmons is a Phoenix real estate and tribal law attorney who handles a wide range of commercial real estate transactions across the country.

Nicole assists various real estate clients, including publicly traded net-lease REITs, with acquisitions (including sale-leasebacks), dispositions, and lease related matters. She frequently acts as lead counsel on large scale portfolio acquisitions and dispositions, and manages substantial due diligence teams on deals exceeding $100M.

Professional Highlights

Judicial Clerkships

Arizona Court of Appeals, Judge Don Kessler

Professional Activities

Thurgood Marshall Inn of Court

AWLA Member and current Judicial Appointments Committee Vice-Chair and former Committee Chair

Professional Anti-Harassment and Ethics Trainer within Indian Country (2019 - Present)

Ladder Down Leadership Institute

Recognition & Accomplishments

Phoenix Magazine, 'Top Lawyer' - Real Estate Law and Tribal Law, 2022

Speaking Engagements

"Legality of Sports Gambling: Betting on the Future," Pima County Bar Association CLE Webinar

“ESG Today,” Association of Corporate Counsel

Board Memberships & Community Service

Arizona Women’s Lawyer’s Association, Judicial Appointment Committee, former Chair

Founder & CEO of Playing It Forward

President of the Ahwatukee Custom Estates Association Board

Track coach, the Truth Track Tribe



Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law (J.D., 2011)

Arizona State University (B.S. 2002)


Navajo Nation

Swinomish Nation

U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

Arizona State Courts