Nikki knows how to fight to win. In her youth, she excelled as a champion kickboxer which instilled in her a competitive nature. She took that competitive nature to Texas A&M University as a third-generation Aggie where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in English. While at A&M, she interned for Former President George H.W. Bush in his Houston office while a member of the Eisenhower Leadership Development Program.
Nikki’s competitive spirit carried her through law school, juggling her role as student and mother. She served as the Notes and Comments Editor of the Texas Wesleyan Law Review and wrote on victim’s rights. Nikki finished law school graduating top of her class magna cum laude.
That same competitive drive to win carried Nikki to win in the ring of the courtroom as a lawyer. During her first year as a lawyer, she litigated the first victory under the Texas HMO liability statute and gained national recognition as a finalist for the 2003 Trial Lawyer of the Year award by Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. Nikki took her fight for the underdog to work as a felony prosecutor, trying victim-based cases of family violence, sex crimes, and capital murder in over 150 jury trials.
Nikki’s desire to win combined with her compassion results in a fierce advocate for her clients.
- State Bar of Texas, 2001
- United State District Court, Northern District, 2001
- United States Supreme Court, 2007
- J.D., Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, 2001
- B.A., English, Texas A&M University, 1997
- Texas Super Lawyer Magazine, Texas Rising Star 2008, 2009
- Eldon B. Mahon American Inn of Court, Barrister, 2007-2010
- Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, 2003
- Cum Laude – Texas A&M University, 1997
- Magna Cum Laude – Ranked Top in Class, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, 2001
- Notes and Comments Editor – Texas Wesleyan Law Review, 2000
- Texas Bar Foundation, 2017-present
- Tarrant County Bar Association, 2018-present
- The College of the State Bar of Texas, 2013
- Parker County Bar Association, Vice President, 2008-2009
- “Cleaning Salt from the Victim’s Wound,” 7 Tex. Wes. L. Rev. 89, 2000,
•Sentence Modification in Texas, Andrew L. Johnson, 38 ST. MARY’S L.J. 317, at FN 223, 224,227, 230, 232, 233, 242;
•Is the Office Closed? The Role of the Office of Victims’ Rights After Cooper v. District Court, Richard Allen, ALASKA BAR REVIEW 263, FN 75;
•Walking the Ethical Line, Cynthia Morales, The Texas Prosecutor, Vol. 37 No. 6, Nov.-Dec. 2007, FN 17.
- Nikki Morton, Law School 101: The Practical Stuff You Really Need to Know to Survive Your First Year of Law School (Ft. Worth, 2000).