Nicole Killoran, Esq.
Nicole was born in Fairbanks, Alaska and
raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She attended the University of Utah,
where she graduated with a B.S. in Environmental Studies in 2004. Prior
to law school, Nicole worked for five years as a paralegal in a Salt Lake City collections firm.
In 2009 Nicole ventured into the east to attend Vermont Law School, drawn by the school’s environmental law program. While at VLS she served as an academic mentor and teaching assistant and as a managing editor for the Vermont Law Review. She also clerked for Justice Brian Burgess with the Vermont Supreme Court, the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Litigation Department, and the firm of Tarrant, Gillies, Merriman, & Richardson in Montpelier.
In 2012, Nicole graduated and received a
Juris Doctor degree (magna cum laude), Masters of Environmental Law and
Policy (summa cum laude), and Certificate in Energy Law. Nicole sat for
the Vermont bar exam in July 2012, and was admitted to practice in
October of that year.
In July 2013 she was admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Vermont.
Nicole joined Bauer Gravel Farnham in
September 2012. Nicole’s practice at Bauer Gravel Farnham includes all
areas of litigation, but she is particularly interested in
administrative and environmental law, land use, municipal, and
environmental permit appeals, and permitting for small-scale energy
producers. Nicole is a member of the Vermont Bar Association and serves
on the VBA’s Committee for the Future of Legal Services on the
Technology Subcommittee. She regularly contributes to the Supreme Court
of Vermont Law Blog (SCOV Law),
summarizing the Court’s opinions with restrained levity.
Nicole lives in Colchester with her husband. She has a Catahoula leopard dog, Hayduke T. Dawg. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys playing piano and cello, singing a cappella, running, biking, hiking, rock climbing, belly dancing, gardening, and baking bread and pastries.