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Excellence is not an act, but a habit. What separates us from other firms is our client relationships. Gatewood & Associates strives to consistently provide our clients with exemplary service. In order to understand an issue, one must first understand the systemic issues. Therefore, we invest the time to listen to our clients and understand “their story.” Our legal team is committed to providing you with innovative and comprehensive legal solutions, being available and providing timely communication, educating you on each step of the process, and ensuring that you receive the necessary information to make your best choices. When you retain Gatewood & Associates, you become part of our legal family and we will work tirelessly to secure the best outcome while showing compassion and respect. We are fierce advocates committed to ensuring quality representation from the courtroom to the drafting table, protecting your interest is our only mission.

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Nicholé  is a seasoned attorney, legal advisor, and appellate advocate with

significant experience handling all stages of civil litigation before the state and federal courts. Over time, she has extended her practice to include estate planning and business entity formation. With nearly 20 years of experience, Nicholé draws from her broad legal knowledge to explore and develop unconventional but real-world workable solutions. As a zealous and tenacious advocate, Nicholé is committed to educating each client on all their options. She prides herself on providing each client with a safe, judgment-free zone to be fully heard and transparently discuss their goals and needs.


After spending more than a decade advising and defending agencies and observing the lack of attention and quality resources available to non-governmental clients, Nicholé founded Gatewood & Associates, LLC. Nicholé served as an Assistant Attorney General representing multiple state government agencies in state and federal proceedings. In addition to her expertise in law enforcement liability defense and constitutional violations, she has provided counsel and representation on a variety of complex matters including civil rights, prosecutorial defense, torts, personal injury, business, and election law.


She also served as a law clerk to the Hon. Chief Judge Robert M. Bell of the Maryland Court of Appeals, the highest court in Maryland. Nicholé received her Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore, with honors, and an interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame of Maryland University (formerly the College of Notre Dame of Maryland), with honors.


Committed to leadership and community development, Nicholé is active in several professional and community organizations. She serves as the Immediate President-Elect of the Maryland Chapter of the Federal Bar Association; the first woman of color elected to serve as President of the Alumnae and Alumni Council of Notre Dame of Maryland University in its 127-year history; President of the Hillsdale Heights Neighborhood Association, and on the boards of the Forest Park Action Council and the Forest Park Alliance. 



  • University of Baltimore School of Law, (J.D., with honors, 2004)

  • Notre Dame of Maryland University, (B.A., with honors, 2001)


Bar Admission


  • Maryland


Professional Affiliations and Memberships


  • Federal Bar Association Maryland Chapter,  Past Chapter President (2021-2022); Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee (2020 -Present); Co-Chair Fourth Circuit Seminar (2015); Young Lawyers Division Committee Member (2010 – 2012)

  • Maryland State Bar Association, Member

  • Women’s Bar Association of Maryland, Board Member (2015 – 2016); Meet and Greet Committee Chair (2013); University of Baltimore Chapter President (2003 –2004)

  • Monumental City Bar, Long Term Planning Committee Co-Chair (2013 – 2014), Programming Chair (2008-2009)

  • Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland, Co-Chair Judicial Nominating Committee (2007- 2009)

Volunteer Outreach


  • Notre Dame of Maryland University Alumnae and Alumni Council, President (2020 - Present); Networking Committee and First Impressions Committee, Member (2008 - Present)

  • Hillsdale Heights Neighborhood Association, President (2021-Present)

  • Forest Park Alliance, Board Member

  • Forest Park Action Council, Board Member


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1014 W. 36th St. #616, Baltimore, MD 21211

Tel:  301-660-3377

Fax: (410) 888-7391


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