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Nicole D’Ambrogi

Private Practice Attorney

Attorney Nicole D’Ambrogi is a distinguished attorney in San Diego and has joined Sollertis in late 2020. Recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, Nicole has built a reputation for herself in asset protection, estate planning and probate law and has garnered a reputation as a staunch advocate for veterans.  

A former member of the U.S. Navy, Nicole focuses on comprehensive asset protection and estate planning strategies. Among numerous other honors, Nicole received the Women Resiliency Award by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs in 2015 and the Trailblazer Award from the California Department of Veteran Affairs in 2016.

Award-Winning Asset Protection, Estate Planning, and Wealth Management Attorney

Nicole developed an interest in becoming a lawyer at a young age and stuck with her dream throughout her Navy service up until she entered law school. Looking back, she recalls the journey:

“I grew up wanting to be a lawyer. I made all the kids in the neighborhood play court, and I was always the judge. I had it in my mind at a young age, and I just never let go of the idea. I went into the Navy telling everybody that I was going to go to law school afterward. I would sit in my barracks room on Friday nights and do homework instead of going out with friends. I wanted to go to law school, and I would only get there with hard work and dedication.”

– Nicole D' Ambrogi, Private Practice Attorney, Sollertis

Nicole founded her private practice in May 2014, and has since developed a specialty in comprehensive asset protection and estate planning strategies.  

Nicole returned to the classroom to earn her Masters of Law in International Taxation, Wealth Management, and Financial Services. This allowed her to expand her practice to include fundamental estate planning, minor children, elder law, veterans benefits, estate tax planning, probate & estate administration, business succession, asset protection, charitable planning, Medi-Cal crisis planning, special needs planning, civil litigation planning, and civil rights defense.

Nicole earned a bachelor’s degree in Management during her time in the U.S. Navy. Once she completed her service and graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2010, Nicole headed straight to Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. 

While in law school, she volunteered at the Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic and was an integral part of the foundation of the Veterans Self-Help Legal Clinic, which provides pro bono legal services for low-income veterans in San Diego County.

Inspired by the mishandling of her own grandmother’s estate, Nicole became passionate about assisting people like you with estate planning, asset protection, and how to plan for long-term care and also protect assets.

Attorney Nicole D’Ambrogi serves clients in San Diego, La Jolla, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Rancho Santa Fe, Oceanside, Poway, Escondido, San Marcos, Fallbrook, and throughout the state of California.

Outside of serving her wealth management clients, Nicole prioritizes community involvement through local charitable organizations and veteran associations. She is an adjunct professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and supervising attorney for the Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic. 

Today, Nicole helps clients at Sollertis with managing their personal and business legal matters, together.  Clients enjoy working with Nicole due to her ability to advise about your current reality but also about your future goals, and how you can achieve that next level in your business with safe asset protection and learn the different options to growing your wealth.

Nicole offers a comprehensive and collaborative approach to serving clients while keeping in place their current advisory team (CPAs, financial advisors, insurance brokers, and real estate brokers).  By focusing on the unique client relationship and personal preferences of each client, Nicole is better at understanding each clients’ risk tolerance, and what might make a client comfortable or uncomfortable.  This level of synergy allows our clients to decision make with great speed and create a clear path to realize returns, goals, and objectives. 

Nicole and the team at Sollertis offer clients with legally sound financial advice about how to protect assets, create a trust, improve compliance and business operations.

Professional Memberships & Community Involvement

  • The Women Veterans Engaging the Nation (WoVEN)
  • The American History Theater
  • Integrated Recovery Foundation
  • San Diego SCRA Pro Bono
  • ScholarVet
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • American Combat Veteran of War
  • Veterans Bar Association
  • San Diego Bar Association
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • WAVES
  • National Association of Professional Women

Education

Thomas Jefferson School of Law, LL.M, International Taxation, Financial Services, and Wealth Management, Magna Cum Laude, 2016

Thomas Jefferson School of Law, J.D., 2013

University of Phoenix, B.S. in Management, 2010

FINRA Series 7 and NASAA Series 66 Life and Health Insurance License, California Department of Insurance

Chartered Trust and Estate Planner (CTEP)

Chartered Wealth Manager (CWM), GAFM Global Academy of Finance & Management, International Board of Standards

Awards & Honors

Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2016-2021

Chartered Trust and Estate Planner, GAFM

Chartered Wealth Manager, GAFM

Women Resiliency Award, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, 2015

Trailblazer Award, California Department of Veteran Affairs, 2016

President Pro Bono Service Award, California State Bar, 2015

San Diego Military Hero Award, Channel 10 and Coleman University, 2014

Powerhouse Patriot Award, 2014

VIP Women of the Year, National Association of Professional Women

Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 2013

Veterans Clinic Alumni Scholarship, 2012

Superb 10.0 Avvo Rating, Top Attorney in Estate Planning

Veteran of the Year, American Combat Veterans of War, 2014

Admissions

California Bar, 2013