Meet Attorney Nicole Irmer

Background

Nicole Irmer is the Founder and Principal Attorney. She has practiced law for more than 15 years. During this time she has proven herself to be a compassionate, diligent and zealous defense attorney. She is committed to each and every client and believes that each case is as individual as the person involved. She appreciates the magnitude of stress that clients and their families are under when accused of professional wrongdoing or charged with a crime. Her caring and dedicated approach to each client’s case ensures the best possible outcome.

The Law Office of Nicole Irmer (formerly known as the Law Office of Raskin & Tee) is a sophisticated boutique law firm narrowly tailored to the needs of individuals, professionals, and small entities. Prior to starting the firm in 2003, Nicole spent several years practicing law at a high profile, top-rated criminal law firm. She gained significant court room experience during this time.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Ms. Irmer’s focus areas include a sophisticated criminal defense practice in both state and federal courts, as well as administrative legal matters. She has experience handling all types of criminal defense cases throughout San Diego County. Her expertise includes complex Driving Under the Influences cases, involving great bodily injury and manslaughter. Ms. Irmer has been proudly serving Military members and their families for more than a decade.

Her administrative practice focuses on professional licensing defense, professional license appeals, and all matters concerning an individuals’ drivers’ license arising from DMV action. Many of her clients with professional licenses have criminal cases with licensing implications, or professional disciplinary action arising from criminal matters. Her experience with both criminal law and knowledge of “license” law has benefited her clients with favorable outcomes early in the process. Nicole has also successfully assisted clients in applying for a professional license, fighting license denials, and advocating during investigations of wrongdoing before the filing of a formal disciplinary case.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Nicole worked as a law clerk for the Honorable J. Richard Haden, San Diego Superior Court. She also clerked at the United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of California, in the Civil Division. Upon completing law school, she became an associate at a prestigious AV rated law firm in San Diego.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS & PUBLICATIONS

  • Panelist, “Recent Developments of Blakely v. Washington, 124 U.S. 2531 (2004), and the effects on the daily practice of law.” Enright Inn of Court (2005).
  • “Maneuvering Through the Maze, Department of Motor Vehicles Administrative Hearings and the Aging Driver” TRIAL BAR NEWS, Journal of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (December 2005)
  • “The Department of Motor Vehicles and the Administrative Per Se Hearing” TRIAL BAR NEWS, Journal of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (January 2006)
  • “The Negligent Driver and Intervention by the DMV” TRIAL BAR NEWS, Journal of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (February 2006)
  • “Supreme Court Upholds Oregon’s Assisted Suicide Law: The Court’s Reprimand Of The Executive Branch” TRIAL BAR NEWS, Journal of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (March 2006)
  • “The Supreme Court to Delineate the Scope of Presidential Power in Conducting ‘The War On Terror’” TRIAL BAR NEWS, Journal of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (April 2006)
  • “Racial Discrimination in Jury Selection” TRIAL BAR NEWS, Journal of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (May 2006)
  • “Eyewitness Identification: California Law” TRIAL BAR NEWS, Journal of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (June/July 2006)
  • “No Knock! No Announce! No Fourth Amendment Violation?” TRIAL BAR NEWS, Journal of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (August 2006)
  • Protecting a Professional’s License When Facing a Criminal Conviction or Civil Lawsuit” TRIAL BAR NEWS, Journal of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (January 2012)

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, San Diego (1991)

Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego and School of Law (1999)

BAR ADMISSIONS

State Bar of California (2000)

Memberships

United States District Court, Southern District of California

State Bar of California

American Inns of Court, William Enright Chapter

American Bar Association

San Diego County Bar Association

San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice

Defense Attorney Mentor for Teen Court

Association of Trial Lawyers of America

CASD, Trial Bar Magazine, Criminal Law Column Editor 2005 – 2009

CASD, Board of Directors 2008 – 2010

California DUI Lawyers Association

Semi-Finalist for the San Diego, Daily Transcript’s “2005 Top Practitioner in Criminal Law”

Semi-Finalist for the San Diego, Daily Transcript’s “2006 Top Practitioner in Criminal Law”

Semi-Finalist for the San Diego, Daily Transcript’s “2009 Top Practitioner in Criminal Law”