Nicole S. LeFave concentrates her practice on wage and hour class and collective action defense. In addition, she advises employers on a variety of wage and hour, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and corporate whistleblower matters. She has experience representing clients at the trial court level, on appeals, in arbitration and in administrative hearings both in Texas and nationwide.

Before joining Littler, Nicole practiced complex business litigation and employment law, representing corporations, nonprofit organizations and individuals on a wide range of matters on both the plaintiff and defense side.

Nicole also served as a law clerk for the Hon. Gregg Costa, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas (now Fifth Circuit) and the Hon. Mark Lane, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Texas. These experiences informed her perspective on federal trial court practice. 


Professional & Community Affiliations


Austin Bar Association


Austin Young Lawyers Association


Federal Bar Association


Lloyd Lochridge Inn of Court

Board Member

Austin Diaper Bank


Austin Bar/AYLA Leadership Academy 2019 Class

Founding Member

League of Lady Lawyers


Texas Bar Foundation

Speaking Engagements

Employment Law Hot Topics for a New Decade

Austin, TX

February 6, 2020

Employment Law Red Flags: How to Spot Them and How to Fix Them

Hispanic Bar Association of Austin CLE Presentation, Austin, TX

August 2018


  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 2012with Honors
  • B.A., University of Texas, Austin, 2006with Honors

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas