Nicole Aghaaliandastjerdi is a paralegal at the Oldfather Law Firm. She has spent the last 7 years concentrating in litigation with a focus on medical malpractice, personal injury, and commercial litigation. Nicole assists the attorneys at the Oldfather Law Firm during all stages of litigation ...Read more
Nicole Aghaaliandastjerdi is a paralegal at the Oldfather Law Firm. She has spent the last 7 years concentrating in litigation with a focus on medical malpractice, personal injury, and commercial litigation. Nicole assists the attorneys at the Oldfather Law Firm during all stages of litigation including preparing pleadings, discovery, and analyzing documentation to assist in the development of claims. Nicole also conducts client and witness interviews, analyzes and summarizes extensive records, performs research and attends and assists at trial.
An advocate for women and children, Nicole co-facilitates a women’s abuse group on Thursday nights and was a volunteer and mentor with Hosea’s House, a shelter for women and children in crisis in the Portland area, in 2011-2012. After listening to the many challenges women face in leaving abusive relationships, Nicole founded, and is the current Chair, of Building Hope, a non-profit organization that will provide free, do-it-yourself home improvement, auto maintenance, and financial advising classes to women who have been abused or widowed. The program is set to launch in 2016.
Nicole was named a New Leaders Council- Kentucky Fellow in 2014 and currently serves on the Executive Board as the Co-Director of Alumni Relations. Nicole has previously volunteered with the Sickle Cell Association of Kentuckiana, and was a freelance contributor for Habitat for Humanity and Louisville.com.
In 2014, Nicole was recognized by the Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression for organizing the National Moment of Silence. This was the first national solidarity event following Michael Brown’s death in August 2014. The purpose was to bring awareness to the deaths of those lost to police brutality.
Nicole obtained her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Louisville. During her studies, she was a legislative intern for Senator Denise Harper Angel (D-35), and assisted Senator Harper Angel with research that was essential in the passage of the Farmer’s Market Nutrition Bill. The program was designed to enhance nutrition by providing fresh, locally grown produce to low-income seniors and recipients of the federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for women, infants and children. In 2011, the city of Louisville was awarded the City Livability Award in recognition of its Farm to Table Program as a result of the Farmer’s Market Nutrition Bill.
In 2008, Nicole presented her original research on the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 and its effects on TANF recipients attending four-year colleges and universities at the Midwest Political Science Association’s national conference in Chicago, IL. During college, Nicole was active in campus organizations. She sat on the board for the Thurgood Marshall Pre-Law Society, the Student Alumni Association, and the Student’s Task Force on Tuition and Fees, as well as served on the planning committee for the Porter Parents Support Group, HIV/AIDS Awareness Committee, and co-founded the peer advising program L.I.N.K. at the University of Louisville. She also received the Solidarity Award from Kentucky Jobs with Justice in 2007.
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