Nicole Roggeveen

Nicole R. Roggeveen

Partner, Ontario

Practice Summary

As a partner at Cole Huber LLP, Nicole Roggeveen specializes in civil litigation defense on behalf of government entities. Nicole’s caseload consists of matters involving allegations of dangerous conditions, civil rights violations, and personal injury. She has particular expertise in police litigation and defense of Section 1983 matters.

In 2007, Nicole began her career at a boutique firm representing cities, counties, law enforcement agencies, and officers in police litigation matters, as well as administrative matters. Thereafter, she expanded her practice to include insurance defense cases involving commercial trucking, cash logistics services, premises liability and dangerous conditions resulting in catastrophic injury or death. Nicole has extensive experience at both the trial court and the appellate court levels.

Currently, in addition to representing various local law enforcement agencies and officials in civil litigation, including, but not limited to, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Hemet Police Department, and Ontario Police Department, Nicole serves as Chief Litigation Counsel for the City of Hemet.

Prior to joining Cole Huber LLP in 2018, Nicole served as Deputy City Attorney IV at the City of San Bernardino, where she oversaw and directed the Litigation Division.

Education & Admissions

Nicole graduated from the University of California-Riverside in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor in Political Science. Thereafter, Nicole obtained her Juris Doctor from Whittier School of Law in 2007.

Nicole is admitted to practice in California and in both the Central and Eastern Federal District Courts in California.

Professional Activities

Between 2011 and 2014, Nicole was a member of the Warren Slaughter Richard Roemer American Inn of Court. She also previously served as a legal writing and research instructor at the California Desert Trial Academy of Law.

Up Close

Nicole has close ties with the Inland Empire of California. She was raised in Riverside County and her husband is a Captain with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Nicole enjoys traveling and adventuring with her husband in the Caribbean, reading non-fiction historical books, and dominating karaoke battles.