Nicki Ford is a bilingual (Spanish) family law attorney in private practice after over 10 years in the non-profit sector, most recently over 6 years as a staff attorney for Bay Area Legal Aid.
A Bay Area native, she earned her BA and BS from Santa Clara University in 2002 and her law degree from UC Davis School of Law in 2005. She began her work in the field of domestic violence in Aug. 2004 as a 3rd year law student at UC Davis where she worked at the Family Protection Clinic.
Following graduation, she went on to head the legal department at the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center (SADVC) where she was a certified DV and Sexual Assault counselor before heading back to the Bay Area to work at another non-profit, Family and Children’s Law Center as a bilingual staff attorney.
Finally, she returned home to the South Bay in 2009 when she joined Bay Area Legal Aid in May 2009 before moving on to private practice in Aug 2015. Her practice currently includes family law, as well as representing victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking in criminal court and other civil matters. She has recently been appointed through the county as a commissioner on the County’s Domestic Violence Council.
When not moonlighting as a lawyer by day, she can be found playing soccer, training for triathlons and Tough Mudders or simply hanging out with friends.