Modrall Sperling Law Firm

Nicole Russell centers her practice on matters involving Native American law and natural resources law. She is currently assisting with projects involving federal permitting and economic development in Indian country.

Nicole received two undergraduate degrees in Business Management and International Studies from Virginia Tech, graduating summa cum laude. She earned her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. While in law school, she served as Articles Editor of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics.

Between her undergraduate and law school studies, Nicole worked for a federal government contractor. During law school, she served as an Intern at the Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, in the Division of Land Resources. She also participated in the full-year Harrison Institute Public Policy Clinic in Washington, D. C.


Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2018; Articles Editor of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, summa cum laude, 2012

Bar Admissions

New Mexico

Legal Compendium


  • “To Further Justice in the Greater Native American Community”: Ethical Responsibilities of a Tribal Attorney in Disenrollment Disputes, 30 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 991, 1010 (2017).