I love being a lawyer, but I’ll be honest: It’s easy to get sucked into the coldness. Every day, there’s a new story about how people are horrible to one another, and it’s a reminder of the suffering in the world. Eventually, you get lost in the technical stuff because you can’t take any more tragedy. I’ll admit, there have been times when I got caught focusing on overhead and trying to make monthly goals. If it weren’t for my wife, I wouldn’t be half the lawyer I am today. Nicole is the most incredible person I have ever met. I know it sounds like I’m exaggerating because she’s my wife, but Nicole is truly the rare kind of person who just understands life. Did you know that if you put two pianos in a room and strike a chord on one piano, the same chord will vibrate on the other piano? That’s what Nicole is able to do on a human level. She has this uncanny ability to cut through all the nonsense and recognize the heart of the matter. In other words, she knows which chord is being played in the moment. CREDIT SHE DESERVES Nicole Barnett: The Real Driving Force
Nicole and Case Barnett Team
good father. It’s uncanny how she is able to bring out the best in people and balance everything in our lives. In addition to handling marketing, strategic vision, human resources, business development, and advocating for our clients, Nicole is an amazing mother who is always there for our kids, Finn Atticus and Harlow Grace. Nicole is the driving force behind our firm’s values and success. Despite her accomplishments, she never gets the credit she deserves, and that’s so frustrating! When people hear she works at the office, they often think, “Aw, that’s cute. Wifey’s helping out.” But in reality, while I do all the lawyer stuff, Nicole basically runs everything else. She gives us direction and reminds me why we do what we do. She’s the straw that stirs the drink, I like to say. After six years of marriage, I know I’m a stronger person today than I was before I met Nicole. She recognizes how life should be, and she uses her endless wealth of compassion to help move us in that direction. Nicole was supposed to just be at the firm temporarily, but
In every case, Nicole never fails to see the heart that is hurting
beneath it all, and she makes sure I’m able to see it, too.
she really couldn’t help herself, and I thank God for that. I don’t know where we would be without her, but I know we would be missing something irreplaceable. –Case Barnett
For the last three years, Nicole has worked at the firm as chief operating officer, and as a result, we’ve become a stronger team. She left her interior design job and came to the firm to work with the finances. She soon saw the human side to the firm and felt compelled to bring it to the forefront. In every case, Nicole never fails to see the heart that is hurting beneath it all, and she makes sure I’m able to see it, too.
Nicole has profoundly improved my life. When I first met her, she helped me realize the important things in life: being a good person and being a
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