Nichole D. Flippen, Esq.

Business, Debt Collection & Community Association Law

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Firm Overview

Flippen Casey, PLLC is a full service law firm, serving clients throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia (VA) and the District of Columbia (DC). Our attorneys are experienced in the areas of bankruptcy, business formation & transactions, general business law, contracts, corporate governance, debt collection, litigation, community associations (condominiums & homeowners associations), landlord/tenant disputes and real estate law.

Example cases

Attorney Nichole Flippen has litigated claims arising from collection of assessments, covenant disputes, contractual issues, and property damage claims; advised clients on legal matters unique to community associations, including covenant enforcement, assessment increases, parking regulation and insurance coverage; prepared and reviewed policy resolutions and other legal documents; prepared and negotiated service contracts; represented clients before state and county regulatory boards; and opposed zoning applications adversely affecting community association clients and their members.

In a recent case, Nichole defended a condominium association against a claim of racial discrimination in the collection of condominium assessments. She successfully defeated the discrimination claim and moved forward with litigation to earn a court award securing the association's claim for more than four (4) years worth of delinquent assessments. Nichole also has experience representing community associations before government agencies and community association regulatory boards.

In an action before a local regulatory board, she assisted in defending a condominium against allegations that the condominium violated state law by not allowing an individual unit owner to review certain private association and unit owner documents. Nichole, along with another attorney, successfully defeated the claim against the condominium and prevented the disclosure of the protected information.

In representing business clients, Nichole has: litigated commercial debt collection actions, property damage claims, contract disputes, landlord/tenant actions, and employment disputes; negotiated favorable settlements; and advised clients on corporate litigation issues and general business matters.

Main Office

Flippen Casey, PLLC
722 E Market Street
Suite 201
Leesburg  VA  20176

Phone
  • (703) 956-7427
Fax
  • (703) 956-7426

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Free 30 minute consultation. Add'l time for initial consultation is billed at the attorney's discretion at our standard rate.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Ms. Flippen will offer special discounted rates for new clients mentioning Nolo during their initial consultation. For further information, please contact Nichole D. Flippen, Esq. by calling (703) 956-7427 or via e-mail to ndf@flippenlaw.com.

Hourly Rates

Standard billable rate for 2013 is $250.00/hour

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., by appointment only.

Office Manager

N/A

Emergency After Hours

No

Languages Spoken

English

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

Yes, we offer limited "unbundled" legal services to our clients, which are rendered consistent with the VA and DC Rules of Professional Conduct. For further information, please contact Nichole D. Flippen, Esq. by calling (703) 956-7427 or via e-mail to ndf@flippenlaw.com.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

We offer our clients quality legal services at reasonable rates. To ensure the most cost-effective approach to any legal matter, we divide work among the firm's partners based on their respective areas or expertise.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

The decision to use mediation, arbitration, and collaborative law to resolve a case is determined on a case-by-case basis.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

Yes. We believe in giving back to the community, by engaging in community service activities with local churches and other charitable organizations. In addition, we offer free legal seminars in our areas of expertise and our goal for 2012 is to host several pro bono clinics at the churches in our surrounding community.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We are a full service business, bankruptcy and real estate law firm dedicated to assisting individuals and business entities in addressing all of their legal needs. Our attorneys enjoy working with people and assisting them in protecting their legal interests. We believe in building and maintaining long-lasting relationships with our clients by providing personal attention and superior services in every legal matter. We take pride in being the attorneys that you rely on to protect your legal interests. As a founding member of the firm, Nichole D. Flippen, Esq., takes pride in not only being zealous advocates for her clients, but also being an active and approachable member of her community.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

We believe that is it important that people take steps in educating themselves about the law and legal issues that affect them. This not only helps someone to understand their situation, but also to understand when it may be appropriate to seek the advice and counsel of a competent legal professional.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes, we will review documents prepared by our clients at our standard hourly rate.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

We advise our clients on various areas of the law, and strive to educate our clients in a manner that allows them to handle matters on their own and to know when to engage our offices for full service legal representation. All services rendered to our clients are rendered consistent with the VA and DC Rules of Professional Conduct. For further information, please contact Nichole D. Flippen, Esq. by calling (703) 956-7427 or via e-mail to ndf@flippenlaw.com.

Nichole Flippen

Nichole D. Flippen, Esq., Principal
FLIPPEN CASEY, PLLC
722 E. Market Street, Suite 201
Leesburg, VA 20176
Telephone: (703) 956-7427
Facsimile: (703) 956-7426
E-Mail: NDF@FlippenLaw.com

Nichole concentrates her practice in the areas of business law, commercial litigation and real estate law.

As a founding member of Flippen Casey, PLLC, she is dedicated to providing quality legal services to her clients. Nichole represents and advises individuals and entities in a wide array of business matters involving entity formation, litigation, contracts and business transactions. In addition to her business law practice, Nichole maintains an active real estate practice, representing Boards of Directors and individual members of condominium associations and homeowners associations. She also handles matters involving commercial and residential leases and other landlord/tenant matters.

Nichole attended James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in International Finance. She then attended The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctor, concentrating her studies in corporate and securities law.

While in law school, Nichole interned with the Law Office of Cecelia A. TaBois, the Federal Reserve, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD now FINRA). In addition, she was a member of the Honor Board, the Securities Law Students Association, and the Black Law Students Association.

Nichole is admitted to practice law in both the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia.

She is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar. She is also a Board Member for a local condominium association and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


LICENSES & ADMISSIONS

- Commonwealth of Virginia
- District of Columbia
- Virginia Supreme Court
- D.C. Court of Appeals
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia


EDUCATION

Juris Doctor
- The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, D.C.

Bachelor of Business Administration
- James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia


PUBLICATIONS

- Now That I Have Obtained a Judgment, How Do I Collect? A Summary of Standard Post-Judgment Debt Collection Techniques (March 2012, Flippen Casey, PLLC Newsletter)

- Termination of Membership in a Co-Operative (July 2011, RB Community Association Newsletter)

- Regulating Parking on Public Streets within an Association (March 2011, RB Community Association Newsletter, reprinted Summer 2011, The Advisor)

- Boards of Directors: Knowing Your Duties and Powers (September 2010, RB Community Association Newsletter, reprinted April 2011, Reston Magazine)
License
  • Bar Number: Please contact
    Virginia , 2006
  • Bar Number: Please contact
    District of Columbia , 2008
Education
  • The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 2006

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Articles Written

Post-Judgment Debt Collection Techniques

Created On: 07/10/2012

In many cases, obtaining a judgment in a lawsuit is the easiest part of the debt collection process.
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