Nicole Planell is a partner in the Litigation practice group, where she focuses in the areas of commercial litigation, construction defects and professional liability matters.

Nicole has a demonstrated history of managing complex civil litigation cases in the areas of real estate and insurance defense law, including title claims, code compliance, consumer lending practices, construction defects, indemnity claims, professional malpractice, premises liability and general liability claims. She drafts and prepares all manner of litigation documents, including motions, memorandums of law, discovery demands and responses, counter- and cross-claims, and answers and affirmative defenses. For clients involved in real estate litigation, she also prepares foreclosure litigation documents and attends mediations, depositions and city code violation hearings.

She has experience conducting and defending depositions; trial preparation, including Daubert motions, motions in limine and dispositive motions. Nicole is also skilled at conducting legal research and preparation at non-jury trials, including witness preparation and resolution of pretrial motions.


Prior to joining Armstrong Teasdale, Nicole served as a litigation associate at several Florida defense firms.

She also previously served as a litigation paralegal, during which time she drafted and filed litigation documents in both state and federal courts, including all pleadings and discovery documents. She also prepared and maintained cases from intake until trial readiness, as well as requested and subpoenaed medical, employment, insurance and tax records.


  • New York Law School  (J.D., 2008)
    • Dean’s list
  • Fordham University  (B.A., 2001)
    • International Political Economy
    • French minor


  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Professional Activities

  • The Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Association for Women Lawyers, Miami-Dade (Florida) Chapter

Charitable and Civic Involvement

  • Dade Legal Aid “Put Something Back” Program


  • The Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Construction (2024-present)


  • Spanish
  • French
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