- JD, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, cum laude, 2020
- BFA, Roosevelt University, 2013
Life aboard a cruise ship is generally what happens at the end of a long career. Not so for Nikki Britten, whose professional journey has led her in the opposite direction: Her first career as an assistant cruise director, where she visited 50 countries and five continents, inspired her to pursue a career in law. This decision, however, did not result from smooth sailing.
After witnessing injustices on her ship, Nikki decided that she wanted to be able to help those without the tools to advocate for themselves. An incident involving employment contracts was her turning point. While working on a new ship, she had to accommodate a group from corporate leadership who wanted to see the vessel, but there were no empty rooms available. As a result, she was asked to inform some crewmembers to disembark to make room. The American and European crew stayed because of their tighter contracts, while other international crewmembers were sent home with neither pay nor a guarantee of future employment. While she disagreed with the request, she was powerless to prevent it, and members of her team who were meant to have contracts for at least six months were left without recourse. That was when she decided to go to law school.
Her passion for advocacy continued to grow while she worked at her law school’s Criminal Defense Clinic, representing defendants in criminal cases. At Jackson Spencer Law, she channels that same passion to her work in employment. Although she handles a full spectrum of tasks related to employment cases, her focus is on litigation, unemployment appeals, pre-litigation and negotiations involving discrimination cases, OSHA, and sexual harassment and assault issues, among others.
While in law school Nikki played multiple leadership roles, including serving as the 1L representative of the 2017-18 Board of Advocates and the Vice Chair of Student Affairs for the 2018-19 Board of Advocates. She was the on-campus competition director for the 2019-20 academic year, as well as a member of the Fall 2018 San Diego Defense Lawyers Mock Trial Team, the Fall 2019 ABA Labor and Employment Mock Trial Team, and the Spring 2019 AAJ Mock Trial Team.
She also served as a student attorney for the Spring 2019 Criminal Defense Clinic, as well as the clinic chief for the Fall 2020 semester. She was also a member of the Fall 2019 Women in Law.
Nikki is licensed to practice in both Texas and Utah.
When she’s not practicing law, Nikki acts semi-professionally; after earning her BFA she was a cast member in theater productions in New York, Chicago, and Dallas. She has a black belt in Tae Kwon-Do and speaks French fluently.
About a year ago, I found myself in need of an attorney, when my aunt recommended Jackson Spencer Law. There aren’t enough words to express my gratitude! I had the privilege of working with Neal Bridges and Nikki Britten. They were kind, professional, knowledgeable, accessible, and extremely thorough. He was very detailed in our communication and always with a quick response. I highly recommend Jackson Spencer Law. Neal Bridges did more than just resolve my case. He got my smile back, my self-esteem, my confidence, and my dignity! I want to thank Neal and the entire staff for bringing light back into my world after a very dark time.
— Stephenie Corona