Attorney Jeffrey C Nickerson specializes in Special Needs Trusts and Planning

Biography of Jeffrey C. Nickerson

When my special needs son turned 18 and I was told; “You need to set up an estate plan with a special needs trust”.   So we found an attorney who prepared our plans.  Even though I was an experienced attorney, I had no practical understanding of the legalese in our own estate plan & special needs trust.  I made a commitment that day to become an estate planning attorney that provide clients an estate plan specifically designed for their unique family situation but also simple and understandable.    
I was raised in Southern California, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Finance & MBA from Cal State University Long Beach.  After several years preparing contracts for a major aerospace company, I returned to law school where I served on the law review and obtained a Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego.  I utilized these skills in aerospace in managing a large contracts organization where responsibilities included contracts, export licensing, software licensing and patent applications.  My wife & two sons purchased our first home in Murrieta in 1989.
In 2010 I left aerospace and launched my law practice in Murrieta.  The practice is focused solely on estate planning & administration and special needs trusts.
My wife and I are founders of Exceptional Sports, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing recreational sports opportunities to those with special needs.  My passion is providing special needs advice & counsel to special needs families.
I am an active member of the Riverside County Bar – Estate Planning Section, Southwest Riverside County Bar Association, Temecula Estate Planning Group, Wealth Counsel and Academy of Special Needs Planners.  I am an avid supporter of Special Olympics, Yellowstone Park Foundation and Yosemite Conservancy.  I love spending time outdoors and with family & friends.

Meet the Rest of the Team

Cassandra Olsen

Cassandra Olsen

Hello! I have been with Nickerson Law, APC since November 2017. As the Senior Paralegal, my main responsibilities are working directly with Jeff Nickerson to ensure the legal work of the office is addressed in a timely manner. I draft, file, update clients, and much more. My passion is Conservatorships and assisting families with the ins and outs of the Conservatorship process.

I graduated with an Associate in Science in Paralegal Studies in 2018. I later earned two additional degrees; an Associate in Arts in Social and Behavioral Sciences in 2019, and then an Associate in Science in Administration of Justice in 2023. I love to learn and attend various educational institutions, with goals to earn additional degrees and/or certificates in the near future.

In the Autumn of 2023, I moved to the PNW and now work remotely for Nickerson Law, APC. In my free time, I love to go hiking and exploring in the multitude of trails that the PNW has to offer. I also enjoy watching movies (mostly crime/thriller/horror movies), spending time with my fiancé and our two dogs, Domino and Kahlua, trying new restaurants, and reading.

Ashley Ortiz

(We have respected her request to not have her picture on our website)

Hi there! My name is Ashley and I am the Legal Assistant at Nickerson Law firm, where my responsibilities extend beyond traditional legal work to include notary public services and accounting responsibilities. With a passion for law and a keen eye for detail, I contribute to the legal processes, ensuring the smooth operation of the firm. Beyond the office, my adventurous personality comes to life as I enjoy the thrill of surfing and snowboarding, all while cherishing moments spent with loved ones during my downtime. I look forward to working with you in my capacity as a team member at Nickerson Law Firm!

Kaylee Generoso

I’m Kaylee, the Office Assistant at Nickerson Law Firm. As the initial point of contact, I specialize in fostering positive connections with clients through effective communication. I ensure that every interaction reflects the professionalism and commitment that define Nickerson Law Firm. I am also a valuable support to my colleagues in various administrative capacities. Beyond office hours, I love anything that involves an adventure or being active and outside! In my downtime I also enjoy good books and a good cup of coffee.

Robert T. Nickerson

Robert is our social media manager and master of technology

If you see my last name, then yes, I am the second son of Jeffrey Nickerson. I’m the social media manager. It’s my duty to ensure that prospective clients and followers of the Nickerson Law Page are reading content. Okay, some of it is educational, but there’s a lot of fun stuff too. Memes, quotes, simple hellos, etc…

I’m also the technology expert. Not quite I.T. material, but if there’s a computer or software issue, I’ll be the first to get on it and fix it.

When I’m not in the office, I produce and host my own podcast called Behind the Bells. I also enjoy going to the movies, reading and going to events with my beautiful wife that I married in December of 2023. 

What do we do

Estate Planning is What We Do!
Wills – Trusts & More!
We also do Special Needs Planning (our passion), Trust Administration,
Conservatorships and Medi-Cal & VA planning