Nicole B. Lockhart


Nicole B. Lockhart


Nicole B. Lockhart

Nicole Lockhart excels in delivering strategic, client-focused guidance, leveraging her multifaceted litigation background for optimal results.

Nicole brings a blend of rigor and relatability to her role in the Insurance Defense group at Zausmer, P.C. Sworn into practice by her cousin, Judge Terrance Keith, Nicole continues a family legacy of legal practice.

Nicole specializes in various aspects of insurance defense, serving a diverse clientele from large property and casualty insurers to mid-market and specialty carriers. Her previous experience in commercial litigation and compliance honed her skills in document review, contract analysis, and compliance, making her a valuable asset in handling complex no-fault coverage questions, premises liability, and commercial liability disputes.

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Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • State of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan


Wayne State University
Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2018

Oakland University
Bachelor of Arts, Writing and Rhetoric, 2014

Professional Groups

  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Litigation section


  • Routing the Business Courts: Interviews with Judge Timothy P. Connors and Judge Victoria A. Valentine; Ten Years of Business Courts in Michigan
    The Michigan Business Law Journal, Fall 2022
  • Business Divorces and the Shareholder Primacy Norm
    The Litigation Journal, Spring/Summer 2022
  • Touring the Business Courts: Business Dockets in Michigan – Ten Years with More to Come
    The Michigan Business Law Journal, Summer 2021

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star – 2021 to present