Experience. Advocacy. Leadership.

more than 50 years of advocacy for the LGBT community and women


providing solutions for same-sex families created through surrogacy, ART, and adoption

Legal Leaders

helping courts respond to evolving law

Durham's Most Experienced LGBT Legal Advocates

Durham's Leading LGBT Focused Law Firm

Whether you are a same-sex couple seeking advice on how best to protect your family, or you are a parent who doesn’t want one of your child’s poor decisions to ruin the rest of her life, we speak your language, and we’re here to help. NicholsonPham prioritizes the importance of client service and excellent representation. NicholsonPham actively supports public service, civic and community engagement and pursues sustainability with every business practice.

Located in the heart of Durham’s business district, NicholsonPham has pride in its deep roots in North Carolina and our local communities. NicholsonPham has three attorneys. The two partners, Meredith Nicholson and Milan Pham, grew up in North Carolina and attended local law schools. Sharon Thompson, who now serves as of counsel to NicholsonPham, has decades of experience serving the community in civil litigation and is a pioneer in LGBT law and legal issues. She brings a wealth of knowledge to NicholsonPham and the attorneys work collaboratively to combine legal expertise and vigorous litigation skills to the benefit of clients. NicholsonPham’s attorneys have more than fifty years of combined experience working successfully to resolve the legal issues of families and individuals in both civil and criminal matters.

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