Nichole J. Segal

Nichole joined Burlington & Rockenbach, P.A. as an associate in 2009.  She practices civil appellate law and provides trial support.

Before entering private practice, Nichole worked as a judicial clerk for Judge Gary M. Farmer of the Fourth District Court of Appeal in West Palm Beach.

While in law school, Nichole was a member of several student organizations, including the Public Interest Law Society and the International Law Students’ Association. She served as a law clerk for one year at a prominent statewide civil firm. She was also a research assistant for the Professor Michael J. Dale. She received a public service fellowship to spend one summer interning with the Guardian ad Litem Program. In college, Nichole’s majors were Marketing and Multinational Business Operations.

Nichole is a native Floridian and grew up in Central Florida.  She and her husband, Fred, have two children, Brady and Violet.


Florida State University, B.S., Business

Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D., with honors

Bar Admissions

The Florida Bar

United States District Court, Southern District of Florida


Palm Beach County Bar Association

     Appellate Practice Committee Member 2014-2019

  • Chair, 2015-2017

     Judicial Relations Committee, Member 2014-2019

  • Co-Chair, 2017-2019
  • Programming Subcommittee, Chair, 2016-2017
  • Judicial Luncheons Subcommittee, Co-Chair, 2016-2017

    Membership Committee, Co-Chair, 2018 - 2019

    Bench Bar Committee, Appellate Chair/Co-Chair, 2015, 2017

Florida Justice Association

Palm Beach County Justice Association

Florida Association for Women Lawyers

  • Judicial Nominating Commission Oversight Committee, Chair, 2017-2018

Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Palm Beach County Chapter

  • PACE Committee, Chair, 2017-2019

Board Certification

Board certified by The Florida Bar in Appellate Practice, 2014 to present

Awards and Recognition

Rising Star in Appellate Practice 2016-2017 by Florida Super Lawyers

Finalist – Most Effective Lawyers (Appellate Practice), 2015, Daily Business Review

Publications and Presentations

Presenter, Florida Justice Association Collateral Sources Webinar, speaking about collateral source issues that arise in medical malpractice arbitration as well as the Florida Supreme Court decision in Joerg v. State Farm.

Panelist, Appellate Practice in the Fourth District Court of Appeal A-Z, put on by the Appellate Practice Committee of the Palm Beach County Bar Association.

Moderator, Juror Troubles, luncheon seminar hosted by the Palm Beach County Bar Association addressing juror misconduct.

Representative Cases

Feller v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., 240 So. 3d 61 (Fla. 3d DCA, 2018)

Wichmann v. Conrad & Scherer, LLP, 237 So. 3d 1018 (Fla. 4th DCA, 2018)

N. Broward Hosp. Dist. v. Kalitan, 219 So. 3d 49 (Fla. 2017)

Green v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 225 So. 3d 229 (Fla. 4th DCA 2017)

Allen v. Montalvan, 201 So.3d 705 (Fla. 4th DCA 2016)

Banner v. Law Office of David J. Stern, P.A., 198 So.3d 1133 (Fla. 4th DCA 2016)

Zelman v. Zelman, 170 So.3d 838 (Fla. 4th DCA 2015)

N. Broward Hosp. Dist. v. Kalitan, 174 So.3d 403 (Fla. 4th DCA 2015)

Garcon v. Florida Agency for Health Care Admin., 150 So.3d 1101 (Fla. 2014)

Racetrac Petroleum, Inc. v. Sewell, 150 So.3d 1247 (Fla. 3d DCA 2014)

Pembroke Lakes Mall Ltd. v. McGruder, 137 So.3d 418 (Fla. 4th DCA 2014)

Law Offices of David J. Stern, P.A. v. Hewitt, 106 So.3d 489 (Fla. 4th DCA 2013)

Herrera v. Moustafa, 96 So.3d 1020 (Fla. 4th DCA 2012)

Burt v. United Parcel Serv., Inc., 92 So.3d 302 (Fla. 4th DCA 2012)

Vanalstine v. Palms W. Hosp., L.P., 90 So.3d 990 (Fla. 4th DCA 2012)

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