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Wiley Nickel

Wiley Nickel

Partner

wiley@wileynickel.com

NC Expungement Lawyer Wiley Nickel lives and works in Cary, North Carolina.  In 1998, he graduated from Tulane University with a major in Political Science and a minor in History.  After college Wiley went to work for Al Gore and travelled with the Vice President as part of his national advance staff.  Following the Gore campaign he earned his law degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law in 2005. While in law school Wiley worked as a law clerk in the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office where he gained valuable criminal trial experience before taking and passing the California bar exam. His first job out of law school was for the Merced County District Attorney’s Office where he worked as a Deputy District Attorney. Wiley later joined the Law Offices of Joseph Uremovic where he focused on civil litigation and family law. When the opportunity came to join the Obama campaign in 2008 Wiley jumped at the chance. He spent the last three years traveling with President Obama as a member of his national advance team. In 2011 Wiley left his work for the White House to return to the practice of law.

Wiley Nickel currently serves in the North Carolina State Senate representing the 16th District (parts of Cary, Morrisville and NW Raleigh).  As one of the newest state senators, he serves on the Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources, Pension & Retirements and Aging, and Appropriations on Education/Higher Education committees.  He was elected to the State Senate in 2018.  When he is not working in the General Assembly or for the law firm – he is an avid family man and distance runner. He loves North Carolina college sports and is hoping this is the year for Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers.

Wiley devotes the majority of his legal practice to the areas of criminal law and North Carolina Expungements.  Expungement Lawyer Wiley Nickel is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and California.

Lindsey Granados

Lindsey Granados

Partner

lindsey@wileynickel.com

Attorney Lindsey D. Granados is an experienced trial lawyer and seasoned litigator who advocates tirelessly for her clients. She truly cares for the well-being of her clients, and her compassion and desire to see justice in action motivates her to seek the best possible outcome in each case. Over the course of her career, Lindsey has tried hundreds of District Court cases—infractions, misdemeanors of every variety, DWIs—and numerous high-level felony criminal jury trials to verdict in Superior Court.

When Lindsey Granados joined the firm in 2020, she expanded the firm’s areas of representation–high-level felonies like drug offenses/trafficking. Sex offenses, felony hit & run, habitual felon offenses, felony domestic violence offenses and child abuse offenses, federal crimes, sex offender registry termination petitions, just to name a few. “I joined this firm in 2020 as an associate, and I am thrilled to now be Wiley’s law partner. We have shared goals and a vision for Nickel & Granados, PLLC to provide high-quality legal services and be a leading firm for criminal defense in the Triangle and beyond. My clients’ needs and goals are my top priority, and even though the name of the firm has changed, the heart of the firm has not.”

Ms. Granados was born and raised in Seminole, Oklahoma. She graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University, located in Shawnee, Oklahoma and with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, with honors, magna cum laude. Lindsey then moved half-way across the country to attend law school at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. Desiring to be closer to some extended family in the area, Lindsey moved directly to North Carolina the day after graduating law school, and she can’t imagine ever leaving her adopted home state of North Carolina.

Lindsey is married to her college sweetheart, Ian, and they are the proud parents of a brilliant 9-year-old girl, who loves to read and argue (just like her mom!) The Granados’ attend Raleigh Chinese Christian Church, located in Cary, where Lindsey is very active and involved in Sunday school and the church music ministry, where she enjoys signing and helping lead worship in the church’s praise band every Sunday.

Regarding professional engagement, Ms. Granados is the current Vice-President of the Wake Women Attorneys (having also served as President), is the President for the Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers, and she serves on the Wake County Bar Association CLE Committee. Additionally, for the past decade, Lindsey has volunteered as the co-chair of the NCAJ High School Mock Trial Competition, running a regional competition for high school students learning about our system of laws.

In addition to her extensive experience defending people accused of crimes, Ms. Granados also served as an Assistant District Attorney in Wake County. Lindsey’s experience on both sides of the aisle gives her a well-rounded perspective when she approaches a case, and she advocates tirelessly for her clients’ rights.

When you are charged with high-level felonies, you need an attorney who will walk with you every step of the way, demystifying the criminal court process, which can be confusing, overwhelming, and scary. More importantly though, you deserve to have a lawyer who will fight for your rights and defend you well. Call Nickel & Granados, PLLC to set up a consultation with Attorney Lindsey D. Granados today!

Paige Feldmann

Paige Feldmann

Associate Attorney

paige@wileynickel.com

Attorney Paige Feldmann is a native of Erie, PA. After graduating from Penn State with a B.S. in Finance, she moved to California where she earned an MBA. Paige returned to the East Coast and attended Campbell Law in Raleigh.

After law school, Paige briefly worked in civil litigation but quickly returned to criminal defense. She has defended clients in numerous trials and domestic violence protection hearing proceedings. Paige believes that compassion comes first and makes kindness a priority, but will stand strongly for her clients and protect their rights.

Paige is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, Wake County Bar Association, and Tech Chair of the Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers. She is admitted to practice in North Carolina, the Eastern District of North Carolina, the Middle District of North Carolina, and the Fourth Circuit.

When not working, Paige studies foreign languages, runs, and spoils her dogs. She is conversational in American Sign Language. Additionally, she is a licensed esthetician and worked for Benefit Cosmetics for several years.

 
Meredith Cairo

Meredith Cairo

Associate Attorney

meredith@wileynickel.com

Attorney Meredith Cairo is a native of Statesville, North Carolina, but her love for the community of Wake County has made it her permanent home. Meredith received her Bachelor of Art’s degree in Psychology from Wake Forest University, where she spent a vast amount of her time on Salem Lake with the Wake Forest Rowing Club. Upon graduation from Wake Forest, Meredith immediately pursued her passion for advocacy and was accepted to Campbell University School of Law. While attending Campbell Law, Meredith was a member of the Restorative Justice Clinic, where she thrived in bringing victims and offenders together using restorative justice practices to foster collaborative healing and creative solutions, rather than specifically seeking punishment.

Additionally, Meredith spent her summers and any free time available during the summers immersing herself in the court system at the District Attorney’s Office of Johnston County, learning the best strategies for her future client’s cases. Meredith is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, and the Criminal and Family Law Sections of the North Carolina Bar Association.

Meredith’s experiences in the criminal law world is what motivates her to explore all avenues for her client. Meredith enjoys building a relationship with her clients and learning more about their unique lives and goals than what can be seen on the typical intake sheet. Meredith understands that effective communication is what moves a case forward and ultimately a client closer to a greater peace of mind. While Meredith thrives in the courtroom, she exhausts all efforts necessary to advance her client’s goals at the lowest cost to them outside the court. From the beginning of the case, because of her money-conscious advocacy and the emotional labor ahead, Meredith won’t minimize any anticipated issues with her client’s case, but will work to overcome them until the very end.

Outside her time at the office, you will likely find Meredith spending quality time with her loved ones, visiting Raleigh-Durham’s restaurants and breweries, or enjoying the latest true crime podcast and movies.

“My client’s goals are my goals. I genuinely care about putting clients in the best position possible to heal and that will be apparent to the Assistant District Attorney, Judge, and most importantly, my client.”